There's something so clean and magical about the first summer fruits of a vegetable garden. The plants haven't yet gone all beautifully wild and woolly, they're still roughly in the spots where we dug them in. And the yield isn't yet overwhelming, it's putting out just enough goodness to seem precious and miraculous. All of which makes us feel like this, am I right?
Friends, I'm excited to share with you that I've recently launched a new writing gig--I'm the Dairy-Free Food writer for Boston's Examiner.com! I'll be writing 2-3 times a week with tips, advice, products, recipes, and information for those of you are on either dairy-reduced or dairy-free diets...as I am.
My dairy issue is casein, the protein found in milk (the other dairy biggie, you probably know, is lactose). In my body, casein sensitivity leads to everything from sinus issues to stomach sluggishness to acne. Since I stopped--or, if occasional cheating can be admitted, greatly reduced--my intake of dairy, I've seen marked improvement in all of these areas.
So I'm excited to pursue the topic further on Examiner.com, learning more myself as I guide you toward better, healthier choices....no cow required.
I've been away from this blog for awhile, for reasons both good and bad (yes, the list is really this dramatic: a job change, major health news, and a bona fide natural disaster). But though there is much to discuss and share, I wanted to start with some simple images of the summer just outside my kitchen window.
From stained-glass lilies to trumpeting zucchini flowers to thirsty tomatoes to clover-happy Bunny....it's all good in the 'hood.