Enjoy the Dog Days
By now we hope you have had a chance to do some cooking with veggies in a way that has inspired you and given you joy in these difficult times. So many new ways to try old favorites, like tender baby kale pesto with walnuts, or roasted carrots with a little maple syrup, tamari, garlic and smoked paprika. Perhaps you’re venturing into a new veggie altogether and trying sautéed dandelion greens with lemon, garlic, and olive oil. There are very few ways to go wrong, and just eating fresh, straight-from-the-ground without cooking at this time of the year is tried and true, as well.
Our hearts go out to the many struggling in fire areas and needing to evacuate. The photos of smoke and ash look very out of this world, and we can feel the pressure it places on all living things. Remembering back to the fires in Australia, and the account of over 1 billion animals lost, is so horrific that we can only hope that cooler days come fast. The lightening strikes and power blackouts are roller coasting between days, with many people being evacuated and many roads closed. We hope everyone can find safety amidst the pandemic and the fires. For those of us here in the Pacific Northwest, we will continue to grow food in our valley and take great care among the land, the many sacred animals and plants we encounter every day, not taking anything for granted. Before we know it, the temperatures will shift for good, and the diminishing daylight will sadly let us know summer has gone. Enjoy these dog days of summer, and a special rest in peace to Molly Sue, a beautiful dog who will be dearly missed.