When I think of healing myself, it doesn't involve singly around what I am eating, its an all around physical and mental practice that involves many activities other then foods. Your mind is such an important key component in the healing process. To keep a healthy mind is to help keep a healthy body. When I think of a healthy mind, I think of positive energy. Staying positive, engaging in things that ease your thoughts and worries, activities that take you away into a special world of tranquility. That place for me is my garden. If my small little concrete patio takes me away to that special place of peace, I can't wait to see what my future house will bring me!
Come take a tour...
|My cucumbers are starting to climb!|
|Tomatoes, Parsley, and Jalepeno Peppers. I have every herb growing except mint and oregano. :)|
|I've had great success with my first batch of red lettuce so I started a BIG pot full (shown on right). Its growing in so fast...I also threw in some arugula. |
|My honey is growing hops. It can grow up to 12" a day! It's amazing to watch this grow everyday. To the right is my zucchini plant just starting to grow.|
|In the front yard I have a whole bushel of neon pink and purple impatients. My favorite shade plant to grow is Coleus. They are so vibrant!|
Lavender Lemon Nettle Sun Tea
Juice from 2 lemons
handful of fresh lavender
1/2 cup dried nettle
few lemon slices to float around
dropper full of lemon Stevia (optional)
As I work in my garden I love having a pitcher of tea brewing in the hot sun. I look forward to having it over ice that night when I'm settling in from getting my hands dirty in the garden. These flavors meld so lovely together. Its refreshing, calming, and good for you~ I love the subtle hint of lavender in each sip.
|First you want to soak and swish around the lavender |
in a bowl of water to remove debris or little buggies.
|I like to add nettles to a nut bag so its easy to remove.|