Colour for a Rainy Day

Yippee, another avocado was ripe!  I put a red pepper in the food processor along with a clove of garlic, a teaspoonful of tahini, a tablespoon of olive oil, some turmeric, cumin and salt.  Served on a bed of lettuce.

I got to thinking how locavore this might or might not be. 

avocado—Israël
red pepper—Spain or Morocco
lettuce—my greenhouse
garlic—l’Ardèche, a region of France
tahini—made by a company in France but I do not know the source of the sesame seeds
salt—Guérande, on the west coast of France
cumin—Lebanon
turmeric—I don’t know, a jar from the organic store

So, not very  local.  However, in our garden there isn’t much variety at this time of year—a few turnips, green leaves, Brussels sprouts, that’s about it.  Also we do not have the climate or soil for some things, such as garlic, mine has never grown well, so we stock up each year at an organic fair.  Peppers can be touch and go even in the greenhouse.  I was glad for this bright dish in sharp contrast to the gray skies outdoors, distributing rain which will come in handy when our garden does enter its productive season.  Soon!

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

One response to “Colour for a Rainy Day”

  1. sweatyknitter says :

    We’re experiencing cold, rainy days, so your title drew me! I am making a butternut-squash soup … will also be a nice color! 🙂

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