What a pleasure it is to enjoy a warm, just picked, deeply colored tomato, or a crisp head of lettuce. How good does it feel to select your dinner ingredients at the farmer's market or off a farm stand directly from the farm family who grew it. Or better yet, letting what's ripe in your garden guide your dinner menu.
Our everyday lives can be enriched by taking the time to slow down, be in the moment to enjoy what you are doing around food.
a few pleasures you can enjoy: .Visit the farmers’ market . Start a kitchen garden .Make pasta from scratch one night .Invite a friend over to share a meal .Squeeze your own lemonade from the fresh fruit . Prepare food with your children or teach them to garden .Trace your food sources . Linger over a glass of wine and a slice of cheese . Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program .Decide to eat lunch at the table instead of on-the-go . Visit a local farm . Learn your local food history! Prepare an authentic regional dish or discover a food that is celebrated by your culture.
These suggestions come by way of a sister chapter, Slow Food Orange County.
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