Chicken Pie, and Chocolate Cookies
As the cooking progressed, as always, one thing lead to another. "Wouldn't soup with tender garden greens and white beans be good?" and what about cookies? Double Chocolate, and Colonial Spice?
Out to the kitchen garden in a flash to pick Vates Kale, Tuscan Kale (Dinosaur), Russian Red kale,Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, and Asian Greens. Good Olive Oil in a pot; Add course chopped yellow onion-a big one; crushed and chopped 4 cloves of garlic. Heat, but do not brown. Add chicken broth-2 cups, then the washed, chopped greens with white Cannenilli beans. I used a can of Organic 365 brand, but could use dry ones, and cook before adding greens. Simmer with a lid for 30 minutes. With a dash of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, Delicious!
A walk down to the creek after cooking as a way to fight the drowsiness of too many cookies.
The woods were alive with wildlife, and the ferns and running cedar so green in the low areas, untouched by people for so long, it was like a wonderland. A Cathedral. Great tree trunks like fallen giants lay across some banks for years, but thrive although horizontal. A haven for woodland creatures, and beautiful mosses. The water ran fast and deep today after the rain last night. Several little rapids,and waterfalls were music that echoed against the hill. A deep woods, that is as it was. Untouched by progress. This is part of balance for me. Sitting, standing in awe of this Greatness.