It seems my existence revolves around food. Whether it’s eating it or preparing it for somebody else, it’s always in my forethoughts. What shall we eat next? What can I do to keep everybody eating their veggies? How can I keep loosing weight? What’s for dinner? Jesus said not to worry about what we will eat or drink, but rather we should trust God, who knows we need these things. I’ve been trying to take that approach and let my food prep be more spirit-led if you will. I still make grocery lists and I still plan ahead (at least weekly) but I try to keep some things unplanned, so I can practice NOT worrying, instead I practice listening and letting the Holy Spirit inspire me. It’s kind of fun, because surprisingly, He always gives me a good idea! Always!
We joined a CSA this year. That stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Every week we get a gorgeous box full of organic, locally grown veggies and sometimes fruit. It has been a tremendous blessing! I don’t always know what to do with the bounty I get, but I’m learning!
Roasted CSA veggies with butter and seasonings. Scrumptious!
I’ve got tomatoes coming out of my ears! I find them in my CSA box, in my own garden and my neighbor brings them over! So I decided to dehydrate some. I read that I can pulverize them and use the powder to make tomato sauce and tomato paste. They turned out so pretty that I might just keep them this way.
Besides tomatoes, I’ve been dehydrating apples, nectarines and pears. I find dehydrating to be the easiest way (besides freezing) to preserve food. No sugar is needed and I can just keep everything right in my big pantry.
I’ve also been freezing onions, peppers and berries. Squash season is starting, my absolute favorite!
Bless the Lord , O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits; who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103: 1-5
He forgives, heals, redeems, crowns and feeds us!
Bless the Lord, O my soul!