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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scribbles and Scrambles ~ Perfect Day on the Farm and Vegan Broccoli "Beef"

Couldn't have been a nicer day on the farm. Mid to high 70's with a sight breeze blowing. The ground was steamy and wet and odoriferous with green, growing life. At times, when I crouched low to snap a buried Swiss Chard stem, the heat from the ground was almost sauna hot. Picking was silent some of the time, just the pop of snipped greens, and the rustle of leaves. Other times easy conversation punctured the steamy silence.

My fingernails are stai
ned olive drab and my fridge is full of produce.

Satisfying, satisfying, satisfying. Sigh.

The packing went quick and the boxes were pregnant with delicious offerings. Pictured are some of the gorgeous offerings... a handful of purple beans, garlic, broccoli and cabba
We made a stir fry out of just picked broccoli and snap peas. It maybe was the best stir fry I've ever had. I was starving...that always helps, but, yum.

We had Trader Joe's "beef" seitan in the freezer so we tossed that in. (Highly recommended!) 
with the broccoli, 
snap peas, 
some frozen peppers, 
onions and 
brown rice that we had cooked previously and frozen. 
Quick and delicious.

I made a sauce out of :   1/4 cup sesame oil,

1/4 cup plus
1 TBSP soy sauce,
1 minced garlic clove,
1 tsp sesame seeds,
1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes, and
3 TBSP slivered almonds.

Poured it over and stirred it up.