Thursday Love List
Foodie Fridays, The Tuesday Review... and for a while this year I chronicled my Farmers' Market Finds on Mondays. Now I'm thinking I'll add the Thursday Love List into the mix.
Not Far From the Tree: Last Thursday evening, Lisa and I met up at Wychwood Barns for the End-of Season celebration (at which a copy of Get It Ripe was given away as one of the many super door prizes) for this Toronto based fruit-picking organization started by Laura Reinsborough (who I first met years ago through my ex-girlfriend when they were both at school in Sackville NB). This season (their second full year in action), Laura, her small handful of employees and hundreds of volunteer gleaners (Lisa included, with "supreme gleaner" status) harvested 8135 pounds of sweet cherries, sour cherries, serviceberries, mulberries, apricots, plums, crabapples, pears, sumac, elderberries, apples, black walnuts, and ginkgo nuts from private residential trees. All this local goodness gets distributed between the tree owners, the volunteers, and people in need who access services (like food banks) in 3 wards across the city. Win-win-WIN! Don't you wish you were involved in such a super organization? I sure do!
Generous pregnant women in Toronto who have met with me over past few months prenatally, allowed be to attend their births, and met postnatally too, sharing their very intimate experiences of pregnancy. Some of these women tell me they do it because it's a way to give back to the profession of midwifery, that they've so appreciated. It sure is helping me learn, and helps me get through the drier parts of the program with greater enthusiasm.
The Good Wife: As a dedicated student, I've tried to minimize presence of teevee in my life this semester (and it's not that challenging when 30 Rock doesn't seem as hilarious this season, and that new show Glee doesn't grab me at all), but I'll admit I'm hooked on this one. Maybe it's Julianna Margulies who I always knew was awesome (even though I never got into ER), or the fact that I haven't seen Josh Charles (of Dead Poets Society and Threesome fame) in years. Have you seen it?
Twitter Lists: I ignored them at first, and creating them for everyone I follow was a ridiculous time-suck for me last weekend, but I'm sure glad I did it because it's a super way to keep on top of tweets that interest me.
1 Minute Chocolate Sauce One part fair-trade cocoa powder (sifted) + one part agave nectar, mix until smooth = YUM! (Add a splash of liquid coconut oil if you desire.) Drizzle over whatever pleases you, like (coconut milk-based) Mint Ice Creem. So simple.