Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Daffodils and New Beginnings

My son grew a Daffodil from scratch...I remember the day he got home an ugly pot with nothing in it and insisted on keeping it in front of the house, he would run out every day and check his plant...see the end product...

I read Wordsworth's poem to K2  today and we are left with a  vision of  the pretty daffodils defiantly dancing in the cold and the rain:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:

I gazed--and gazed--but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 
Dinner was a healthy salad with Farro (Cooked) with veggies sauteed in EVOO and tonnes of garlic....use whatever veggies you like : I used Broccoli, Mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts, Zucchini...it was light and yet quite filling. I topped it with sun-dried tomatoes and shaved pecorino. I think the key is I used seasonal vegetable from my farmer's market. One little step we can take towards sustainability and good health is eating local and eating seasonally...

This dish goes out to Recipe Junction where Indrani is hosting a Spotlight on Winter Vegetables

Done anything good for your health this week?

1 comment:

  1. Very Pretty daffodil, nice salad, thanks for linking it to my event