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Magic of Broccoli

May 31, 2014

Source of Inspiration

Steamed broccoli
with no adornment:
no butter, herbs,
lemon, just garden
fresh broccoli
verdant with life.

For years I have
created savor dishes
bursting with flavor
of onions, garlic,
spices from around the world.
Recently, I have learned
how food left as natural as
possible can surpass the
finest culinary delight…
fresh crisp apple, mint tea,
steamed vegetables crisp
and full of their natural flavor.

Are we, too, over seasoned,
unable to see our natural beauty?
Are our lives so full of mechanical
distractions that we do not hear
the bird singing outside our window?
Do we drink Coke and forget the taste
of clear, spring water?

I have returned to the simple life
of my childhood where we raised
our own food, when few processed
foods existed, and families ate
together at the dinner table.

Do you long for a simpler life, too?
Less work, more time to enjoy…

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