My neighbor has a loquat tree and kindly invited me to come pick fruits. The best ones were 12 feet (and higher!) off the ground, but my husband gamely brought our lopper and we trucked down the street with a box to catch them. Some cracked in their journey to the box, so I made a fruit salad. I peeled and halved them with my fingers, squeezed on some Meyer lemon juice and fresh cracked black pepper and added a few torn basil leaves. Voila! A grown up fruit salad.
Meanwhile, in my kids classes, the big fruit salad hit, still, is pears with lime juice. I've also been experimenting with eating more salads. Who says they're just for dinner? The mizuna in the farm box was plentiful and tasty and reminded me of one of my favorite salad dressings (featuring shallot, ketchup & grated ginger) from Wagamama. Mostly I wash and dry, then sprinkle with a little salt and lemon juice.
Each day I consider a couple of questions - how will I feed my body today? What fruits and vegetables? And how will I move my body today? On days when it doesn't happen (road trips, schedules), I try to breathe mindfully and remember the journey has ups and downs.
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