According to my most recent Honest Tea lid (a frequent muse), Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”
Today seems an appropriate day to honor and thank those who dig the earth and tend the soil to grow us the fruits and vegetables we celebrate on Meatless Mondays and enjoy every day of the year.
Thank you, farmers! Happy Labor Day to you.
It’s rather unsettled in the Northeast today. I suspect many planned picnics will be turning into indoor potlucks. If you are in need of some last-minute side dish or dessert suggestions, here are a few ideas from past posts. Most require very few ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Many of you will find that you have everything you need for whipping up a skillet cake stocked on the shelves of your kitchen cupboard.
- Greek Cucumber Salad
- Black Bean Salad
- Fred Harvey’s Coleslaw
- Peach Paradise
- Blueberry Ricotta Cake
- Skillet Cake
Have a great holiday and a wonderful week. Eat well.
I often blog on food or food issues on Monday in support of Meatless Monday, one of several programs developed in the Healthy Monday project, founded in 2003 in association with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. Meatless Monday’s goal is “to help reduce meat consumption 15% in order to improve personal health and the health of our planet.”