Category Archives: eating

butter.

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(not me, but a tiny brit/ fellow lover of butter,

who began by trying to make pancakes with his brother,

before it all went happily off the rails

and he ended up

covered in butter with a butter shampoo.)

when in maine….

apparently the warm, melted butter

was waiting to ambush me

it went perfectly 

with everything I ate

due to my obvious positive response

and unapologetic joy

they just kept serving me

things that could go with it

(everything)

and at one point

(I didn’t even notice)

the protective bib I was wearing 

somehow fell off and was under the table

and I found myself 

quite literally covered in melted butter

from the tips of my fingers

to just above my elbows

with collateral damage all around

and it was magnificent. 

 

It took me years to figure out that you don’t fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.

-claudette colbert

image credit: Dailymail.co.uk, menshealth.com

strive.

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morning yoga at the farmers’ market.

what I passed as I drove by

on my way to get bagels.

it’s all about balance.

some days it’s yoga and organic veggies

in the morning light.

other days it’s drinking a latte

and eating a chocolate chip bagel

with whipped cream cheese

while wearing the yoga pants you woke up in.

“extremes are easy. strive for balance.”

-colin wright

where hobbies, hijinks, and capers go bad = my childhood #5

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while many kids of my era ate glue, paste, chalk, and crayons

i was busy with my own unusual eating habits

because we played outside for hours and hours

in the fields and open spaces of our neighborhood

most every day

i supplemented by ‘indoor diet’

with my own outdoor natural food diet

often consisting of:

pulp from a freshly fallen tree stump

rich, black, loamy soil

and baby ants.

not sure why i was drawn to each of these things

or why or how i stayed healthy

must have been all of the snow i ate in the winter months

but i’ve learned not to eat baby ants

and i’ve since moved on to chocolate, pasta, and flamin’ hot cheetos

 apparently i was one of the original clean eaters

quite by accident.

 

 

“eat food. not too much. mostly plants.”

-michael pollan -‘in defense of food: an eater’s manifesto’