January 21, 2011

All my favorite things

"These are all my favorite things...." The beautiful voice of Julie Andrews and images of Lewis Carroll's England come to my mind upon viewing this picture.  The boxwood garden with the flighty flowers, citrus fruits and butterflies surrounding the girl in the pretty white dress  sipping tea (it must be tea!) cover almost all my favorite things.  I am longing for the days to enjoy tea in the garden as the girl does.  Well, it's less than two months away...

January 1, 2011

Start the year with "Back to Nature" life style

at Woodstock's Biling Farm
The enlightening TED talk by Dan Barber reminds me that drinking tea is the easiest way we can connect to natural foods on daily basis.  All the good things which are produced in tea leave cells in fresh air would be gently simmered out from the dried leaves into your tea cup ....  His recent interview by NPR (at time marker 45:45) furthers the topic of tea's anti-angiogenetic property (RE: Dr. William Li's TED Talk in my Aug.09, 2010 blog entry) and  health benefits of natural foods with better flavor.

at farmer's market in Vermont
So my 2011 new year resolution (which should be easy to carry out) : more visit to farmer's markets and surrounding gardens, more cooking at home!