It’s all about food…..

Everything I have been doing lately is all about food and it has been so much fun.  My first batch of vegetables are finally planted. This has been two years in the planning so it’s a big thing for me.  They are all safe and sound, away from browsing animals and the baking sun in their little cool cloth house.  I made raised beds using recycled broken vegetable crates with shade cloth liners.

Functional but not very pretty. I will be cutting off all the excess cloth to neaten things up a bit.

My whole food healthy eating plan is continuing well and I am feeling a difference already.  yesterday we had this super fritata for breakfast

and made some homemade cold drink using rosella flowers and lemon grass.  It turns bright red once it has been in the fridge for an hour or two, sweetened with a touch of honey and absolutely delicious.

so much food on my mind, I even painted a cabbage🙂

This painting is one of six macro paintings I am doing to hang as a group in my kitchen. They are on stretched canvas so will not need to be framed.  I have also completed one of a slice of lemon but I am not happy with it.

I wonder how many other people have ever painted a cabbage🙂

11 thoughts on “It’s all about food…..

  1. Jackie – Looking good. A late warning – veggie growing is addictive…!

    Don’t worry about the excess shadecloth, as the sand settles it will settle more of the shadecloth too. Maybe you could just secure it with a bit of wire woven through the slats of the crate?

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  2. Congrats on the wonderful progress with the vegies!!
    I have no idea who else has painted a cabbage, but I do know they are wonderfully textured subjects, a real work of art in themselves!

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  3. The idea of planting in packing crates is very clever.

    And I LOVE the cabbage – DH said that is a good photo when he saw it! I am sure it will look great in your kitchen as part of a series.

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  4. Hey Jackie. I can only imagine how thrilled you must be that your 2 year project has finally been put into action. I look forward to your veggie patch thriving!
    Love the unique painting.🙂

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