I woke up this morning to the sound of birds. I love the sound of birds, especially in the morning. Their happy little songs make me smile. I wonder what they are saying to each other? ”Hello, good morning, hi there, oh hello….”? I always peek out to see what they are doing. I think the same three little birds hang out in the tree just below my bedroom window.
I wonder if they are related? When I peeked out this morning, however, not only did I see my familiar trio, I saw SNOW!!
Even the super soakers left on my covered front porch are nearly burried in snow! That’s March for ya… a tease of spring, kids playing outside without coats – even using squirt guns and carrying out buckets of water to make their mud pies. The bikes and scooters, footballs and bubble blowers were littered on our front lawn…. SPRING!!
We love the sound of the birds being back in town, the feel of the warm sun on our bodies and even the damp smell of compost that permiates the air. And then – BAM! Another snow fall. Life is like that sometimes, isn’t it? You’ve gotta laugh!
We all have our favorite comfort foods, ones we turn to on days like today. For most (myself included), cold weather food is coated in gravy or spices or oooey gooey cheese! Today, for me, I was craving colour… something green that reminded me of spring!! My lunch was green indeed! I made sauteed bok choy and mushrooms. So totally yummy I had to share!!
Bok Choy with Mushrooms:
No amounts needed here, it’s all just to taste. You really can’t go wrong…. get out a bowl and some chop sticks and enjoy!
- Baby Bok choy, ends cut off and washed
- Shiitake mushrooms (thank you Plan B – my new favorite!)
- fresh garlic
- fresh ginger
- Peanut oil
- Sesame oil
- Tamari Sauce
- sprinkling of Tom Yum seasoning
- Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp water
Heat oils in skillet. Add garlic and ginger and mushrooms and saute for 1 minute. Add tamari and bok choy followed by water mixed with Tom Yum seasoning. Saute until bok choy starts to wilt. Done! Add sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
I know the snow will once again melt away, and the newness of spring will shine through. As I write this, lunch eaten and my belly full, I keep peering out at the falling snow. I am listening to Bob Marley – the man, the poet, the musical prophet. I adore him, wish I was fortunate enough to see him live. He is a legend that believed in peace, equality, living without judgement, spirituality and most of all love.
Sit back, take a moment and enjoy the feeling this song creates. I hope it makes you smile ….
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley