The Word of Wisdom Cookbook Blog

The Fresher the Food…
January 4, 2007, 1:00 am
Filed under: Gardening

The fresher the food, the healthier its resources (in other words, its nutrients). That’s why the ideal way to cook is to have your own garden in your backyard.

Before you fall off your chair laughing, just hear me out. Not all of us have a green thumb, but believe me, fresh broccoli just plucked from your own garden has a taste infinitely sweeter than that from a grocery store. So it’s worth it to start growing your own food.

I’m working on my Word of Wisdom cookbook, with all the yummy recipes you can imagine. But I’m tired of purchasing store bought produce and being disappointed in the taste. So I’m in the process of getting some Earthboxes and growing my own produce. So how ’bout you and me go on this journey together! As I plant and till my new little garden, I’ll keep you posted on the results. And you can let me know how yours is going, too!

First off, we need to know the appropriate growing seasons. Of course, your geographical location will influence your local produce and its pending harvest time. But here is a handy-dandy link to a website to give you a sample list of growing produce in the proper season. Big-time growers may force harvest of produce during off-seasons, but ideally we want to grow food that is in its appropriate season. This sample shows, for the state of Tennessee, what naturally grows when. It’s best to follow this. Future posts will explain why, but for now, it’s time to start learning what your county’s growing season is.

It’s a simple thing to approach your county extension office to learn what grows best, when, in your area and how to deal with the local conditions. For example, here is information for the state of Florida.

All in all, any new venture is simply a series of small steps. And any new venture taken with wise steps yields bounteous measures. The purpose of this blog is to help you increase your health by giving you easy ideas, yummy recipes and tips for a healthier you! Make sure to bookmark it. What a great way to start 2007!

Here’s to wisdom!

C.S. Bezas