By Heather Villa | Aug 20, 2012
My friend has a bright green thumb! While others often struggle to grow the perfect crop, she’s a natural at growing just about anything. She told me that when she was a little girl, she dropped a seed onto the ground, used her foot to cover the seed with dirt, and eventually that little seed sprouted.
One evening when I dropped by her house with some apricots, picked right down the road, I didn’t expect to leave with enough vegetables to feed my entire family for days.
Between the produce I received from my CSA and my friend’s generosity, my family really did eat off the land…for about one week.
We savored baked potato french- fries; salads with sliced peaches, drizzled with olive oil; zucchini muffins, so moist; and crisp apples. The flavors were exceptional. And, I thought about my friend’s kindness during every meal. Oh, the pears are just about ripe!
I almost forgot…she also gave us the sweetest grapes I’ve ever tasted, a couple of days ago.
Isn’t it true that the best gifts are the unexpected gifts?
Thank you, Nona!!!
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