All I Want

Meandering through the Gaspereau Valley, memories of France and falling in love with food for the first time mingle with the uncertainty of starting a new chapter. Everything is unknown and new again, that’s how it goes. New chapters stimulate growth, a larger capacity for tenderness and a different lens for perceiving life. I circle back around to what seems like the same passage repeating, yet each time just a little further up the mountain path. Even though the scenery is strikingly similar, I’m still the same. I still want the same things; connection with nature, internal stillness, pure food, a simple spacious life, rich relationships and a community to share it with.

Radish & Apple Salad
1 bunch of purple mild radish
1 bunch long red mild radish
1 bunch regular red mild radish
1 bunch white hakurai turnip
2 med sized crunchy sweet apples (jonagold are nice)

* Various radish colors, shapes and flavors are available at The Hutten Family Farm stand at the Historic Farmers Market in Halifax.

3 tbsp olive oil (or other good quality cold pressed oil)
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
dash of sea salt

1 tsp chopped fresh mint (I happened to have some coming up in the garden)
a handful of pea shoots ( I happened to have a small forest of them growing on my kitchen table)

  1. Chop the radishes and turnips into quarters
  2. Chop the apples into bite sized chunks.
  3. Mix the dressing ingredients together and toss everything except for the pea shoots together. Top with the pea shoots and serve.