Soon I’ll start my window garden
Finally, the weather is bearable and I can walk around my neighbourhood again. I deeply missed my walks to run errands and just to wander as temperatures were consistently below 20 degrees Celsius for more than 2 weeks in a row. Spring is on its way and I firmly intend to grow a few plants.
Growing my own parsley is my priority since I use it as my primary salad base. If you take the time to compare the nutritional content of spinach and parsley, you’ll see why I’ve chosen the latter as not just an herb but also a leafy green. I was already used to eating parsley-based salads since I was a huge fan of tabbouleh. Unfortunately, my sensitivity to onions and wheat forced me to stop eating this Lebanese delight. Mediterraneans in general abundantly use this super herb in their cuisine and North-American culture can eventually integrate this highly beneficial food more regularly.
The prospect of using this dark green plant to embellish my apartment while nourishing me has been a long wish of mine. My prior nomadic lifestyle wouldn’t permit it but now that I’ve settled in a long-term rental again, I’m joyfully planning my home projects. Having an entire wall of windows will make this endeavour easily achievable. From finding ways to preserve as much light in my studio by strategically positioning my belongings to creating a fun functional design, my squirrels (thoughts) are playing constantly with new ideas. I love it! It lifts my spirit up and helps me maintain better energy levels. Embracing once again my artistic talents while figuring out ways to improve my quality of life has done wonders to alleviate my chronic fatigue, I’m grateful for regaining a sense of vitality.