• Ellen Harris

#10 Table & Plate Bites of Wisdom

To gain wisdom and knowledge about the world of food it’s important to understand the interconnectedness of eating to history, culture, politics, recipes (or not), new and well-loved cookbooks, community action, thought leaders, and a multitude of stories in this case focusing on the African Diaspora.


I haven’t posted the past few weeks because of packing and moving to my new home. All of my boxes finally are unpacked and I’m basically moved in. Now it’s time to learn the lay of the land. And since my last posting I’ve learned a few other lessons.


Lesson 5 – Pay attention to the wind. It’s windy in these neck of the woods; add a storm a few weeks ago and my little hoop house nearly blew away. Calvin and Fred hooked me up and reinforced her to hopefully get us through the winter.

Lesson 6 – Watch the moisture in the soil. It’s Fall, the weather is pleasantly mild (minus stormy events), and less watering is needed. A hard rain from the storm meant I didn’t have to water the outside raised beds for a while. The hoop house right now is holding in moisture and less watering, also, is needed inside.


Lesson 7 – Fresh lettuce greens are fantastic!


Started my Sunday morning in a state of grace. It’s a new life, a new day. Said good morning to my garden and hoop house.


Picked my fresh lettuce greens. Watered everything inside and out. Put my feet up and relaxed a bit.

Admired my bowl of lettuce greens in the kitchen. Prepared a nice little salad of greens, avocado, and orange slices with leftover pizza.

Ended the day with a short walk and back home before dark.


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