A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

Garden to Table

There is something intrinsically wonderful about growing your own food, no matter how small your yield is. As I picked my tomatoes yesterday, I wanted the perfect recipe to celebrate their flavor. I had worked hard to get these, so I was not about to disguise them in other aromas. I decided on Roasted Vegetable soup.

Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to make soup, it brings out the intensity of each flavor. I was feeling adventurous, so I also made my own croutons and topped with some parmesan and fresh basil from the garden.
However, equally fulfilling is the ability to forage your own food. I caught a glimpse of this as I carried home a large bag of blackberries I had picked the other day. The connection of food to table is typically lost in our everyday lives, so I appreciate when I have moments like this to make me stop and think where my food comes from.

I decided to combine my freshly picked blackberries with the white peaches I had on hand. 
I found this recipe for Peach and Blackberry crisp. 

It was easy enough to make and the sweetness of the white peaches complimented the tartness of the blackberries quite nicely.

I have contemplated for a long time, ordering a fresh food box each week from a local farm. I am curious if anyone has had success doing this?

Cute alert!!!

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