The summer months came,
Full Moon Catering really got a lift off!
What had previously been my sole endeavoring,
suddenly found favor in Independent Hollywood!
And a-slogging we have been ever since!
With joy in our hearts!
(Suddenly We! Suddenly Our!)
I give praise to the workers!
I give thanks to the eaters!
To the fruits!
To the vegetables!
To the season!
What a great, good gift!
What lucky, lovely fortune!
|So many melon salads this summer.|
Here, Watermelon, Mango, Shiso and Lime Zest
|Pickle Demonstration at Summercamp|
|Christy Roberts, pictured here on left,|
and I met for the first time.
She was very enthusiastic to share some RIOT GRRRL love.
This history of community exchange and direct action
Our time, still, is NOW.
|Jars getting ready!|
Jars looking good!
|Your pickles are ready, good madam! good sir!|
|Collards with Dried Apricots and Pistachios|
|Baby Daikon Radishes|
|An Easter Egg Basket of Beets!|
|A Powerful Chioggia Beet|
Raw, it is variegated pink and white.
Cooked and skinned, as it is here,
it is a luminous orange-pink.
Rituals of the Earth Turning!
Charles was so kind and took me to his friends' house
where we picked Santa Rosa Plums
in the sultry deep dusk.
|More Beets and Beats!|
Enchanting these pickles with Bad Brains Magick!
Photo by our very own Laurel Frank
Don't care what they may say
We got that attitude!
Don't care what you may do!
We got that attitude!
We got that PMA!
(positive mental attitude)
|Staff Lunch with the Cooks!|
Math and Sarah in our tree house break room!
|A funny trek to San Diego for a pickle demonstration at the invitation of Andrew Printer.|
Here, buskers sing Beatles' songs while the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence invite the good people in.
|The Sisters reviewing canning instructions.|
|The youngest and tiniest pickler yet!|
Cookbook is an important local green grocer here in Echo Park.
They are doing some fantastic summer programming at No. 2.
I am of the opinion that this sort of thoughtful community engagement is what distinguishes food sustainability lifestyles from food sustainability as a way of life.
|I was so glad to take a walk in the woods with my old buddy,|
|My best friend, Amanda Eicher came from San Franciso,|
to take a turn as one of the proletariat workers that wo-man the kitchen.
Lately, I feel we are doing historical reenactments from the Enchanted Broccoli Forest!
|Despite our heavy slogging, Amanda and I found time to be HUMANS!|
Here she is picking wild fennel in Topanga Canyon and of course,
looking very glamorous.
|The Sun! The Sea!|
The You! The Me!
|My old AE! I was so warmed by her loving company!|
|The Figs Arrived!|
Eamon and Gina let me come a-gleaning again this year!
|Of sky and earth!|
|Short Ribs and Figs!|
The eaters went wild! And why not?
There is magick in them there figs!