The amazing season known as summer is nearly upon us. When I think of it, my mind sees beaches, hammocks, pitchers of iced tea, grills in action, all wrapped around a laid-back attitude.
I urge you to prepare to fully participate in SUMMER.
You’ve got lots going on and there may even be added stress—stuff you have absolutely no control over. You may be feeling anxious, sad, mad, a bunch of emotions all mixed up together, depending on the day.
So for now, think happy summer thoughts. What makes this season special for you?
What could you do that would make this summer shimmer fondly in your memory?
I have been enjoying my garden. Some years I don’t do much with vegetables and herbs. This year, I have made the effort to plant enough so that I will have a bumper crop of tomatoes, green beans, and zucchini.
We’ll see. My dad was a farm boy. His vegetables did amazingly well. Let’s just say, “I try.”
I am an imperfect gardener. The weeds often get the best of me.
Flowers make me happy, and I picked bouquets of peonies until the storms ended my fun. Seems as though there is always a bare spot in the yard that could use some color, leading me back to the garden center.
Farmers markets are open, offering lots of opportunities to try some great local produce–and the honey that I wrote of last week.
As you enjoy summer foods, my hope is that you are not stressed about eating/not eating.
Relax. I’m here for you.
As part of my summer fun, I’m offering Carol’s Group Kitchen Coaching on Zoom. This has been a hit with former participants, and I’ve decided to keep it rolling.
We talk food, challenges, successes, and have group interaction. We learn together with folks from various cities. And we have a very good time in each other’s virtual kitchens.
I’ve come up with a variety of coaching topics that stand alone, so you don’t have to commit to a series. I’ll let you know the topic, date, time, and any details as I plan them. If it sounds interesting to you and you’re available, great!
I’ll also vary the days and times, to try and accommodate ever changing relaxed summer schedules.
My Next Class: Tuesday, June 16 from 4:00pm-5:30pm (central)
The topic: How Much do I Really Need to Eat? Portion control made easy. No counting calories, no food scale, no stress. Sometimes simply adjusting the quantities of what you’re eating can cause a shift in body composition and weight. We’ll also make an interesting salad you can serve for dinner.
Where: Your Kitchen. I’ll send you the Zoom link to join the class when you sign up, along with the list of ingredients so we can cook together.
Cost: $14.99 (may pay with PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle)
If you’re interested in joining me for How Much do I Really Need to Eat? Portion control made easy, send me an email.
Make this the summer you stopped stressing about food.
“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”—Van Morrison