First let me start by saying that this is not a Le Creuset advertisement (but boy, do I love their cookware, all the way from France, beautiful cast iron like they had back in the day…)
This is just my card for yesterday, when I decided to make an organic chicken casserole and live it up like a Queen. I saw a neat little quote a while back that said “Organic food is what our grandparents called food” and it made me smile. Of course, like the Queen of Wands, I am an idealist. Ever met a fire sign who was not idealistic? Neither have I. Naturally, she is the Queen I identify with the most, followed by the Queen of Pentacles. Though I am not sure about this version of the card – is that meant to be Elizabeth Taylor or what?!
Now the title of this post may have some folks thinking I was lying on the beach all day, or did some glamourous shopping or some other nonsense – when quite frankly, I just indulged in some decent cooking and tended my garden. Because I do feel that it is rare to find your average middle-class citizen creating a whole meal out of certified organic or home-grown ingredients, including the meat. For many it is indeed a luxury – and one I have stubbornly clung onto, even during my days as a broke student, and even more during the whole year I was unemployed a few years back. 🙂
In any case, learning to appreciate the art and beauty of a delicious meal has been one of the best things in my life in recent years, and long may it continue.
I hope you all had a great weekend,