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Though my excuse usually begins, “Let’s see if I can’t find something for dinner,” I’m usually not hungering for food when I meander through the Copley Square Farmers Market.

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The kale was purchased from the farmers market yesterday. It is a big green bouquet sitting in a silver bowl of water next to the window in the kitchen. The wide frilled leaves are draped over my basil and a few other herbs. It’s temporary shade since we’ll soon eat it up. But until the cooking commences, sunlight shines through the larger leaves.

From across the room I could make out the pale tracery of the stem. It was that illumination that drew me across the room. That was what I intended to photograph, the stems and the various branching. But when I got close my eyes were drawn to something different.

The interior darknesses like shadows in a dense forest. The curling of the leaves. The subtle variation in the colors of green. The leaves reflected in the water like dark clouds in a white sky or fir trees reflected in a still pond.

It was an unexpected moment of observation and exploration of perspective. All to be found in a few leaves of kale. 😉

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of the baby beets from the farmer’s market

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It was a salad made to let loose the day, of rising from my desk and moving about the kitchen, assembling different colors and textures into something aesthetic and theoretically healthy.  In the end, it looked good. And, drizzled with some oil and vinegar, it all tasted pretty good too. 😉

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lettuce

tomatoes

radishes

pumpkin blossoms

(and later a little onion)

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… that a friend recently shared, she had marinated in fresh squeezed lemon juice.  She explained how to take the root, whether sliced or diced, and then toss into salads and other dishes for crunchiness.  I kind of liked it cold, right out of the fridge, with a bit of sugar sprinkled on top.

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