Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Becoming Whole

While I work through therapeutic excercises to redeem my broken wrist,
Whole Foods Market opened in our town to resurrect my lackluster shopping and eating habits.
You guessed it~~I hopped right on their back-to-basics train.

Originally, all human food was whole food~~unprocessed, unrefined.
 Now, after the refinements the industrial age stirred into our food,
it seems desirable to go back to the beginning.
As in Genesis.

I push my cart about the new store, encountering kelp noodles, local wines, artisan cheeses, and a Chocolate Story bar designed especially for the new Iowa store. When I approach the bakery and roll the loaves of bread in my hands, the words, Ancient Grains and Bible Bread Mix capture my abbey-style fancy.
 Like a sponge, I soak up the ingredients on the label:
 Flour, Bible Bread Mix (spelt flour, whole-grain barley, flaxseed, bean flour, millet),
 sea salt, water, yeast, honey, seeds, and caraway seeds.

As in Ezekiel 4:9
"And you, take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt,
 and put them into a single vessel, and make bread of them."

Styling fool that I am,
I put an ancient grains loaf in my shopping cart with a few other antique/modern treasures
to arrange in a vignette for my camera and you.

Shown here: Ancient Grains Bread (right front); Seeduction Bread, (left rear)
made from organic whole wheat flour, water, millet, honey, canola oil, pumpkin,
 sunflower, and poppy seeds, molasses, sea salt, fresh yeast. Delicious!!!!!

A little more organic fun....
arugula, farm stand lettuces, tomatoes-on-the-vine, and
Cotswold Rye Pumpernickel Crackers...



...and a few flowers to reward the progress I've made on recovering my wrist.




I can now tie my shoes, floss my teeth, wash and style my hair, type with two hands,
 empty the dishwasher, drive, sew abbey-style aprons, and play ping-pong with Blake.

As in last year at this time. :)

25 comments:

Stan said...

Way to go Becky!
Katie and Stan

mermaid gallery said...

Wonderful!...to hear that you are healing nicely....and for showing us the beautiful loaf of bread....We are very lucky to live in a back to the land culture.....ancient grains are the norm for us....fresh veggies from the garden are all we eat now too....It all tastes amazing!....wholesome goodness can't be beat!!!

jmac said...

so glad to hear the "spunk and smiles" back in your post!! Not to mention the gorgeous food with your descriptions...how fun!!
YAY for recovery!!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Glad to hear you are doing so well. And Whole Foods - we have the original store here in Austin and I am overwhelmed cruising the aisles. Spend way too much.

We do have a smaller one closer to me that is not as cool, but I can focus much better. In fact, I think I'll get dinner there tomorrow night. Glad I read this.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Bechy.
Great pictures you show.
Lovely to read that now you can again do some things.
Wishing you continued good recovery.
Hugs Hanne Bente

Relindis said...

It's so good to know that the healing process is going well. Thank you for treating us to some beautiful photos of
wholesome food and colourful flowers.
I like the name 'Bible Bread Mix'.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear becky
The slacker here!!! Sorry your healing journey has been a long one but progress seems to have been made

Coomenting from an iPhone is a pain even for the able bodied ( that's my e
xcuse) yikes!

Ciao ciao take care xxx julie

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Progress Becky! Lovely to hear and see...your creative spirit is in full swing...and I am loving the 'seeduction bread. Very clever!!
Sending you healthy best wishes Becky...from Saigon..

Jeanne xx

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Progress Becky! Lovely to hear and see...your creative spirit is in full swing...and I am loving the 'seeduction bread. Very clever!!
Sending you healthy best wishes Becky...from Saigon..

Jeanne xx

RuneE said...

Congratulations with your "new" wrist!

And the look of that bread made me hungry - even though I have just had dinner :-)

Leslie said...

So glad you've made such good progress! And your arrangements are delightful :)

rosaria williams said...

So good to hear about your progress! When we stop and think how each limb is so necessary, we bow and pray. We are amazing machines.

S. Etole said...

Rejoicing with you in the healing of your wrist. That bread is making my mouth water.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

You can also take great shots!! YUMM!

RuneE said...

Me again - thank you for the comments and congratulations, although In this case I strayed into the woods :-)

Life 101 said...

Wow, great photos! We have a Whole Foods in Birmingham and I love that place.
Recently another store open called Earth Fare which is
really good too.
Good luck with your wrist recuperation.

Rachel Cotterill said...

We're getting a Whole Foods soon - I'm quite excited! I've been in them in the US and they're so much nicer than regular supermarkets.

Rachel Cotterill said...

We're getting a Whole Foods soon - I'm quite excited! I've been in them in the US and they're so much nicer than regular supermarkets.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hey hey you. Good to hear your on the healing path again. Next time do call so I can pamper you and put nice flowers out for you. Baking bread??? no good at that put I can pull out the best coffee and sit with ya to chat.

Wonderful pics and my mouth wants a bit out of that marvelous looking goodie....yum.

Hugs my friend.
Dagmar

Beth said...

Wonderful! I need to make the 2 hour jaunt to Columbus to hit the Whole Foods there. If I did that just once a month, I know I would feel better. I could also meet my friend who lives there and do some other specialty shopping. That bread looks awesome! And I so miss not having flowers like those available at the store here. Right now I have my own growing, but in the fall and winter I'm flowerless and I miss that!

carol smith said...

Its good to hear that your healing well. Its nice that your back. We miss your inspiring posts and your creative ideas. Welcome back.
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ain't for city gals said...

Whole foods can be a like a haven for me at times...delicious stuff. Sorry to read about your sister-in-law but that piece of writing has always been one of my favorites...I too have it written down and hidden in one of my dresser drawer.

The Silver Bunny said...

Hello, Becky ; these wonderful photos just make me want to eat wholesome food ! I am so glad your wrist is improving, recovery is such a long process !xxxx

Cobalt Violet said...

Yay! On the mend! And all that looks gorgeous and yummy. Whole Foods is dangerous. I end up with all sort of extras ... candles, lipgloss, essential oils ... and all sorts of crazy cheeses. So fun. :)

Julia Ionov said...

Thank you for sharing this one. very impressive that you are getting better everyday.
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