One of the things I love about gardening (and eating in season) is that it shifts your focus from what you WANT to what you HAVE.
Instead of saying, “Hmn, what do I feel like eating?”, you say, “What do we have? What’s ripe and ready?” and you build your meal around that. And that–as Barbara Kingsolver suggested in this interview–turns everyday eating into a practice of gratitude.
Rather than starting with what I want, I start with what’s actually here.
And that’s a pretty beautiful place to be.
(Though I’m sorta getting tired of fresh tomatoes. Which is fine, because they make good tomato sauce.)