(Toledo, OH) One of the many benefits to planting a garden is the ability to graze on the food growing in one's own parcel of nature.
Today I sampled some cherry tomatoes while munching a few sweet basil leaves, creating sort of a fresh pomodoro sauce as I wandered around my backyard. I followed up with a fresh green pepper that I ate straight from the plant - damn the microbes.
Of course, considering that I consumed many unhealthy foods yesterday, I am hardly making headway on either: a) losing weight; or b) lowering my cholesterol.
But for the moment I am sure my body appreciated the infusion of fresh-grown produce.