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Manifestation, Jackfruit, Jamu, Prickly Pear, Sedum, Love, and So Much More

A little catch-up post. It's been a while since I've done any blogging. Life springs into fast-forward in summer. Our gardens are burgeoning. We've been hogging romaine lettuce, arugula, kale, spinach, parsley, dill, basil, chives, mints, and chicory for weeks now, and it's only June 18. We give away bags of greens to neighbors, friends, and colleagues - anyone who wants some. Our peach trees are loaded with young fruit. At I write this, I'm eating a big salad of our own garden greens.

Tomato plants already have blossoms: cucumbers, squash, beans, melons, peppers, hot peppers, and more are reaching for the sky. Planted turmeric and ginger root are germinating. We even planted taro this year. Yay to homemade poi! This is setting up to be a great food gardening season. Much gratitude.

I'm hooked on and benefiting greatly from homemade jamu. I've recently added fresh-extracted pineapple juice to our batches of jamu. Perfect. Sweetens and softens a very potent dr…

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