I just had to share the joy.
This spread has all my favourite design aspects: a black and white colour palette; circles; and a Shelly Duvall-lookalike in stripes. I was just thinking about this layout today because Lewis Cho is about to update their website with the new Spring/Summer 2013 collection. This belongs to the previous collection. Which I found particularly inspired.
I knew I had to write a piece about Selima after hearing her talk passionately about her farm. I knew I was going to do it someday, but it was just a matter of when we could find time in our schedules.
Definitely read the article if you want to know more about this brainy broad’s long journey from a kid who loved science to medicinal plant research, to motherhood and to starting the seeds of an ethnobotanical enclave in the Bahamas. It is a long article as we really get into topics like food security in the Bahamas. She has a lot of wisdom to share—and the best part is that she tells it straight. I definitely left the conversation feeling like I absorbed a lot of knowledge, but not like some smartypants assaulted me with their expertise for an hour. It is so refreshing when a knowledgeable person is also down-to-earth.
Mila spits all but one kind of vegetable out. She actually enthusiastically chews and swallows swiss chard, and sometimes even exclaims that it is “nice!” So I buy many bunches of it at my favourite weekly farmer’s market. I love it too. It really is so sweet. This batch on the board went into some fried rice with pork, eggs and red peppers.
I need deeper pockets to eat well here–I’ve paid $8.99 for 32 ounces of yoghurt. My neighbour makes her own kefir, and I figured I would follow suit so I can save that money for something that I really need. Like a pedicure. Here’s the first batch, and Mila enjoying it with bananas and strawberries.