Hello everyone! I hope you’re all doing well this week. I’m sorry it’s been so long since I did a Breakfast and a Book post. I don’t seem to have very many interesting recipes to share with you all, but I think once fall rolls around I’ll be baking more and I’ll have some good recipes to share.
I decided to go out and forage for some plants to make some fresh juice this morning. I love doing this first thing in the morning. It’s very grounding and relaxing just listening to the different sounds around you in nature.
Here are some of the plants I chose. With a few, I forgot to take pictures, but you can see them all in the final picture.
- Purslane – growing right in my landscaping! Look for this plant in sidewalk cracks. It’s actually a succulent and a miracle plant in my opinion. Tons of nutrition!
- Dandelion Greens– Contains vitamin A and very cleansing.
- Lemon Balm – a tasty herb from the mint family. Great for anxiety. Easy to grow and comes back every year.
- Mountain Mint – great for colds and indigestion
- Beets – from the greenhouse. I’ll use the beets peeled and also a few of the greens.
- Kale – still growing like crazy in the greenhouse even with all the heat. It tastes great.
- I also added in a pear, a few apples, and a lemon. You can see the mountain mint there in the center of the cutting board. This mint grows like crazy but isn’t as invasive as others. Also, the dandelion greens are on the left.
I juiced all the ingredients and strained it all over again to get a nice smooth juice. Isn’t the color amazing?
I paired this with some super sweet watermelon for breakfast this morning. Watermelon contains vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and it’s extremely hydrating. It was a great start to my day.
A Mother’s Goodbye
‘My arms ache with the need to reach and hold my precious child, and then to never let go. But I can’t. I know I can’t.’
Heather is devastated. There’s no way she can keep her baby. She can barely pay the bills as it is. But when she meets Grace, a wealthy, single career woman, who wants a baby more than anything, Heather believes she has found the perfect adoptive mother.
As Grace and Heather’s lives become entwined, they are tested to breaking point, though neither can deny the other’s love for the child. But just when they think they are learning how to live with each other, they receive devastating news that turns their fragile world upside down.
Will either mother know what is the right thing to do for the child they both love?
An absolutely gripping, emotional drama with a tear-jerking twist. If you love Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer or Diane Chamberlain, this will warm your heart, make you cry, and stay with you forever.
My thoughts so far:
I requested this one on NetGalley as soon as I saw it. Jodi Picoult is a favorite author and after reading the recommendation on the blurb, it seemed like a perfect book for me. I’m not even at 10% yet, but I think this is going to be really good. The beginning pretty much covers Heather’s story. She doesn’t think she can keep the baby she’s carrying due to her financial status and her husband is pretty much leaving the issue in her hands. I’ve seen some great reviews for this book and I’m hopeful!
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