What is it with some comfort foods? They have the ability to sooth us for a little while, but then the guilt kicks in, and all of the nurturing focus is gone, replaced, for me at any rate, with a sad feeling of addiction.
So, in my constant search for things that will comfort me and nurture me that are NOT carb and fat laden guilt inducing piles of pale food, I am so glad I have been reminded of fresh herbs........
And the actual eating of this particular comfort food is kind of like the icing on the cake: the final stage of the comfort & nurture process. There is a whole load of comforting going on before that!
Let me explain:
My beautiful husband loves me enough to want to make me a herb garden
He encourages me to get the hell out of the house child-free to investigate and purchase herb seedlings
He gently coaxes it all to grow: his pottering is a peaceful thing to watch
The kids water these fledgeling comforters for me, with joy and importance
I feel a little bit of smug smuggedy smugness come upon me when I see the herbs bursting with lush life out of my kichen window
I can spend a happy few hours with my stash of cook books and favourite foodie sites planning herb infused meals for the self imposed gluts of greenery we create
It makes healthy food taste so good
So can you see why herbs are my true comfort food?
What is your favourite herb? Or indeed your favourite comfort food?
This was a Blog This challenge entry, and now it is a part of Life In A Pink Fibro's Weekend Rewind -