Monday, August 17, 2015

The best way ...

A 20min drive from where my parents have the summer house in the Swedish archipelago, this extraordinary pearl of richness from the nature is just there to take part of. It's a aesthetically perfect made garden house, and outside garden, enormous actually and inside is this treasure of everything natural and tasty, just how vegetables is suppose to be and feel in your mouth.
You pay by yourself and taking the weight and have the respect and honesty to take your correct change back yourself. I love that there's still some parts of life when this sort of small loyalty business work.
Having the children growing up partly in Switzerland and during summers in South of France, where everything comes from the market, clean and natural, these small places feels like a warm hug of sincereness and the true gift food has for us humans.
It's also a great way to teach our children that a cucumber (crunchy, ohhh they taste so lovely) grow and that tomatoes can actually taste sweet as an pineapple. It's of such importance to give them this lesson when most things comes from big grocery stores and our vegetables has often never even seen the true sun or felt pure soil under their life span.
My mother has always been very aware of what we've been eating and was what I would call it, an revolutioniser in many ways growing up and she taught us to LOVE vegetables, grained dark bread, the real food, never ready made or processed things and that's what I want to do with our own children also. Give them the knowledge that a tomato is actually not a tomato just because it looks like one. Most of them are artificially coloured red (just like strawberries) and has a perfect shape, real tomatoes don't and most of all, lacks the flavour and all the nourishment.
Me picking and picking (and eating) very seriously and devoted, while trying to get better from migraine headache. But what can be better then hanging with this loving crowd? In a beautiful garden house of pure sweets?
The children loved helping us pick all of these delicacies and maybe one or twenty went down in their bellies immediately, like fuel for all the running and hiding ...
The sad part with all of this is that true food like the natural, ecological, biological, is so pricy compare to what it's sold for in a mass produced place like where the huge food stores buys from. Food becomes a segregation and class question which it should never be. True food should be what is offered around us, but like we all are aware off by now, that's far from the truth.
Me and my man very often dig into these documentaries about how tragic our food is nowadays, how animals are being slaughted and treated worse then ever, filled with hormones and forced to grow unnaturally much - big companies are controlling most of the worlds food consumption and in the end, what we eat. Nothing is real and sustainable. It's devastating to see. It's truly sad.

And the end result, just there, as snacks during the day, tasting like heaven mixes with the most loveliest of fruit in our mouth. Can't be better then that!

Hope you have a nice day and please, always think quality over quantity, (unless it's your children, they always need quantify over quality, preferably lots of quantity of quality) ...

18 comments:

  1. Great post, keep going wit your blog Stina I like updates so much.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, that gives me inspiration to continue!

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  2. Well Stina, its a great and serious subject that we cannot ignore nowadays. How difficult it is to buy all bio ant to go all the time to private markets without going to the supermarket. Not so easy to get the true vegetables, the good meat etc etc. all the time in a hurry, we go where its the most practical , not far from we live... And of course in this case, we buy in a supermarket! But very important to educate the children with the sens of responsibility of what they eat. Difficult at this age.
    I completely agree with your post. And I think its more developed in Sweden than in France.
    Hugs beautiful

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    1. I know, it's hard and easier to find processed food then "real food". But I prefer eating less and intelligent then a lot and crap!

      hugs,
      stina

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  3. P.S. Is it a dress or short combination that you wear at the market? I dont see well.

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    1. Ha ha no it's shorts with a little black simple top. I had such migraine that day that I could hardly walk straight!

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  4. Ser underbart ut, var är detta?

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    1. I don't remember what it was called, my parents go their all the time, close to where you take the boat to utö!

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  5. What a lovely blog post to read first thing in the morning, really refreshing and I'm now really looking forward to a big salad for lunch!

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  6. Everything looks so scrumptious! Health (organic) food is one of my biggest passions and these Farmers Markets are a true gem :-)

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    1. They are a treasure of taste, life and joy for sure!

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  7. I completely agreee with Tabitha. A lovely blog, that I first read each morning with a huge pleasure.

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    1. I'm so happy to have so many great followers!

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  8. Is it in tungelsta? Would love to go! We are also speending the weekends in your are i think.

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  9. How true it is that food has become a segregation, and eating healhty should really be one of our most importent things in life. This has become so obvious in the US where fast food is so cheap and sugery snacks are more common than fruit. So, I live in Sweden too and fresh and tasty vegetables are a bitch to get your hands on almost all year round, but I try to buy the best food I can find. And guess what? When I sum it up, the cost in the long run isn't that much higher. I tend to get much more satisfied with the result and I throw away so much less. the downside is that it takes a bit more time, so it's easy to fall back in to my old habits.
    Helle

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  10. Vad glad jag blir att du skriver om detta! Mer sånt! Jag blir tokig när jag hör/ser folk handla mat med kvantitet som enda krav! Det ska vara mängder och det skall vara billigt, men vad den vanliga svensken inte inser är att t.ex. billigt kött (ta fläskfilé som exempel) betyder djur som fått lida onödigt mycket - för att vi skall kunna köpa det billig. Köp mindre mängder och med bättre kvalitet, där djuren fått ha det bra och levt i det fria på det sätt de förtjänar - precis som vi själva kräver. Har man inte råd finns mängder med billiga, vegetariska proteinsubstitut.

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