Here is Richard in his meditation mode - at the Parque Juarez where he takes a half hour of juggling while I do my speedwalking with Marcia. Richard is also able to focus in this way at meditation class as well as yoga class. I have much to learn from him about focus and meditation.
Have you ever seen an artichoke growing? They are in the thistle family. This week I walked to the organic garden and bought an amazing pile of beautiful vegetables - all for under $5.00. Included were artichokes, beets, beet greens, fennel, dill, basil, lettuce, leeks, broccoli and cauliflower. We also bought purslane which I have eaten cooked and raw. It is a weed in the US but seems to be a veggie with one of the highest amounts of omega 3 fatty acids - something new for our repetoire.
Yesterday at the Botanical Garden there was a Nopal Festival - the main cactus of the area. There were loads of items, all made from nopal. I bought nopal pasta and small breads made of nopal. I had a delicious salad of nopal and potato served in a blue corn tortilla. Agnes had a cake and pizza made with nopal. There were so many more items. I never realized the variety of ways it can be used.