I’m writing this post in the early-morning hours. Tim’s still asleep. The neighbor across the street just walked to the driveway in his boxer shorts to pick up the paper, and streaks of sunlight are criss-crossing over our front yard that’s filled with last year’s dead grass and this year’s beginnings. Life is sprouting up through death, outside our home and in it, and I’m thankful for that today. I woke up naturally in the 5 o’clock hour, not for any particular reason, but nonetheless with a burning desire to make homemade ricotta, inspired by a salad we ate in Memphis last Saturday, and so now the ricotta’s draining on the counter, I’ve spent some time reading, and I’m coming over here to tell you about two important things: 1) If you like chia, you’ll like the new book Superfoods for Life, Chia: – Boost Stamina – Aid Weight Loss – Improve Digestion – 75 Recipes. Full disclosure it comes from the same publisher working on our einkorn cookbook and we got a review copy a few weeks ago, but, even if neither of those things were true, we’d still want to tell you about it, if only because of the responses we got from you about that chia lemonade a handful of posts ago. (The people want chia! We take note!) Also 2) This blueberry pomegranate chia fresca is, on its own, pretty fun. It starts with blended blueberries, which you then mix with pure pomegranate juice and sparkling water. With a few tablespoons of chia seeds and a few minutes to soak, it becomes a dark, refreshing, antioxidant-packed drink to remind you of summer, no matter from where, or in what hour, you’re reading this today.
ps! We’re doing a Google+ flash giveaway for the chia-packed cookbook this recipe comes from through Monday. Go enter on our Google+ page!