Love and weddings

So, my cousin Terra is getting married today-yay!  It should be a wonderful day full of friends, family, love, food and fun.  It occurred to me this morning as we are getting things prepared for the wedding that almost all of our life events–big and small–include some type of meal.
Food is such an important part of our lives–every day, and special occasions–you can’t go just one day without out it.  Why is it, do you think, that something as important as eating that sustains our life, health and sanity, has been downgraded for some to be an inconvenience to prepare, too much work?
We need food to live–I think it is vital for us to make it a priority–don’t you?  We need to make it the star in our lives as it deserves to be–not just on special occasions like weddings, but every day, so that we can live vital, healthy and energetic lives.

Congratulations Terra and Andrew! May you enjoy a lifetime of love and happiness!

Tomato and Cucumber Salad (a staple for us at every special meal)
1/3 English cucumber cut into 1 inch chunks
1-2 fresh tomatoes cut into same size chunks as cucumber, or 1pkg of cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half
1tbsp cut chives
3 tbsp full fat sour cream
1tbsp sugar
juice of 1/4 lemon, or 1/2 tbsp vinegar (white or red wine or balsamic)
cracked black pepper


In a bowl, mix sour cream, sugar, lemon juice and pepper.  Adjust to your taste by adding a little sugar and /or lemon juice until you think it is perfect 🙂
Add tomato, cucumber and chives.  Toss and let sit at room temp until meal time.
Enjoy!

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