Monkton Mondays!

Another Monday morning dawns and I realise we’re almost at the end of January! It’s been a fun beginning to my year so far, and I can only hope things get better ๐Ÿ˜‰ We had a fun weekend – lunch at home for friends on Saturday and a visit to the Whitefield Farmer’s Market on Sunday morning, followed by the mandatory trip to the Mall for the 5-yr-old ๐Ÿ˜›

Enjoyed the Market and the wholesome produce on offer! Have never seen such fresh greens at any of the stores I’ve shopped at so far in Bangalore! What a relief to know that they do indeed exist. Thanks to Buffalo Back & Dubdengreen, my kitchen is now fragrant with the scent of fresh basil ๐Ÿ™‚ and the crunchy sound of crisp lettuce is as music to my ears ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t realise how deeply green and leafy freshly plucked celery is! We’re lucky to get the rather oldish stalks in the supermarket if at all :/ A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all the farmers who are doing the right thing and helping us eat healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

There were other organic goodies on sale too – free-range eggs, organic pulses and cereal, organic baked products, soaps. And much to my delight, there was a stall that explained Composting! I know, I know…not the most romantic thing about gardening but certainly one of the most important. Lately, Terrace gardening has caught my fancy…but seeing as I have red thumbs instead of green ๐Ÿ˜› I’m reading about it first to acquaint myself with what it entails. Its a fairly labour-intensive process from what I can tell so far, and yet the fabulous pictures of tomatoes-on-the-vine, aubergines, cucumbers, all manner of green leafies, lady-fingers, pumpkins…grown by people in the know, are utterly tempting and very motivational!

Anyway, the stall run by the rather aptly named Daily Dumpย had a daily composter on sale and a very helpful young lad who explained the process to me. I forget his name but I am very thankful for his expertise! I just think it’s time for me to seriously think about reducing my carbon footprint and this seems doable. I really want to start but I need to read a bit more first…and then hopefully it’s Happy Composting…followed by Happy Gardening…and many pictures of red cherry tomatoes on the vine ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m still uncertain whether my motivation stems from the promise of great veggiesย or great pictures! I ย suspect it’s the latter ๐Ÿ˜›

And so, after all this talk of veggies and the like, it seemed only proper to share what they themselves think…the veggies that is…or more accurately, what Mr. Monkton thinks they’re thinking ๐Ÿ˜‰


Who knew veggies could philosophise?! And now I’m wondering about the Broccoli ๐Ÿ˜› Are you?

I hope you had a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

Eat healthy (try ;)) and have a good week ahead People!