Last weekend my roommate and I came back from apple picking with 50 pounds of apples. Now they are almost gone. I couldn’t be happier. This sudden abundance triggered a mass of creative action in our kitchen- we made apple butter, applesauce, apple pies (yes plural), apple muffins, an apple quick bread...and ate apples in lunch every day.
Making baked goods that we used to feed ourselves and our friends really helped bring me through the work week. Instead of staring at a screen I could feel the ingredients in my hands, had the camaraderie of a friend and partner in apple picking crime, and got to eat some great and not so great pie. Because the apples weren’t wasted, I’m more confident in my ability to deal with a lot of material quickly and efficiently. Abundance was received, abundance was shared, so it follows that abundance will come again.