Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Morning

This is my favourite fair trade coffee, not just because it tastes great, but because it is locally roasted and the bag is compostable!
I like to sweeten my coffee with local honey.

Fenugreek seeds. They smell amazing!

Even when the weather is variable, I can still dry my clothes on a rack indoors.

I'm excited to get these wonderful heritage seeds in the ground.

I'm repurposing a dish towel and napkin into pot holders and tea towels for a craft swap I'm participating in.

If you're not already familiar with Wendell Berry, run don't walk to your nearest library and get one of his books. I highly recommend this one.

"We are going to have to rebuild the substance and integrity of private life in this country. We are going to have to gather up the fragments of knowledge and responsibility that we have parceled out to the bureaus and the corporations and the specialists, and we are going to have to put those fragments back together again in our own minds and in our families and households and neighbourhoods. We need better government, no doubt about it. But we also need better minds, better friendships, better marriages, better communities. We need persons and households that do not have to wait upon organizations, but can make necessary changes in themselves, on their own."


Steph said...

Hi Amber,
I think I need to get on the library's waiting list for that Wendell Berry book. :) Oh, and where do you get your coffee?


Amber said...

Hi Stephanie,

I've been going a little overboard on the Wendell Berry quotes, but I just can't help myself!

Almost every sentence really resonates with me. He writes so beautifully and with such compassion, but he is also firm and unequivocal about his belief in our need to make fundamental shifts in how we live. I heard a talk he gave on CBC radio last year and he has a wonderfully mellow Kentucky drawl that I imagine when I'm reading him...

I'm sure they sell Bean Fair coffee elsewhere, but I get mine from the Wild Oat on Bank St. in the Glebe.

This coffee is truly tasty. And as I said in the post, I love that the bag is compostable!