June's greatest pleasure: smushing your face deep into a giant peony blossom - for just a flash of a moment, one could almost believe everything is well in the world. If only.
Lettuce is the crop I get the least excited about in the garden. I mostly just plant it because I feel like I should. But I'm completely obsessed with these Pirat Butterhead lettuces from @highmowingorganicseeds - an heirloom lettuce with THE tenderest, THE softest silkiest crunch you ever laid your teeth on. A perfect match for creamy chive buttermilk (kefir) dressing. Or halved and grilled and then smothered with all the fixins. We've been eating one almost daily since I got back and now I'm in a panic because there's only 3 precious ones left in the garden. Have to wait a whole nother month for the next batch to come on. Damn, need to get better at this succession planting thing so we never ever run out. Do you have a favorite lettuce? 🌱 🌱 🌱 #piratbutterhead#butterheadlettuce#junesalads#heirloomseed#highmowingorganicseeds#saladobsession
Today is the last day of my film's Quebec-Ontario theatrical release tour, and the beginning of many more screenings to come! Phew, what a whirlwind it's been the past 3 weeks. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see the film in Montreal, Ottawa, Perth, Renfrew, Guelph, and Toronto!! Just got to squeeze in a quick interview before our last screening tonight with @cbctoronto and the amazing @gilldeacon on "Here and Now". You can still catch the film at Carlton Cinema (Toronto) at 6:40pm tonight. I'll be there for a Q & A after the screening. Visit the film's website, linked in profile, for upcoming screenings or sign-up for our newsletter for news. The film will be available for online streaming and on DVD in early 2019. 🤓#modifiedthefilm #filmtour#cbctoronto#hereandnow#carltoncinema
Meeting and interviewing this great lady was one of the most memorable moments in this filmmaking journey! Her positive, hopeful energy is truly contagious and so profoundly inspiring. Every night until Thursday June 7, my documentary film #modifiedthefilm screens at @imaginecarlton Cinema in Toronto at 6:40pm. I'm there each night doing a Q & A with a different community co-presenter and tomorrow night (Sunday, June 3), the Executive Director of @janegoodallcan will be joining me to co-present that evening's screening! And... we're giving away 4 tickets!! To be entered in the draw, tag Toronto-based friends you'd like to go with in the comments below. There will be two winners so if you win, you will receive a ticket for yourself plus 1 guest. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. I look forward to seeing you there! Come say hello after the screening :) #janegoodall#documentaryfilm#labelgmos#torontofilm#torontogiveaway@rootsandshoots
Found this cutest tiny baby bird egg while gardening today. It looked like it just fell from sky, quite puzzling as no trees overhead. Feels heavy for its size. Nature people, what to do? Anyone ever hatched a baby bird?? Can you put it in another nest and hope any mama bird will take care of it? So many questions... 🐦 #birdegg
My posters have arrived! Just in time for our first theatrical release tour in Quebec and Ontario (dates below). Sometimes I still can't believe this film is actually finished. It took ten long years and endless hard work. But damn, I'm so humbled and moved by the audience reaction at every screening. I've met so many inspiring and kind people along this journey so far and I'm so grateful to them all for hearing, sharing, contributing to the film's story of food justice and family legacy. (And never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that my film poster would have a quote of praise from the great Jacques Pepin! 🕺) For upcoming screening dates, visit the film's website which is linked in my profile. (We're a little slow on the American front but we're coming your way soon USA!). The upcoming tour, where I'll be doing a Q & A at most screenings includes: May 19 - Barnard, Vermont May 18-24 Cinematheque québécoise - Montreal, Qc. May 25 : Perth, ON May 27 : Bytowne Cinema, Ottawa, ON May 28 : Renfrew, ON May 31 : Fox Cinema, Toronto June 1 to 7 : Carlton Cinema, Toronto, ON #modifiedthefilm
I love this photo of my mama, in her favorite place to be. She would have been 65 today and I've been thinking about her all day. Tomorrow I'm going to plant the yellow pea seeds she grew for pea soup ❤️