I've had a lot on my mind lately, and sometimes the best thing I can do to get grounded is to spend a whole day in the kitchen. Fortunately, today, I was able to. When I went in the kitchen early this morning, I saw this... if you look closely, you can see two quart jars of sprouting wheat over there. On the counter is a little paper napkin with 4 persimmon seeds drying. (That is from my first EVER persimmon off of our young persimmon trees.) On the stove is a bowl with a batch of the crock pot sourdough rye bread that has been fermenting since yesterday. Sitting on top of the toaster is an African violet pot. I want to get one to plant in it, so I set it there to help me remember. In the foreground is my little sourdough crock.