Living joyfully: Recipe for the senses

Welcome to my Living Joyfully series. This week, a recipe of a different kind.

Recipe for the senses

Recipe for the senses © Deborah Ann Stott 2018


From a lime tree:

  • Pick a single leaf
  • Carefully, pick a flower
  • Pluck one ripe fruit

Freshness © Deborah Ann Stott 2018


Assemble your ingredients on a chopping board and choose your favourite sharp knife. Engage all your senses and immerse yourself in the moment as you:

  1. Crush the leaf between your fingers
    breathe in the freshness
    feel the residue of citrus oil on your fingers
  2. Allow the delicate white flower to fall apart in your hand
    observe the petals and the stamen
    – become aware of the faint tang of citrus lingering in your nostrils
  3. Slice the fruit
    – as the juice squirts from the cells, savour the acidity
    marvel at the radial symmetry in the slices
  4. Plop a slice into a glass of icy cold water
    tune into the ice cubes tinkling against the glass
  5. Quench your thirst

Quench © Deborah Ann Stott 2018

This is the first in a series called “Living Joyfully” which may or may not appear weekly! Other posts in this series:

  • Living joyfully: Alive and Kicking

Debbie blog sign off 2018

Hello joy © Deborah Ann Stott 2018

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