Artful Leaves

It’s leaf season. I love this time of autumn scents and spices. At dinner last night (, I enjoyed eating crisp sweet potato leaves atop a colorful mound of grains and bright seasonal vegetables. Sweet potato plants are native to South America. Their beautiful heart-shaped leaves, from the morning-glory family, are very nutritious.

Another new flavor for me is shiso, a leafy Japanese herb from the mint family. Shiso was infused in my opening cocktail as well as my closing sorbet. A refreshing twist on the typical taste of fall. Artful food presentations can open our tastebuds to new experiences reflecting the magnificent, natural goodness of God’s creation.

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. Psalm 145:5

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