Despite an abundance of activity in my life, I’ve been feeling kind of lonely lately. Forging this path of Betsylife is an exciting and interesting way to live, but it’s mostly a solo mission which often leaves me craving certain shared experiences that I’m struggling to find.
With so many of my friends wrapped up in new motherhood, and The Hubs getting settled in a new work situation of his own, I’ve been feeling a bit adrift. I find myself in need of advice or encouragement with nowhere to turn. Although I know my friends and family support me, I don’t always feel like they “get” me, and my online blog friends who understand my professional struggles don’t actually know me personally at all.
I’m not entirely sure why I’m telling you this. Just to get it out I suppose. I’m old enough and wise enough to know that these feelings too shall pass. I’m confident enough in myself to trust my own judgements when I’m feeling uncertain. I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and I know eventually life will work itself out. Until then I’ll try to enjoy simple things like spending time in my garden now that spring is upon us, and easy recipes like these perfect roasted radishes.
Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. —Zen saying
- 2 bunches radishes trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- zest from 2 lemons
- fresh herbs for garnish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Toss radishes in olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Spread onto a baking sheet in an even layer. Roast for 20-25 minutes until edges begin to brown.
- Top with lemon zest and chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley, basil and chives) and serve.