The Colors Of Life

Today is a day to rejoice in the colors of life; a day when I recognize the beauty of the variations of colors in the natural world. So today I will celebrate nature by sharing a recipe for Colorful Cucumber Salad.

This salad is made in a sauce; a type of marinade. Just as I love to soak in the beauty of nature, so this salad soaks in a slightly tangy but sweet sauce. It delights the taste buds just as a beautiful day delights the senses!

In this salad, I add crisp, green cucumbers which remind me of the beauty of trees and leaves. The cucumbers are the base of the salad just as trees and leaves and all things green are the base of nature! Then I add a sampling of purple cabbage and carrots; the colors of sunsets, birds and blooms. I think of the perfect touch these colors add to my natural surroundings  as I mix the ingredients together. The swirling of the blending colors in my bowl reflect the beauty of nature mixing with my perspective, giving me peace and comfort.

Life is colorful.  And expressive.  And profound.  Simple things hold great meaning in the natural world like the gift of life and breath the trees and plants offer us.  And the gift of love and beauty the flowers and birds grace us with.

This recipe is a simple gift of life and love from me to my family. Feel free to give it a try and pass the love offering along!

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Colorful Cucumber Salad

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1 T. minced garlic ( you can use more if you like)
  • 1/8 c. shredded carrots
  • 1/8 c. chopped purple cabbage
  • 3 T. rice vinegar
  • 2 T. sugar

Mix together. Enjoy!