It’s all coming together and it tastes good too!
The term “synergy” is often overused, most often in the corporate world, where discussion of synergy can mean “we’re getting our act together”, or “no more turf battles” or even “you’re about to be fired”. What synergy really refers to is the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents (wikipedia). Still, a little too sterile of a definition, for us DINKS.
We prefer to apply synergy in a much more personal way, in all aspects of our local, healthy lives. Here’s a quick example of how separate efforts in our daily life came together in a uniquely tasty manner.
This week’s trip through the Boulder Farmers’ Market started with a pint of strawberries. These tender strawberries don’t last long, either at the Market, or in the fridge. As we have learned the hard way, these berries are best consumed within a day or two of purchase. And at $6 a pop, you don’t hide these in a daiquiri…
Last week, we combined our strawberry find, our weekly raw milk purchase, and freshly ground whole wheat(SYNERGY!!), to make this delectable, fresh strawberry shortcake:
- Cut the stems from the strawberries and add a scant tablespoon of raw sugar. Let those sit while you make the biscuits.
- Whip up one batch of Whole Wheat Biscuits (cut ’em large)
- While the biscuits are baking, skim off 1/2 cup of so cream from the top of your raw milk jar, and whip in the Kitchen Aid with another scant tablespoon of sugar.
- Try not to eat all of the berries and cream before the biscuits are done. If you are successful…
Split the biscuits in half, scoop on some berries and cream, find a willing neighbor to share them with and ENJOY.
Wholesome. Fresh. Organic. Minimally processed. And very tasty. That’s the kind of synergy we strive for in our lives.
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