Skip to the content

Welcome to my summer garden

You know those people, who eat totally organic, who are self-sufficient and who appear to be in total balance with nature – well, I know I’m not that kind of person! …but maybe I could be – maybe just a bit.

I live in this cozy, little house with a tiny garden, and this made me think – maybe I could grow my own vegetables. And shortly after, I started carrying out this brilliant idea! It’s a step into being more self-sufficient and to continue my healthy lifestyle. Guess I will feel more motivated to eat my vegetables, when I can simply harvest them right outside my kitchen window.

One month into my career as a gardener, I’m quite impressed about the results– or, at least, now I can tell vegetables from weeds.

Today, all my hard work will pay off – I’m going to harvest my first vegetables, and I can hardly wait. Carrots, cabbage and squash are ready to be harvested, and I plan to prepare a lovely summer meal for me and my grandmother.

Recently, I read about flexitarians, who are trying to combine meat and vegetables. This caught my attention, and I discovered a whole range of hybrid products in my local supermarket, combining meat and plant-based ingredients. It sounded so trendy, I had to try it out. Therefore, today’s menu will be with lots of grilled vegetables from my own garden and sausages which are hybrids – think that it sounds like something from outer-space – but I am sure that they will taste and feel just as amazing as a home-cooked meal.

I am really pleased with these new findings, and, though I will maintain meat as a necessity in my diet, I realized that a combination of more vegetables and more hybrid products in the future is good for my health – but without compromising on flavor, taste, bite and simply the pleasures of eating meat in a home-cooked meal.


About the author



My name is Essie, I live in the outskirts of Oslo in Norway with my 5-year-old corgi Eddie.

I work as a blogger and journalist.

Main interest:

  • My cutie of a dog; Eddie
  • Traveling the world learning more about food and culture


Get in touch

Contact us to learn more about our meat-based proteins and how we can help clean up your label, add appealing features to your food or beverage product or improve the nutritional value of your brand. Let Essentia Protein Solutions help you reach your goals.