It takes the right question to spark ideas. When we received the gift of Espelette peppers from Simon we were excited by the beautiful bundle but not quite sure what to do with them. Then tday we were talking to Spike, from Woodberry Kitchen (we will be down there shortly cooking and teaching, stay tuned for a detailed post.) Spike is a locavore. If a great ingredient isn't local, it has to make local better. He pushes the envelope and pushes our buttons forcing us to think. We were refining the workshop agenda when he asked about the peppers. At first I was wondering why, of all things, the peppers resonated with him. Then, like lightning, it hit. The peppers were full of seeds, and seeds are hidden potential. Before he could say it I interrupted as politely as I could saying "You are interested in the seeds." His affirmative response confirmed my theory. He wanted to grow his own Espelette peppers on his turf. This illustrates an approach to life. There are opportunities and hidden potential all around us. You may miss them on the first go round, but if you are open to all possibilities, you can see clearly enough to find the treasures cleverly camouflaged in plain sight.