Monday, August 16, 2010
Holiday bliss, blossoms and my raw kitchen
Nothing quite beats the feeling of a relaxed holiday. I love planning for these getaways. Andrews parents live in a lovely coastal town just 6 hours away. I marvel how cold it is here and how they never seem to have a Winter. The children swam every day. Days at the beach have definitely recharged my spirit. Andrews sister came out from Germany and our family gathered for a lovely reunion. On return, we were greeted with our peach tree in bloom. Those signs of Spring are definitely on their way and my heart is happy. I have had a few request to see what I have been up to in my raw country kitchen. Never a dull moment of course. Andrew has managed through all these cold months to keep us in supply with wheat grass and sunflower seedlings. The most powerful healthy energy in those. That is our morning starter. I have been so lucky to find mostly organic fruits and vegetables this Winter. I also have a wonderful few local online shops that I purchase my super foods from. things really seem to be falling into place. My kitchen is a buzz with constant preparation. The smell of fresh live food is a regular here too. Our orchard has been ever so kind to produce just enough greens for us too. I have had garlic hanging from my ceiling for almost a year and I am still using it. I cannot be more grateful for a growing orchard of fruit and vegetables as I am today. Growing your own live food is just such a wonderful blessing.
Here is a list of the raw food books I have in my kitchen. I made the most delicious raw cheese seen in the jar above. That has been made with pine nuts and basil,tomato and onion, then dehydrated. I have come up with some of my own recipes too. The baby marrow and dehydrated brown mushrooms in one of the photographs being one. I dehydrated my mushrooms having soaked them in olive oil and braggs. I then took some of these mushrooms and made a mushroom sauce with cashew nuts and a little warm water. That made a lovely meal. I too have purchased the equipment to help me on this journey and I must say that makes all the difference in preparation.
The art of raw living ~Doreen virtue and Jenny Ross
The raw transformation ~Wendy Rudell
Living Cuisine ~Renee Loux Underkoffler
Living in the raw ~ Rose lee Calabro
Ani's Rawfood desserts ~ Ani Phyo
Raw for dessert ~ Jennifer Cornbleet
Sweet gratitude ~ Matthew Rogers and Tiziana Tamborra
Rawlicious (our local South African book) Peter and Beryn Daniel
Its wonderful to be back and in high spirits ready to face a new Season . I hope you are all so very happy and well~!
Lots of love