"Good chefs, like artists, are visionaries. You have to have a vision of the taste, the look, the smell of your masterpiece; you hold it in your mind and make it materialize."

Onid Jatteri

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


When I began this jaunt into raw foods, it was all at once. However, I know there was some synchronicity involved. The garden is at peak production. The Farmer's Markets are bursting with color and flavor. A friend had to marry off a daughter and left me her garden to care for, for a couple of weeks. She has eggplant in her garden. I don't. But now I can indulge, anyway! So yes, the timing was good.

Timing in harvesting the garden is important, too - just try keeping up with the explosion of August vegetables! From one hour to the next, something is ready to eat - wonderful grazing!

I also think about the timing in my life journey. I have had several bouts of serious health issue the past two years. I also have limited means, for buying groceries and taking care of medical bills.

So taking care of myself by eating in a health-supporting manner is just part of provident living; saving money by avoiding health issues and subsequent expense, and making the most of the resouces I have at hand - a huge garden being the prime example. Not to mention the wildcrafting which is abundant here on the acreage. Food under foot, wherever I go!

As I have spent time this week delving into the raw foods, both theory, research, and recipes, I'm impressed by the awesome health benefits. This was definately the right thing to do for myself, and the right time.

I'm so grateful for those who have walked this path for the past 20 or more years, and for the newer, ambitious and savvy folk, who are generous with their knowledge and enthusiasm. They make these first baby steps so much easier. I like to step out in knowledge, and thanks to all of them I am comfortably ambling along.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how timing is everything sometimes, isn't it? I think it's so awesome that you've gone raw during the summer. It means you're more likely to enjoy the harvest at full blast. ;)

    I'm glad you're enjoying the process too. Baby steps and results are the way to go. :D