Good day all web-surfers and blog devour-ers! I am looking out of my window right now and all the white is reminding me that it is winter!! This week has literally flown by, with out my noticing. It was my first work week as you know, and it was an interesting one. I have made some discoveries. First thing I notice, is that all kitchens are eerily similar to one another. I suppose there is a system that works, and so people abide by it. And it seems to me that the kitchen attracts a certain group of people as well. The meticulous boss is for sure a standard fixture. I also realized that I do not want to own my own restaurant. I don't know, there is just something about the work it takes to work overtime in a restaurant, let alone being in CHARGE of all the things that go on, that does not resonate with me. It is a strange feeling to no longer really really love something I used to really really love. It seems my perspective on food is once again going through a metamorphosis. I used to really value the artistry of cooking and preparing food. I used to think it was so wonderful to mix, add to, take away from, arrange and re-arrange food. Now, it all just looks dull. Like all the things we do to food removes its vibrancy step by step. It is almost like cooking is an attempt to cover up some sort of fatal flaw that lies in raw food! I think as I am transitioning to my fruitarian life style, I am seeing raw fruits as perfection in food, and everything else, is just steps away from that perfection. I still love to companionship in the kitchen...some times. I feel this will very shortly become something that I ride out until my yoga teacher training is over, and I get to move. My sister and I are most likely going to be up rooting from the harsh winds of Southern Alberta to the flowery, green and wet streets of Vancouver!! This is a move I have dreamt of for years, and now, it is looking as though it is going to happen! Updates to follow, fear not.
On my own food front this week, things were a tad of a rough go. It is not because I had a desire to eat anything that was not fruit. It is strange to me, how once I make up my mind about something, all temptation to veer from the path disintegrates. No, it was because of the quality of my conventionally grown produce. It just was not very good. It was obviously picked to early, over treated with chemicals and improperly transported and stored. So my new rule, only organic. This is just something I know I have to do to maintain my health, and my enjoyment. And of course there is the issue of sustainable farming, less impact on our earth, and a smaller carbon foot print to spur me on as well. I generally like to stick with mono-days, of eating just one type of fruit in a day. This is because I know my poor little digestive system is so beyond burnt out, and I would like to be as gentle as I can. And this is fine, as long as the fruit is good. This week saw a myriad of oranges, apples and bananas. All of which were disappointing to a degree. But fear not! I have purchased my very own BOX full of organic bananas which are in the process of ripening as we speak! So this problem is very rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Yesterday my father arrived from Red Deer, to spend time with my sister and to celebrate my up coming twenty first birthday!!! It was so nice to see him.>
We went out to a little vegan place to eat, because I thought I could order a Greek salad, without the feta, olives or dressing, and extra tomato! I was partially correct, but did end up eating some romaine lettuce, other wise I would have had a half a tomato and a half a bell pepper... So I suppose I "broke" my frutairan rule, but, I figure a little lettuce never hurt anyoneThat is my wee sister Sammi, and my papah!! This is a picture of my salad, I left the onions for the winter mice!.
Finally, after our little trip out, we came home and watched Public Enemies. Well, slightly more honestly, my dad and me sister watched Public Enemies, I surfed the web for blogs! And I ate oranges.Alas, farewell on this day readers, I will be back tomorrow for more insight and DURIAN DAY!!!!