Monthly Archives: January 2009

raw birthday party

today we were visiting a friend to celebrate her birthday. she made a marvellous chocolate-cream-cake:

yummy!

yummy!


it doesn’t look raw at all, does it? i guess even non-raw-foodists would like it …

have a look at the whole fancy cake, and the other tarts:

torten

letters from far away

another postcard from dear christie in australia! she has yet sent me a very long letter this month … i am really thrilled about getting her letters. at least, this is the only good thing on friends moving such far away 😉

a postcard from tasmania

a postcard from tasmania

winter-greens 2

kelp is great to be eaten on its own or simply with avocado or olives or dates. but today we felt like preparing something … this is what we came up with:

pasta marinara

pasta marinara

grated root celery with tomato sauce (made of dried tomatoes, celery, parsley, fresh kelp, water & olive oil), kelp and olives. yummy! & also very warming, a great winter meal!

winter-greens

it has become quite cold here this week and i hardly manage to collect enough wild herbs. i bought chickweed and orach seeds, which both can germinate in spite of the low temperature, but it needs some days with 5° celcius or so to disseminate them ….

good luck, there are some other sources for greens … i buy crates of spinach and curly kale at the central market. and there is still something growing wild, waiting for us to harvest:

kelp, all fresh from the north sea

kelp, all fresh from the north sea


today we made a trip to the north sea, friedrichskoog, to collect kelp there. did i say it is cold here, in the city? well, i was at fault: at the coast it is even colder, icy, with an ice-cold wind blowing. the water is frozen and so is the seaweed. covered with snow and ice. but it is there, and it is really delicious!!! we spent there less than half an hour due to the chill, and our hands and feet were almost frozen thereafter, but it was worth it as you can see above. 🙂 i am sure we will come back there! thank you very much, brigitte, for this excursion!

another green staple in winter: blackberry leafs! this is what my son brought home today:

a bag full of blackberry leafs ...

a bag full of blackberry leafs ...


.. he even cut off the brown spots :)

.. he even cut off the brown spots ... thank you darling! 🙂

happy new year!

… to all of you out there … may all your wishes become true! follow your heart, whereever it leads you!

i am still feeling the joy of a wonderful evening – celebrating new year’s eve with some dear friends & my daughter. this has been the first new year for 13 years without my son … he decided to celebrate with his father. i was missing him … and two very dear friends who could not be with us … anyhow we have had lots of fun, playing, dancing, talking, eating …