Yes, I will miss my garden, the singing of the birds and buzzing of the bees, watching my little guy run, jump & climb outdoors, warm breezes, eating meals and setting up my office outdoors, and my crazy schedule (well maybe not so much). That being said, there will still be food from the yard & garden to eat, and time to focus on indoor activities. I will have time to order seeds & dream about next years garden, experiment with some new recipes (see one below), while working on my book, revamp my website, and get my studio active again.
This year I am planning on coordinating some learning retreats in faraway warm & sunny places.
Think vegan & raw food, wild edibles, art, exclusive tours, sun, sand, sea, REJUVINATION, making new friends and loads of fun……….I’ll keep you posted.
In the mean time, I will be present and enjoy one of the most beautiful, miraculous, times of the year......autumn…Hope you will too!
And since this year has been one of the most abundant for apples, (our branches are literally weighed down with apples) I will leave you with this delicious apple cobbler recipe...........enjoy :)
Better than Baked Apple Cobbler
1/2 cup soaked raisins
1-2 T sweetner of your choice (coconut nectar, raw honey, agave) adjust according to your preference & sweetness of your apples..
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp cinammon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
Chop and peel 1 apple and puree with remaining ingredients.
Cut up remaining apples (peeling is optional) place in large bowl and mix with puree.
1 cup nuts - Pecans or Walnuts or both
1/2 cup dates
1/2 tsp sea salt
In a food processor, pulse/chop walnuts, add chopped dates, sea salt & vanilla pulse again (should be crumbly). Top bowl of apples with crumble. Dehydrate for 4-5 hours or until apples are soft.
Icing - (optional but highly recommended)
1 thai coconut (meat only - save water and drink to rehydrate yourself or freeze into ice cubes)
2 T coconut nectar (or sweetner of your choice)
pinch sea salt
Blend all ingredients together and drizzle over warm cobbler.
If you are interested in scheduling classes, workshops, or a mini-metreat at Turquoise Barn or if you would like to attend the wild edible walk with Marguerite Bower at the end of this month, please contact me via email or phone. After the walk, in addition to a demo, I will be talking a bit about detoxing and Chris Rosenthal, will be speaking about emotional & mental health.