A new community

Making SauerkrautWhat a great weekend of opportunity!
It started out Friday with a co-worker offering to give private lessons on learning single brushstroke painting. To my delight, slaDE decided that he wanted to take this private lesson together and learn a new cre8tive skill as well!

To follow, out of the blue, Tanya, a fellow member of freecycle, suggested that I might be interested in a ‘kraut’ party (being a raw food enthusiast now), Sunday night. That sounded like an incredible amount of fun, and very community oriented. I was most definitely game. Sunday evening came and I ended up meeting some fabulous new friends, making 4 large batches of sauerkraut (not your typical sauerkraut recipe, with such an endless possibility of enhancements — {organic everything} – carrots, seaweed, burdock root, juniper berries, ginger root, numerous spices & herbs, etc!

Growing up with traditional German Grandparents (who savoured such foods as blood sausage, head cheese, cow’s tongue and brain sandwiches), I was introduced to the joys of sauerkraut at a very young age. So upon discovering this party, I was stoked at the thought of participating. It was amazing and so much more than I could ever have expected. I found an extremely healthy, environmentally concerned, raw-oriented community. It was synergistic, as so many parts of my cleanse seem to be. Making SauerkrautTurns out, Laura (the partner of Malcolm, the raw chef and cre8tor of the superfood family) is a colon therapist. I was serious about finding such a specialist in Calgary, to further enhance my cleanse, but I wasn’t having much luck in finding one. Well Laura has taken me on as a new client, I am happy to say! It’s all about being in the right place at the right time, and most importantly, asking the right questions!

You may wonder what sauerkraut and a detox have in common? Well, part of my cleanse involves consuming pressed salads (high in digestive enzyme properties, and completely raw), and sauerkraut would be of the type. Although it won’t be ready for another 3 weeks, my digestive system will be forever thankful after my rigid schedule ‘winds’ down a bit. I don’t want to wait that long, but of course I will :).

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