Summer Gardening

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Hi again!!! Welcome to the middle of July 2017!! I’ve been busy gardening! I’m happy to report that my tomatoes, zucchini, basil, oregano, chocolate mint, and WATERMELON are happily GROWING!! One of my favorite activities is watering the garden and watching the progress of the plants. I also love the VARIETY of flavors that I have chosen. The Sun Gold yellow cherry tomato is so sweet and delicious!! Have you tried one? I also really love my heirloom tomatoes such as the Cherokee Purple and the Pantano Romanesco!! I’ve also had so many zucchini that I’ve been juicing them!! Truly, there is nothing more satisfying than enjoying a salad with produce from your backyard.

I believe that EVERYONE would enjoy gardening! It really only takes some quality organic soil, love, patience, and water! You can GROW plants, I’m sure of it! If you don’t have enough room in your own backyard, find a COMMUNITY GARDEN to enjoy. Gardeners are super helpful people and you’re likely to meet a friend. My neighbor Eugene Veres lives across the street from me and he and I like to share garden ideas.

I’m hosting a potluck at my house on Saturday at 6:15.  My address is 4458 Larchwood Place. It’s a great place to meet some vegans and others who are making healthier food choices! Come on out and bring an organic fruit or veggie dish to share!

Friday Fun

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I am getting excited about blogging so that all of you can get to know me a bit better! The first thing I do in the morning is visit and talk with my kittens Luke and Princess Leia. They are really precious and if you come over for a potluck, you’ll be able to meet them. After a visit with the kittens, I made some juice for myself and others. I made a traditional Beetle Juice and a Purple Passion! Yummy!

This morning around 9 a.m. I went to the Friday morning farmer’s market here in Riverside. I ate a breakfast of around 2 pounds of grapes and some FIGS!! I also won a really cute tote bag to carry around my fruits and veggies!

Next, I headed to Corona because some days I really enjoy peace and quiet, so I seek out different running trails. Today I ran about 4.5 miles. Then I went to see my friends, Sally and Maria in Eastvale at Southland Fields Farm.  I purchased pineapple, tangerines, and some limes. Then I headed to Amy’s Farm in Ontario to pick up some mixed greens and arugula! I also went to my friend’s house in Corona to pick up a tablecloth that I’ll use for my juicing demo tomorrow at Source Yoga Studio.

I made a yummy salad around 4, and then went to the yoga studio for the 6:30 class. Mohara always leads beautiful classes, and I HIGHLY recommend yoga for EVERYONE!! Yoga has taught me so much about life and myself. I really love it!!

Those are all of the highlights for today!! Talk to you soon!

Amy's Farm in October
Amy’s Farm in October

 

Fall Hiking FUN with Friends

Yesterday I had the opportunity to travel with my friends Justin, Kiyomi, and Mike to Palomar Mountain for a hike. It was a perfect fall day with brilliant colors, sunshine, fresh air, gorgeous trees and all of Mother Nature’s beauty. Hiking is one of my favorite activities!! We hiked to this gorgeous Mother Tree and soaked up its essence. Fall days are perfect for nature hiking!! We also saw two deer standing in the woods. What’s your favorite hike?

While on the hike, we all ate some oranges at the Mother Tree. But after our day of adventure, we wanted some more fuel so we headed to Peace Pies in Encinitas. Mike Strawberries had two orders of tacos and Mint Chip Cheesecake!! I ate three Rainbow Salads and Justin had the Mango Curry Wrap. Kiyomi also enjoyed tacos and Mojito Cheesecake. PLEASE check out Peace Pies if you’re in the Encinitas area. It gives you some great raw options that you might want to sample!! My friends REALLY loved the food there!

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Mango Curry Wrap at Peace Pies Encinitas, California

Upcoming Events

  •  My next Raw Food Potluck will be on October 14 at 6:15!! Find the Meetup Group at Raw in Riverside Meetup Group. Costumes are welcome so feel FREE to DRESS UP!!!!
  • Elevated Awareness will be at Source Yoga on Saturday, October 8, from 12-3 p.m. I’m going to be doing a juicing demo!! Come on out!
Elevated Awareness Crew
Elevated Awareness Crew
Tower Garden with Nancy!
Tower Garden with Nancy!