A Week on the Beach in Maine
Sweetly Raw has been silent for a while. It's been a busy time lately with travels, summer visitors, and being in a friend's bridal party recently. Lately, I've also been battling with some health issues, and am on a strict healing regime (which I'll save for another post because this one is all about FUN) - so I haven't been out of the kitchie - only temporarily!
A week ago, my mom and I embarked on a wonderful trip down to Maine where my Aunty Diane and Uncle Pierre have a cottage on 7 miles of white sand beach. It rained the first day we were here, which was probably for the best in order to get our bearings after traveling 2 days to get here (car, overnight, plane). The rest of the week has been pure sunshine and HEAT - exactly what I love.
One day I made a simple fruit dessert. I got my hands on some young coconuts at Whole Foods and made a strawberry young coconut pudding, layered with a combo of fruits: strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango, plum, and some slivered almonds to top it all off.
It just so happens that my beautiful goddess friend, Ali, lives 45 mins from my relatives, so it was the perfect time for a visit. I went to her place for a day and night, which was filled with long conversations to "catch up properly" since we haven't seen each other since last November, great food, laughter, a walk, and beach time.
We were fortunate to enjoy a magnificent 5 course dinner feast at our friends, Franky and Camille's place. 5 star cuisine using all fresh, local ingredients (check out Frank's recipes/videos/products HERE).
The week was fabulous in every way! Now I'm in LA for almost a week of Birthday fun with friends. I'm going to all the raw restaurants, beaches, shopping, and Courtney Pool and myself are hosting a raw potluck on Saturday night. If any one is interested in coming, drop me an email. Would love to have you join us.