Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Zoey is my main concern for this move.. he's going from being an outdoor/indoor cat who lives in a house to an indoor apartment cat. I was thinking I can take him out sometimes but have been advised (by many people) against it. I am apprehensive to get him declawed so went out last night to get clippers and will learn how to trim his nails.. and got a scratching post, condo thing and litterbox, treats etc. & found out from the pet store that they have raw food. So I got his regular food, cause he is used to that.. but will probably try to transition him to raw. After all hes used to catching birds & probably mice also. (but I have caught him with birds!)
At least I am saving some of the wildlife! lol
ok,.. time to get him.
Hope he's ok, I have to work today, but will be back early to be with him. (& my internet gets connected tonight & furniture coming - Yay!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Dreamy images seem so appropriate, and I will be there dreaming soon.. soo tired, what a week!
Oh & btw, my finger is still not so pretty but healing incredibly rapidly. It seems Dr McDreamy was right and my finger was so big because probably the bone had shattered inside and was not infected like I thought - although I did wash it out well for a few days in alcohol and eat a lot of garlic, host defense, propolis, oil of oregano, as advised, just in case. & I am still MRSing it often.
ok, Painted Dreams - Good Night, sleep well & I'll see you from the other side.
From her website:
Since Anita was a child she often felt the coexistence of simultaneous worlds at the same observation point. Worlds which are so difficult to describe. Worlds which do not compete for dominance but rather complement one another.
So she started to paint instead of talking about what she feels, what her dreams are made of.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
One of my favorite things today was an older East Indian woman who came before leaving and asked if sh could give me a hug - she thanked me and said what a beautiful kitchen and that she could feel the love in the food. I got some really great hugs today!!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
My brother just flew in today and came to Rawlicious to see me.. that was awesome!!
I think I may need to get antibiotics for my finger.. I have the bandage staying off tonight for the first time since I hurt it.. it looks pretty yucky!! But I have been MRSing it like crazy at work and soaking it in 12 ph Kangen water and tonight I had drops of something called Dynamite put on it..will look more into this product when I have more comp time - I am getting up in a few hours so I should go to bed soon.
Oh, Maria and I stopped and bought fish for Angus on the way into work this morning. Inside joke about "boiled fish" Boiled fish I just discovered is a term used to describe something bland, tasteless, boring. Great term!!! So we bought 2 goldfish, who are living in the Zen den right now. I think these fish are actually for us, lol - Maria's fish is orange and called Nori, mine is orange and white and called Sushi.
Tracy and Angus have 2 black cats who live upstairs and don't come into Rawlicous anymore, they used to before we opened.. still, I am a little concerned for the fish. They are in a wide mouthed round bowl. (Maria & I are bringing crystals in for them tomorrow: )
Following pics are from the day before Rawlicious opened. I just want to save them here - great memories!! (Good Night!)
Hard to believe this was only just over a week ago!! Things are moving fast around here!!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Cherie and her husband Dan Ladermann head the Living Light Institute in California and have trained some of my favorite chefs, including Chad Sarno and Renee Loux-Underkoffler.
In this pic: Deighen, Marie, Cherie and me.
Luke was slacking off somewhere yet again when this picture was taken! )
We had lots of media come visit us, a few tv stations had people come by to film and interview.
and then Marie had a segment done on her for a tv show that day. It was really busy and lots of cameras around everywhere. The pic below is of Cherie being interviewed by the largest Asian station.
Monica from Organics on Bloor came by to deliver extra produce for us. This is a great shop and they now deliver!!!
Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Institute, dropped by to say hi and had lunch with us.
The cafe was closed for the day, but we had so many people drop in that day that it turned into a bit of a party. In this pic, a few of the people who showed up: Fred from Food not Candy and Natasha from Simply Raw.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Trfor, huge bins of seeds and lots of bags of organic earth (actually soil less mix) to the right.
The roto-tech. These are cool, they are much larger than they look here. These 2 machines, the round things in back,beyond the plastic panel sheets, are where the hydroponic sprouts are grown. They slowly turn on their own. ..& it's fun to watch the people who are on rototech duty in their yellow rubber wetsuits with hoses back there - pretty crazy. I think it looks like more fun than it is, or so I am told. ; )
Thursday, April 17, 2008
But just a quick post - Just getting in from Rawlicious. Its awesome there, great music, great vibes- but, its so busy getting everything done! We made so much great food, some different things from the regular menu items, a Beet Salad, Nappa Slaw & Thai Broccoli, to change it up a bit - all packaged in take out containers - Green Shift - environmentally friendly containers of course!
We are creating feel-good food! Oh & we had yummy chocolate macaroons today! Yay! so many delicious desserts.
We have a new phone # at Rawlicious - 416-551-3161
& we have a website up - just a simple 1 page one for now - but its getting there: Rawlicious.ca
We are working on a take out menu, which I must have been asked for at east a dozen times in the past 2 days. Its coming soon!
Tomorrow morning I am going to be working with Cherie Soria - the Living Light Culinary Artist and Visionary. She is here in Toronto preparing for the Total Health Show where she is giving lecture-demonstrations and workshops. I will be helping her prepare food in the morning in the Toronto Sprout kitchen, 720 Bathurst.
We were there last night filming a sprouting DVD. That was fun and it looked like it was going to turn out to be a great resource for learning how to sprout at home - from the resident Sprout Guru, Trefor, who has been the chief sprouter there for 17 years!!! It will be exciting to see a final edited copy & I will let you know as soon as it is available.
So for now, I have a big & busy & very early morning and am off to bed. Sweet Dreams & much Love!! 'Keiko' : )
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
But think I am heading now for a 1 hour nap-meditation-rest before heading out to go do some filming tonight - working on a dvd, how busy can 1 girl be? very! But I am dedicated and will be back soon. : ) Hugs!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Hi! ok, I just have to check in quickly.. very quickly. I have lots of pics of opening day and things going on.. coming up soon.. But, tonight as I was leaving work I jammed my finger in the door as I was flying out & I think I lost the nail - it was not nice, I am all bandaged up.. Thanks to Dr Dreamy - lol (Angus) hehehe.. so I'm impressed with myself that I am che3cking in saying hi - with my throbbing finger - yuck, scared to look! & I am back at work early - But things will settle into a routine where I get days off and regular day shifts like normal people (not that I ever plan to b a normal person!) .. and I will be getting back to a regular posting routine. For now, I will try to post as much as possible.
Thepic is our menu - the side salads/dishes we have are Vegetables in a Ginger Tamarind Sauce, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Mexican Rice, and Thai Marinated Broccoli. The soup of the day is Creamy Miso Noodle Soup (with clear glass kelp noodles) and Our desserts are Blueberry Cheezecake and Apple Pie.
I think we just got a phone # today but I am not sure what it is. We are amazed at how busy it is without any advertising or anything, no phone, no website, no printed take-out menu (we keep getting asked for that one - soon!) - I mean its only word of mouth and this blog really.. Its quite incredible!!
Thank you for everyone for all the amazing support!!!
xox, & I will be back posting regularly soon! Promise. Sweet Dreams
PS the pic is small but I think if you click on it it will come up big so you can read it. : )
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I am turning on my computer for the 1st time in 3 days - a very unusual occurance - But, it has been crazy getting ready to open Rawlicious, working morning till night for the past 3 days.
So, today we opened and it was an overwhelming success - full house almost continuously all day, we ran out of some foods!! .. and I am in again tomorrow morning early to prepare for another day. We are going to be open 7 days a week, and hopefully we settle into some kind of routine soon. We still have lots to organize and get set up properly.. it was wild today!!
& I got to work with the most amazing people - I love Maria!! She was my most incredible partner in the kitchen today - we were so in sync it was crazy - everyone was amazed at the flowing unstressed high vibes in such a busy active place - wow!
I will post pics asap.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all you wonderful people in the raw community and friends who came to support us and be with us on our 1st day - all the flowers and hugs & love!!!
Be back soon, Oh made it right after work just in time for the monthly raw pot luck which was great also - packed again - Love, peace out! & HUgs!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I got to work in the kitchen with all the dishes moved out & off the shelves, things were all over the place today and it was great chaos fun!
we just got some cool shelves built in where the MRS2000 mat is going to be.
He gave a talk at Toronto Sprouts tonight - It was really good!!
(my paintings had been put back up behind him - that was cool to see!)
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
“Only love overcomes lack of love. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible.” – dhammapada
"Don't worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come more alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive. Your real job is to increase the color and zest of your life." ~