I’m reminded over and over again that the heart of events is in the kitchen. The heart has a beat, a rhythm like no other. When I’m in the heart, I’m in my element, in my playground, in my home, which is open for nourishment as long as I’m there.
I like the way flavours and colours flow playfully, joyfully and synchronistically like in a concerto or presented on a blank canvas. I admit I like the designs and scribbles on my canvas.
When people appear at my kitchen door with smiles on their faces, rumbles in their bellies and anticipation for their delicious surprise, their curiosity is soon met with childlike glee when their tongues are tickled by new creations from my heart.
When the produce is fresh and there are mouths to feed, this kitchen mama opens up her heart wide and serves with endless joy.
When people moan and hum with delight from foreign flavours, my smiles appear as quickly as the drool from their lips.
When the oven is hot and the blender is buzzing, the aromas that circulate the atmosphere only add to my symphony of delight.
I witness teeth bite with gusto and fingers licked, before plates are cleared, clean up takes place and excitement is followed by anticipation for the next meal to be savoured hours later.
Like a child open to the wonders and mysteries around me, my heart and passion to nourish with wholesome meals revels in it’s playground of flavours.
Speaking of feeding people, remember my culinary tour in Europe? Well Here’s a little update of t past month in Sweden and Norway.
I love Feeding people’s bliss with creations they have never tried before and inspiring their palates beyond their wildest imagination. Here are some pics to show you what I mean…
But before I show you these visuals, I’d like to express my gratitude and deep thanks to Kailash Kokopele, a dear friend, an extrodinary musician, world traveller, chocolatier and Qi gong practitioner. I became an instant fan of his three years ago in Bali when I heard him play healing sounds from various instruments. We kept in touch ever since and reconnected a month ago in his beautiful sanctuary in south Sweden, the perfect place to start my culinary tour.
We made epic raw love infused chocoaltes with new friends Lucie (owner of Europe’s best online superfood company http://www.vitalvibe.eu) and Nadia (a lovely gypsy from Spain). He introduced me to Master Marcus, the owner and creator of YangTorp, Europe’s only Qi Gong Sanctuary, where at I had the privilege of being the chef and training his chefs for three weeks, even particiapted in the last week of a very special Qi gong retreat with 15 people from Norway, Sweden and England. I am now officially a fan of Qi gong and start my mornings with the sequence taught to me. It’s really a life changing experience. I must also acknowledge Annica Svensson, the backbone and the one who runs Yangtorp from the inside out. She has been with Yangtorp since the beginning of it’s creation. Thank you Annica for your dedication to your practice, to Master and to living the lifestyle many could only dream of.
I’m now in Prague and look forward to discovering the wonders of one of the top wonders of the world! Stay tuned…