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My life's purpose is best described by: Be the change you want to see in the world: Gandhi. Smiling is my "botox"-FORGET THE DRUGS AND SURGERY. I spice up my life, not my diet, which is SIMPLY DELICIOUS on its own. KISS: I Keep it simple sugars-from whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic fruits (veggies,some nuts/seeds too). The 811rv motto is: simplicity at mealtime, variety throughout the year. My motto is: I live in my own little world, but it's ok they all know me there. At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life.

4/04/2008

Jackpot!





OMG!!! I am so happy today. My favourite asian store-which always gets its deliveries on Thursdays had some fantastic finds today. Imagine-persimmons in April! They're from Brazil and they're organic. Here's the list of my motherload: Persimmons, cherimoyas (I have to ripen them-I use my old bread box, lined with a paper bag and placed on a sunny counter), longans, jujubes, dragon fruit, plantains, pomelos, plus my regular stash of organic, fair trade bananas! Excuse me while I go jump for joy:))


The picture on the counter, near the window is my favourite foods.  Starting at about 11 o'clock and going clockwise,  you can see my cherimoyas in my breadbox, the package of jujubes, papaya, pomelo, dragonfruit, persimmons and finally the longans in the baskets.

All four pictures show the quantity of grocery I did-it should last the family (5, including the dogs who are mad about bananas) about 4-5days.

6 comments:

Gaia said...

haaaa! I understand what you wanted to do, now! Great work!
Gorgeous kitchen!

Sarah said...

You shouldn't post pictures of longans if you're not planning on sharing! How rude!

:) :) j/k

as for status - I just used the blogger tools, I'm not sure how to explain it but I just update it myself daily.

Swayze said...

Wow, I am so jealous!

Via811 said...

Sarah, I would share if I could -NOT(lol). They're tooooo gooood. Thanks for the blogger tips btw.

Green said...

Where do you find them in QC? I'm going to visit mom and dad in July and would like to know how to find exotic fruits. I know there are many small fruit stores in Montreal which carry some of these. Last year I was buying up all the pineapples, baby bananas, even found a few rambutan. Shame they need to fly them from such a long distance.

Via811 said...

My favourite store is "La Montagne Dorée" it's near Marie de l'Incarnation-I don't remember the name of the street. As for the flying long distances, I've made peace with that because nobody can eat locally all the time in the north and those tropical trees are good for the planet's environment for carbon retention and oxygen production as well as for the local people's health and livelihood. I just recently read a great article from www.zerofootprint.net concerning just this subject and how it's not as black and white as just seeing the travel miles.