Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'll be back soon

I'm going camping in a few days. Camping at the Sumkidz Om festival for a week of community-building discussions, burlesque workshops, art jams, fire spinning, gigantic Ontarian skeeters, the smell of fresh woods, and hopefully spending a good chunk of my time in the free open-air volunteer kitchen that they have every year. Open-air and vegan, even. There's a special meal planned for the full moon on wednesday, and the annual 1000-garlic clove firey Shanger Sauce for friday! Not to mention the actual solstice night meal... I'm pretty excited. The food runs entirely on donations by festival goers, so amidst mountains of oranges and potatoes there are always some crazy treasures like chia seeds and galangal and ume vinegar that get used in the most tasty of ways. The salads alone are a touch of exquisite!

I even made some homemade larabars to take with me for tent-munching, aren't they adorable? :D

I can't wait to get out of this city and get rid of a few of my less-useful ideas about the world to make a fresh clean start in the second half of the year. And I'll for certain have copious feast photos and a few more culinary tricks up my sleeve when I get back around the 24th!

One last thing I have to post about is this beautiful burrito picnic we had a few nights ago to say goodbye to the city. Except for the chips, everything was homemade, even the whole wheat flax tortillas. The salsa was piquant and freshilicious, there was creamy cheesy cashew dip, the best guacamole I've ever had, refried black beans I would give my eye-teeth to get the recipe for, rice, lettuce, cilantro, lime, and little purple plums for dessert. Like kings we ate, and played guitar, and watched the park get soft and dusky to the sound of a raining fountain, bellies full of cumin and feeling no lack for anything, at least on that night.

Back in ten days!

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Have a wonderful camping trip!!

Oh my goodness, you should totally market those homemade Larabars of yours!! I'd purchase 'em!! :0)

Jenni said...

You should definitely sell those larabars those look so good (or share the recipe! LOL). That burrito dinner looks awesome:)

tofuparty said...

Have a nice camping trip!! Next weekend I'll be camping too.

romina said...

Have a fantastic time! Those larabars look WAY better than the packaged stuff!

kindkitchen said...

Have a wonderful camping trip-sounds like soo much fun. Your bars look amazing! The pistachio rose one is calling my name...

Your burrito picnic looks awesome as well!

Vegan On Stage said...

aw your picnic sounds like so much fun... and so tasty!!

vegan addict said...

Homemade tortillas?!!! Can you share the recipe? And wow, you really do know how to have a picnic in the park. Wish I could have been there to enjoy it! Have a kickin' time camping and eating those beautiful bars you made!

Hannah said...

Have fun! (I love you vast selection of homemade larabars, they look so good!)

Kelleen - Picks Over Peas said...

As a key lime Lara bar addict, I too am begging you for the recipe! That festival sounds incredible. Have a wonderful time. And I love the Mexican food spread...there's nothing better in the world than homemade salsa!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

The burritos look great! Have fun!

aTxVegn said...

Those bars are amazing! And the picnic - I'm beginning to think you would be very happy here in Texas....

Carrie said...

Your larabars look awesome! And I love the idea of a burrito picnic.

Erin said...

This camp sounds like an awesome way to get away for a while, have fun!

Maureen said...

Have fun! I'm camping this week in New Hampshire, and unfortunately I am not as creative as capable as you are (with your home-made Larabars). Apples it is pour moi.

CeciLiA said...

I've never EVER been to a camp before :0( and of course I'm jealous ... not to mention how it's even VEGAN friendly ^^

Those homemade larabars looks sooo yummy!! The blueberry cookie, chocolate mint, cinnamon roll, cocoa mole .... EVERY SINGE one of them have my name on it!!

Hope you have a great time :0)

Rural Vegan said...

Have a great camping trip! That festival sounds like a blast.

sarchan said...

Sounds like you are going to have an awesome time. Only a month until I myself will be camping... outside of Portland with PPKers. Can't wait.

Your LizBars (I think you should call them LizBars, okay?!) look adorable.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo wow I'm in love with your homemade larabars!! I love how you named them and they look so cute.