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Fall, Saturn, and the End of Summer by kristin

chocolate saturn

Okay, I’ll confess…August has always been one of my least favorite months. Flowers start to look wilted and dusty, and I’m over summer (never my favorite season anyway; I’m a fall kind of girl). Also, there’s something about Saturn being in my first house in August….(not sure if I got that right, but there’s kind of a strange heavy feeling in the month of August that is sometimes hard to shake.)

As soon as September rolls around, though, I’m already feeling a new spring in my step—the air feels lighter and cleaner, and I just love the way the sun slants down differently than it does in summertime.  woman in fallIt might be partly because I always enjoyed starting school when I was a kid. I liked my new fall clothes in my favorite color palettes, I loved meeting my new teacher and finding my way with classmates, and I really loved diving into books, projects and new things. I still adore fall, and find that even now I feel inspired and ready for adventures in learning. 

I also like the long stretch of colorful leaves, brisk breezes, pumpkins and root vegetables, cozy evenings by the fire, and warm soups before winter begins.

adventures in learning

At Living Light, it’s back to school again, too. Of course we have ongoing classes all year, but somehow the fall seems to attract even more students to the school. The months before December get really busy as our classes fill up with new, enthusiastic students. Speaking of new things to learn…anyone who missed the Living Light Chef Showcase can still watch by signing up for replays. Learn the tricks and tips of celebrity chefs no matter where you live—and catch the excitement of the event…it really is a great educational experience. Step by step demos, all the recipes, and lots of bonuses, too.

August 30, 2010 at 10:41 am 4 comments

Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen Coming to Your ‘Hood August 26-29 by kristin

We’ve just launched ticket sales for our “virtual” Living Light Chef Showcase, Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen event. We’re super jazzed about the actual physical event taking place here in Fort Bragg, which will include a Vinnette Thompson/Martine Lussier stylin’ dessert reception, a picnic in the park at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, an exceptional dinner at Raven’s Restaurant at Stanford Inn, where Chef Kyle Evans creates delectable vegan dishes fresh from his on site gardens, and the opportunity to attend three specialty classes, including Food Styling For Photography with Cherie Soria and Denise Vivaldo.

Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Pie by Denise Vivaldo

We’re also REALLY HAPPY that the event can reach thousands more people worldwide through the magic of the internet.

So, from the comfort of your armchair, cozy neighborhood cafe, or anywhere else you’re hooked up to the internet, you’ll be able to be a part of this classic event. You’ll see some of the best known, most savvy chefs in the raw food movement “doing their thing,” with camera close-ups to capture precious techniques, and all of those little tricks and tips you can’t quite decipher when you are just reading a book.

It’s inspiring to see the chefs in action, and we truly do have an exceptional line-up this year. Among my favorite chefs is Chad Sarno.

Chad Sarno

Chad Sarno

When I worked with him in the Philippines at The Farm at San Benito, one of the staff there called him “Mr. Flavor.” He certainly has a way with haute cuisine, and his translations to raw are off the charts! Vinnette Thompson’s desserts are “to live for,” and I know that mischievous, fun loving Kirsten Gumm will be delighting our eyes and palates equally with her gorgeous food and sunny personality.  Colleen Cackowski will rock our socks with INCREDIBLE chocolate alchemy, and perennial favorite Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet

Elaina Love

Elaina Love

will teach us all the new things she’s been experimenting with in fabulous new low-glycemic recipes. Chef Tina Jo, Heather Haxo Phillips, and Jennifer Cornbleet are all expert teachers and presenters, with delicious new recipes to share. And we are very lucky to have three of the most respected, professional, creative women in raw foods: Cherie Soria, Nomi Shannon, and Victoria Boutenko on the program.  And our own brilliant Martine Lussier will undoubtedly come up with some simply irresistible new recipes for the occasion–can’t wait! The online event will include the BEST OF RAW Truly Raw Cacao Contest, and a long list of bonuses to enjoy. And of course, we are honored to include the winner of the Hot Raw Chef Video Recipe Contest, Living Light graduate Sheree Clark!

So whether you are in the studio audience, or watching the event online while relaxing at your leisure, don’t miss it!

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August 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment


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