Tuesday, January 20, 2009

something about strawberries....

dairy free + free love: coconut cream, mango + chocolate......such bliss and no soy

Finally, today and I realize all of us have such a diverse stance on life, politics + even food (the *diversity*; isn't that fantastic?!).

Perhaps just for one day we can be t r a n s p a r e n t.

As always, the rest will just trickle forth and fall into place.

*A day to celebrate our similarities, embrace our differences, send good vibes + prayers and just chill the f*ck out*

As a recovering Type A personality ~ I do try to relinquish to this on a daily basis { lol } My life of organized synchronicity which also included the every so often rewards of planned chaos that celebrated the artist in me came to an abrupt halt once I started having kids.

The more children arrived, the more everything became, you know?

So { { { s i g h } } } 'tis better to sink into the bliss of happy rather than restraining order.

Even in art school I was quite an odd egg. I think I was the only art student/artist that had to have my studio in order, car cleaned + check book balanced in order to go forward with whatever spectacular project I was working on.

Do you ever find you just exhaust YOURSELF?

Maybe it's just me.

By the way, always ALWAYS celebrate + live the artist in you. Perhaps if there were more arts funding + flourishing + beauty of the creative life encouraged......what if?

as for me and my house......all heck has broken loose.

January 17th: My dad's birthday.......Happy Birthday Dad as you're forever in my heart.

January 19th: Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as you are forever reminding us so eloquently of the importance of our dreams.......

January 20th: Inauguration Day here in the states ~ A place my parents have held in their hearts to be their homeland.......whatever our differences, I truly hope today will spring forth a new era for you, your lives, surrounding communities we all touch, as well as throughout globally.

non-dairy, non-soy, nothing artificial + lotsa organic loving care.....ice cream made with coconut milk ~ tastes just as creamy as the real thing without the dairy

I have been in the process of making dairy free, young coconut meat + milk based homemade ice cream. It will eventually get posted here.

Meanwhile, I discovered PURELY DECADENT non-dairy frozen dessert (I call ice cream since it tastes just like!) at Whole Foods recently. It is not considered a raw ice cream. But I find this a great transitional ice cream for those increasing raw foods in their diet, or even if you are looking for dairy and soy free alternatives.

The ingredients are quite pure including organic coconut milk and organic agave syrup instead of white cane sugar.

Life is pulling in various directions so instead of striving for order today, I thought to let loose on my canvas of colors and even dessert.

Talk soon,

Yes ~ amazingly enough it's strawberry season in Florida right now......

By the way.......Happy Blessed New Year to you!



Florida and strawberries. Ah, I'm going to hold that thought on this bitter cold day – five degrees outside now. Yes, you read that correctly.

Nicole said...

You've been MIA??? Well you have posted in the last couple months. I cannot say the same. Other than my share over the holidays, I have barely done any cooking at all. Your dishes below look divine. Happy 2009 to you and I do hope it is a good one for us all.

Passionate Eater said...

Oh golly, I love strawberries so much (and Taste Memory), so I am glad to see you back with a strawberry post!

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Hi Ingar!

As you guess from my avatar I love strawberries :) mouthwatering pics ...expecting your sweet seductive posts!!

Gera .:. sweetsfoods

MadameSoybean said...

I can smell the scent of the strawberries by looking at the photos. They are such a taste memory for so many of us aren;t they. When I was 4 I was dubbed "Strawberry" by classmates for wearing red everyday. You lucky Florida girl! Enjoy every bite!

Anonymous said...

mmm, I love coconut milk, those pictures are just mesmerizing. Your descriptions always are so uplifting and bright and open up my day!

taste memory said...

earthmother ~ thanks for coming by! do stay warm + thoughts of *spring* in the air ;-)

Nicole ~ hi Nicole! yes i hav been so * M I A * glad to see you are still rolling! Happy New Year ;-)

PE ~ i do plan to post more fotos of strawberry ice cream once I finishing making it....so mucho happening here! thnx for swinging by

Gera ~ hey dude! strawberry picking is the best too....next to picking blueberries in the sun

Aspara ~ what a cute nickname! that's always something to remember, lovely childhood nicknames ;-)

foodhoe ~ sweetie you just made my day! look forward to swinging by your blog for savory adventures un momento ~

Elle said...

Beautiful photos, as always! If we had a Whole Foods nearby, I'd definitely give that a try--it looks so creamy and delicious.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Strawberry season in Florida? I'm so jealous...it's practically nothing season in NY right now!

Great pics as always!

Dewi said...

Hello, it is my first time here , but I am sure I'll be back for more to read your post. I shall look for this ice cream when I go to Wholefoods. Sounds like the kind of ice cream my family need.

I am so proud to be an American as well, I love this country with all my heart. And so happy and hopeful with our new president. Glad that I voted for him.

Lori Lynn said...

Love your artful dessert! Let those creative juices flow!
Thanks for the tip on Purely Decadent, I'm going to Whole Foods this week.
Happy Belated Birthday to your Dad.

anudivya said...

Wow, this is bliss! Absolutely sinful... I have come to love frozen yogurts more than ice creams lately, and they are relatively healthy too! So why not!

taste memory said...

Elle ~ hi Elle, so glad to see you again! Look forward to catching up with your cozy posts....stay warm ;-)

Jessica ~ hi sweetie!

Elra ~ hello + thanks for stopping by.....i was amazed w. *ice cream* as well. had chance to visit your blogs/wow u keep busy ~ enjoy your tranquil posts too ~

Lori Lynn ~ thnx for the well wishes! let me know what you think of purely decadent....

anudiyva ~ i just love your name! yes purely decadent it is + creamy ~

@GiftedHand said...

Oh that coconut ice cream sounds great , wonder if I can find it in UK!?!. The nearest Wholefoods is an hour or more away siiigh!

I find a kinship in your writing and Im so with u on the recovering A type! I now swing the other side of nthe pendulm more & am becoming so much more laid back Im nearly asleep, ( not good according to dh) lol!!

and the security word below to type in here is "yawnman" , how funny is that!

taste memory said...

Hana Mi ~ So glad you came by. I do hope you try this, especially the *ice cream bars* I recently bought just one box and they were gone almost instantaneously from this house. It didn't have that watery rice milk consistency. It was rich creamy deliciousness.

Yes, tis soooo exhausting to type A. I think I waver both A + B depending......but agree as of late have been extremely mellow about things as I am finding just *being* in life too much fun!

you're a doll!