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We had a wonderful weekend that started with a raw food potluck in our home (through the Pittsburgh Raw Food Meetup group). There were about twenty people and so many lovely raw food dishes! I haven't checked the camera, yet, but I hope someone remembered to capture some pictures of the food and guests. It was all very yummy, including the beet pasta I made with a cream sauce. I also made some carob peppermint sweets that KDcat formed into bite-sized balls and arranged them on a platter. A friend of mine told me that the people who show up for raw food potlucks tend to be genuinely nice people, and she was right. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and I look forward to next month's meetup.

The rest of our weekend was spent with our guest, Devaki, who just left a few minutes ago to return to the ashram. She played some beautiful music on the harmonium and she and some other lovely guests filled our home with the beauty and energy of Kirtan chanting. Some of the chants were in English, too. I thought I wouldn't like them as much, but they were just as beautiful as the Indian ones. One of my close friends who was here for the Kirtan told me that I was glowing after the chanting! I love the blissful feeling that comes from chanting and meditation.

So, that brings us to today and what I'm going to make for Makin' It Monday. Well, I'm going to make myself a big pot of restfulness because I'm tired. I think the tired feeling comes from the combination of entertaining guests, preparing the house before anyone arrived on Saturday, the lack of sun (it's downright dreary today), and starting my day off with a sauna (I prefer to end the day with something so relaxing). I feel happy and filled with peace after such a lovely weekend, but I'm not up for creating any special raw food dishes this evening. KDcat, on the other hand, is in a very creative mood! She bought some new canvases, paint brushes, and paint. She's currently rocking out to some wild music that only she enjoys, and painting whatever she feels inspired to create. I'll ask her to share what she's makin' this Monday, if she's not too shy about showing it to all of you.

Original Comments

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On February 18, 2008, joanna/ RawTn 2 the Core wrote:

Oh please share your artwork KDCat! Pleeeeease!

On February 19, 2008, Allison wrote:

Hey - sending some love your way. I enjoy coming to your site and catching up on the posts I've missed. The dehydrator link is nice. I think I'll one day get another dehydrator but maybe a homemade one will do. As for your comment about the quality of people who come to raw food potlucks, they do tend to be nice people, don't they? I wonder why? Even the raw-curious who are still eating cooked foods tend to be nice. :-D

On February 19, 2008, Wendi wrote:

Joanna, I read your comment to KDcat and she said she just might let me post the image! Yay!

Allison, Thanks so much!! Yes, I agree that even the raw-curious people are exceptionally nice people. Thanks for stopping by!

XOXOXO

On February 20, 2008, Allison wrote:

I think I will do the juicefeasting but I might start before March 1st. It will be great to do it with others so we can share stories and advice. The internet is so helpful with allowing people across the globe to do things together.

On February 22, 2008, Wendi wrote:

Allison, your blog is one that I regularly follow. I love to read about your juice feasting adventures. I think you are doing amazing with the juicing and sharing with everyone!

Lots of love to you,

Wendi

XOXO

On January 22, 2010, Allison wrote:

Hey - sending some love your way. I enjoy coming to your site and catching up on the posts I've missed. The dehydrator link is nice. I think I'll one day get another dehydrator but maybe a homemade one will do. As for your comment about the quality of people who come to raw food potlucks, they do tend to be nice people, don't they? I wonder why? Even the raw-curious who are still eating cooked foods tend to be nice. :-D