Saturday, October 31, 2009

Weekend Joy

This happening took place earlier this year in the train station in Antwerp, Belgium, as part of a promotion to find the lead actress for The Sound of Music.

Somebody is very clever.

200 dancers took part in this stunt. I love this. Chills. I want to do it!

Enjoy. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
2:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
4:00 . . . 3 bananas
5:00 . . . 4 bananas
7:00 . . . bunch of black grapes

Play: stretching, walking

These oranges are a godsend. I am content with them, even though they are not really in prime season and they are not of the highest quality.

I'd say the biggest challenge with this lifestyle is just always having ENOUGH really good quality fruit that you LOVE available. It needs to be sweet, perfectly ripe, and taste delicious. At the moment, there are no Fast Fruit Drive-Thrus (ha!) so you have to plan ahead, seek it out, and gauge the ripeness levels every day.

But this is kind of fun to do, actually. You can take all the time and money and mental energy you used to spend on recipes and cookbooks, watching cable cooking shows, shopping for a million ingredients, cooking, cleaning up, buying pots and pans and gadgets and appliances, and spend it on keeping a great fruit supply going. I promise you it is a LOT easier to just eat fruit. ; )

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fruit Gifts

Our neighbors sent this BEAUTIFUL fruit basket to us as a thank you. It has bananas, apples, oranges, tangerines, kiwis, pears, a mango, a pomegranate, and a pineapple. And the fruit seems to be of a really good quality. Wow. Such gratitude and amazement I feel.

It was a fanstastic surprise and arrived on a day when it was rainy and cool and I was feeling less than abundant, as my fruit supply was dwindling. It is as if the Universe is showing me that my needs will always be taken care of somehow.

The interesting thing is that I never told these peeps that I am fruitarian. My husband said he may have mentioned once that he was vegetarian.

Since being on this fruit path, I have had many such surprises and gifts. The fruitarian life is indeed magical. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
12:00 . . 1 cantaloupe
3:00 . . . 1 honeydew melon
4:00 . . . 1 honeydew melon
8:00 . . . 4 bananas

Play: dance, secret obsession, yoga

The melons are OUTSTANDING right now: sugary sweet and lots of Living Water.

Some people think that what I eat is boring, monotonous. I have already written at length about this here, but I will just say again that some people love their coffee, and have the EXACT SAME COFFEE every morning. Some people drink Mountain Dew all day long because they LOVE their dew. Some people must have their dose of chocolate every day. Or pizza. Or whatever.

So I am no different from what everyone else is doing. I look forward to my orange juice every morning (at the moment) and I LOVE my fruit sugar all day every day. I never get tired of it. Kind of like I never get tired of breathing, or sleeping, or taking in the sun. Ha!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
12:00 . . 1 cantaloupe
4:00 . . . 4 bananas
6:00 . . . 4 bananas
8:00 . . . bunch of black grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~ 3 miles, yoga, secret obsession

I got these 8 beautiful bananas for around $2.00. For me, that means I get a meal of 4 bananas for $1.00. How many people can have a meal for a dollar? And really, look at how lovely and perfect they are. I picked them out as the most special of all that I saw.

I just finished reading Martha Graham's autobiography, Blood Memory. She was a fascinating modern dancer and choreographer who lived to be 97. Probably one reason she lived so long was that she was always on the thin side, so not as much toxicity as most people. Still, she had plenty of health problems and almost died several times. And in her later years, she had arthritis so severely that her hands became deformed and she couldn't use them. She wore gloves all the time to cover them up. I feel for her because it was not necessary to go through all that. She was in pain all the time. Bless her heart.

In her early 20's she was so perfectly beautiful. By her 50's she was deteriorating and going downhill, like most people. What happens to people? It is toxicity caused mostly by what people eat and drink. It is all that awful poison which ages and deforms people. But most peeps do not ever get this.

I see it all around me and everywhere, the decline and aging. I have a thing about looking at the pictures in autobiographies. It is fascinating to me, what happens to people through the course of their lives. Everyone is a beautiful child with luminous skin and eyes, most look great in their early 20's, and then it is all downhill with lots of suffering and ugliness.

I want to see how much I can reverse the damage done from 50 years of junk. This is a very interesting process. I can tell you that it is MUCH more enjoyable to improve oneself than it is to degenerate. And it tastes way better, too. ♥

Monday, October 26, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
11:00 . . juice of 6 organic valencia oranges
1:00 . . . 1 honeydew melon
4:00 . . . large bunch of black grapes, very sugary
5:00 . . . 1 pomegranate
6:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + 1 tomato
7:00 . . . more grapes

Play: dance, stretching, secret obsession

Fruit is so beautiful. This pomegranate is a work of art. I almost didn't want to destroy its' beauty by opening it.

And eating something like a pomegranate is a seasonal treat. The flavor is special, unique, and a reminder that seasons are changing. Obviously, it does not supply much sugar energy, so I cannot imagine living on pomegranates. But it felt very refreshing and cleansing and the taste was delicious, zingy.

And by the way, as always, I do not eat the seeds. I put them in my mouth, eat the fruit flesh around them, and then remove the seeds with my fingers.

With a pomegranate, it takes a while to eat just one. It feels like a peaceful meditation to do so. I like to sit down outside with my fruit, whenever possible. Simple pleasures are the best.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 organic valencia oranges
1:00 . . . 1 lb. kiwi slices
3:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
4:00 . . . 8 pickling cukes + 1 tomato
6:00 . . . 1 large bunch black grapes, super sweet
11:00 . . 1 large bunch black grapes

Play: ballet, stretching, secret obsession

These oranges are REALLY good. They are rich and sweet and I can feel the sweetness being absorbed into my tongue and mouth. That is always a sign of good quality fruit. I'm getting these oranges at Whole Foods, about 16 to a bag for $4.49. At the moment, they're the only decent oranges around.

I notice in the grocery stores that when there are fruit samples around, children flock to them and gobble them up. The adults rarely go for it. They appear bored and tired. Their senses are dulled to where the sight of fresh fruit is not even alluring. Meanwhile, their less toxic children are bouncing up and down, excited and going back for more fruit. Yes, so far they still have a few of their natural inclinations intact. But eventually they will become more toxic and turn into sullen teenagers. With acne. And suicidal thoughts. Sadly. Bummer.

I want to tell them how to avoid all that pain and suffering. I want to tell EVERYONE! It's really unbelievable, but all you need to do is live on fruit. ♥

Friday, October 23, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . 1/4 watermelon (refreshing!)
10:00 . . juice of 8 organic valencias
2:00 . . . 1 lb. kiwi slices (from Whole Foods)
4:00 . . . 1 large honeydew
5:00 . . . 8 pickling cukes + 2 tomatoes
7:00 . . . 4 durian pods
9:00 . . . juice of 6 oranges

Play: ballet, secret obsession, walking, stretching

Yes, some days I feel like I am eating ALL DAY LONG. And I get to eat the most delicious food on the planet! It literally tickles the taste buds. And gives a feeling of bliss, deep contentment, and euphoria. Electricity in every cell!

You simply MUST try this.

All my life I searched for this truth. And as soon as I got clear on the question I was given the answer. And now I am living it and it is better than I could have ever imagined.

Please, everyone MUST try this.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 12 organic valencia oranges
1:00 . . . 2 cantaloupes, very sweet
4:00 . . . 6 bananas
8:00 . . . 1 large honeydew + 1 durian pod

Play: barefoot walking/running ~3 miles, secret obsession, yoga

My mother-in-law gave me this plate many years ago. The idea is that you're supposed to use it on your birthday. I do that, but I love the plate so much I use it other times, too. Isn't it a wonderful idea?

And look at that honeydew. It was so sugary sweet. I wish I could give EVERYONE a taste of this melon. I felt such euphoria from it. If you are not living on fruit, you don't know what you're missing. I mean it. ♥

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 organic valencia oranges
12:00 . . big bunch of black grapes
4:00 . . . 2 cantaloupes + 2 tomatoes
6:00 . . . 4 bananas
7:00 . . . 1 durian pod
9:00 . . . juice of 3 organic valencia oranges

Play: dance, yoga, secret obsession

Everything is just tasting SO good. You know, there is an interesting phenomenon with fruit. You can't REALLY taste how delicious and sweet it is if your taste buds are adulterated with hot foods, salt, and chemicals.

It takes some time for your taste buds to become healthy and correct. Only then can you know the true and magical delights of sweet fruit. It is wonderful beyond words. . . and it is SO worth giving it a try!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . juice of 12 small organic valencia oranges
1:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
3:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + 2 tomatoes
6:00 . . . 5 bananas
7:00 . . . 1 lb. durian (frozen, thawed)

Play: ballet class, walking, stretching, secret obsession

I have a new bowl to make my banana pudding in, in the picture above. I found it at the grocery store for $1.50 and I love it. I think it is fun to see how you can get through life on just a little money.

And that's pretty funny considering I live in a house and have a car, and all of the insurances and taxes and repairs and expenses that go along with all of it. Plus everything else, living in the modern world. It's a lot to keep up with, isn't it?

And yes, here I am, buying ANOTHER bowl.

But I do have an idea and a vision for how to live life much more simply. I WILL do it. In this lifetime. Thank you for guiding me, Universe. ♥

Monday, October 19, 2009

How It All Begins

Whoa, what's happening here???

Yes, that is me, being fed ON MY BACK. What?!?!?!

And I'm being fed some sort of cereal. Ugh. Maybe you can't see it, but I am screaming and crying and trying to spit this stuff OUT. Hey, people, I'm choking here!

For starters, a baby of this age needs only breast milk. But in the 50's, that was considered rather primitive and beasty and mothers were encouraged to use "formula" instead.

Let me say right off that I am a priviliged person and I know it, cared for and kept safe and raised by loving, intelligent parents. I am grateful for them.

But we all get off the track right here, right from the beginning, before we even have any awareness of what is going on. Other people, well-intentioned for the most part, force us to eat biologically-incorrect and harmful "foods" when we are unable to protest or make choices for ourselves. By the time we ARE able to start making our own choices, our brains are somewhat deteriorated from the poison and our bodies are sick and addicted to junk and we are really on the road to ruin. Plus, we continue to be under the thumb of our parents, the schools, the government, the media, and societal and cultural norms, all telling us what to do. And most of it wrong. What a world of confusion.

Really, I marvel that I am still alive after all the poison that has gone into my body.

I like to imagine what it would have been like to have been fed only breast milk, and then fruit, from the very beginning. Surely, that would be paradise. To not ever be sick, or depressed, or confused. To be your best and highest self with a perfectly healthy body and mind.

But I'm SO grateful that it is not too late to experience some version of that paradise. ♥

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 large valencia oranges
11:00 . . 2 cantaloupes
3:00 . . . 6 bananas
6:00 . . . 1 honeydew
7:00 . . . 8 pickling cucumbers + 3 tomatoes (all locally grown)

Play: walking/running ~5 miles, secret obsession, dance, stretching

The melons are really rockin' now. Wow. Now, I am all about melons. I know, I know. . . I was in love with oranges, then watermelons, then grapes, then bananas, now melons. What a fickle fruit-lover I am.

Eating my drippy-sweet cantaloupe yesterday caused me to remember something. Actually, every time I eat cantaloupe I remember this.

Years ago I read an autobiography about an anorexic girl. I remember so well her describing a scene when she was in the hospital, trying not to eat. But they brought her a big slice of luscious cantaloupe and she was tantalized by the smell, by the sight, until finally she could not resist and she cut a very small piece and put it in her mouth. Then she went crazy over it, was overcome by its' heavenly taste and ate THE WHOLE SLICE. The way she wrote about the experience in such detail was downright erotic. But of course, being of an anorexic mindset, afterwards she felt guilty and angry with herself for eating.

It seems to me that EVERYONE has an eating disorder of some sort.

And the main reason we all have/had eating disorders is because 99.99% of people are not eating their biologically correct food. Until you give your body what it really wants and needs, which is an abundance of LIVING WATER AND FRUIT SUGAR, you are going to have problems. Your body will never stop craving, never be at peace, until it gets what it really wants.

P.S. Living water is what I call the liquid found in fruit.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Fruit Hunters

This is a brief conversation with Adam Gollner, the author of The Fruit Hunters. He makes some good points here.

I have the book, really enjoyed it, and recommend it for anyone who loves fruit. I learned a lot from his travels around the world. He is obviously a very intelligent person and I appreciate him writing this book. However, he is not a fruitarian himself. There is one chapter about fruitarians that depicts us as nuts and weirdos, but I laughed some about it anyway. Yeah, there are nutty people everywhere. The only reason it is not completely funny to me is that it is a gigantic and very real problem in the world that people are eating biologically incorrect foods. It is causing horrendous amounts of unnecessary suffering and all sorts of problems for all of us.

So I can't help it that I take it very seriously, my message to the world. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 10 valencia oranges
12:00 . . bunch of black grapes
3:00 . . . more black grapes
5:00 . . . 6 bananas
7:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe + several pickling cucumbers

Play: dance and yoga, secret obsession

I found these bananas in a store yesterday. I have mentioned that I am VERY picky about my fruit. It is like falling in love every time. When I saw this particular bunch, they looked just right and beautiful to me, like love at first sight. I knew they were the ones for me. None of the others were so appealing. When I picked them up, this bunch of seven, they felt perfect in my arms, and I carried them proudly through the store, confident of my success, falling more in love by the minute. No guilt or shame about buying THIS food. I hope other people see how happy my bananas and I are together, and they will get the bright idea to buy some bananas for themselves.

Now they are home with me and I get to bond with them, get to know them, as they go through their ripening process. I love to look at them. I wonder about their life, where they were born, what they have been through to get to me. They are so beautiful. Soon they will become a part of me, the ultimate joining together. ♥

And all of this love, all of this happiness, a huge meal of sweetness, for only $1.82.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 oranges
11:00 . . some black grapes
3:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe (heavenly)
4:00 . . . 5 bananas
8:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + some tomatoes

Play: dance and yoga

Yeah, this way of life is pretty easy and natural when it's hot and sunny outside and the local produce is abundant and of excellent quality. It does get a little tricky, a bit challenging, when the weather turns cold and rainy, or snowy.

Just as I now can't help but see how EVERYTHING in our culture is designed around junk food, I also see that what people love about winter is junky winter foods. People do tend to eat more poorly, and just MORE, in winter. And people tend to get sick more in winter, too. Hellooo!

I have to admit that chilly weather triggers thoughts and memories of The Other for me. The difference now is that I am content to have those fuzzy memories without actually wanting to eat any of the junk. Instead, I now think of wanting/needing liquid sunshine in the form of oranges and pineapples and bananas. Mostly oranges. Can't WAIT for orange season. ♥

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 8 valencia oranges
12:00 . . bunch of black grapes
3:00 . . . 5 bananas
6:00 . . . 1 large cantaloupe + 3 tomatoes
8:00 . . . few grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~4 miles, secret obsession, stretching

With bananas, I find that there is about a 5-minute window when they are of perfect ripeness. Ha, ha. These in the picture are just about perfect, maybe slightly past that window. Some people like them riper, with more black than yellow, but not me.

I go through phases with bananas. They are not my favorite fruit, but sometimes they do taste wonderful and they are a good, inexpensive, reliable dose of sugar. I definitely eat more of them in the winter. Sometimes they taste like bubble gum and heaven knows I used to LOVE bubble gum. ♥

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . 1 charentais melon (bliss, wish I had 100 of them)
1:00 . . lots of scuppernong grapes
2:00 . . bunch of black grapes
4:00 . . 8 pickling cucumbers + several campari tomatoes (above)
8:00 . . 2 cantaloupes

Play: bit of walking in rain, dance, yoga

There is still a bit of locally-grown produce left. Must make another trip to the farmer's market, especially for tomatoes. And I just love being there, soaking up the sights and smells. Waaaay better than the old grocery store. But I am grateful for good fruit, wherever I find it.

I remember an old adage from Biology: Life is survival of the fittest. So #1 on my list is getting myself to the highest level of health and well-being possible. Then I can be of good ethical service in the world, but only if it does not harm me. ; )

Monday, October 12, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . juice of 8 valencia oranges
1:00 . . . bunch of black grapes
3:00 . . . lots of scuppernong grapes
4:00 . . . 10 pickling cucumbers + 2 tomatoes
6:00 . . . 2 charentais melons
7:00 . . . 4 bananas

Play: barefoot walking/running ~5 miles, stretching, dance, acrobatics

This is the inside of a pickling cuke. Look how beautiful and intelligent Nature is. No human could create what is created for us.

I find these pickling cukes to be so REFRESHING. These are grown locally and they have so much more taste than the large ones. The seeds are very small and soft and not problematic in the least.

Yes, after I eat them I feel REFRESHED. This is the true meaning of the word REFRESHMENTS.

Most so-called refreshments are anything but. ; )

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Girls LOVE to talk about hair. Hair is all things girlie.

If two women who are strangers meet in a public restroom, they will say hello politely and then IMMEDIATELY start talking about their hair like they are long-lost sistahs. Ha, ha. It's true! Hair is our universal language.

Chris Rock has just made a documentary film called Good Hair about the quest of dark-skinned people for. . . good hair. He has to be the funniest person EVER.

So seriously, I just took this picture of my own hair. Not to brag, I am no supermodel, but I am almost 55 and this is my REAL HAIR. I do not color my hair or put any products on it. My husband thinks I must be hiding the hair dye somewhere.

I believe that it is not only magical fruit which gives me this shiny healthy hair, but more importantly the LACK of dead stuff, especially animal "products" and artificial oils and salts. What would make a person's hair turn white and fall out? That's something to ponder. Kinda scary to think about.

I cut my own hair. I haven't been to a salon for over 6 years. Think of the money and time I save, not to mention missing out on those toxic chemicals. Plus, it is a GREAT feeling to be self-sufficient.

Anybody wanna talk hair??? ☺

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

10:00 . . juice of 8 tangerines
1:00 . . . cantaloupe + cherry tomatoes
5:00 . . . lots of black grapes
7:00 . . . 1 charentais melon (above)
8:00 . . . 4 bananas

Play: little bit of walking, yoga

Yesterday I ate lunch out, which I rarely, rarely do any more. But it was a family girlie thing which was special with people I love and there was a buffet lunch with a large bowl of cantaloupe balls. I brought some grapes in case there wasn't anything for me to eat, but wound up going with the melon balls to fit in and they were of a decent quality, maybe a little crunchy.

Even as I am writing this, I am thinking of what a privileged life I have. On the day I was sitting having my little girlie lunch I know there are lots of people who don't have ANY food to eat, or are in the hospital in pain, and here I am writing about whether the fruit served to me was of a good enough quality.

But I also think that if we just had more fruit trees available to more people, there would be less hunger problems and less people sick and in pain and suffering. There would be less restaurants and less need to entertain ourselves with harmful "food" and more awareness of natural pleasures and real health.

The whole restaurant dilemma is a weird modern-day problem and I plan to write more about that soon. In the meantime, I do my best to live and eat simply and in agreement with Nature. It's a whole world of REAL fun and pleasure and I hope everyone will want to join in!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 6 valencia oranges
12:00 . . some black grapes
2:00 . . . some scuppernong grapes
4:00 . . . 2 charentais melons
5:00 . . . 6 pickling cucumbers + a few small tomatoes (locally grown)
7:00 . . . some black grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~4 miles, stretching, secret obsession

This pic is the inside of a charentais melon. Very juicy and SWEET. Most peeps are passing them up because they don't know what a blessing they are.

And to think. . . all of this luscious sugary goodness came from one little seed. Nature is incredible, miraculous, abundant.

I believe the muscadines are done for the year. Goodbye until next year, my friends, and thank you very much. ♥

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . black grapes
12:00 . . juice of 8 valencia oranges
2:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe
3:00 . . . 1 charentais melon (in picture)
4:00 . . . 1 cantaloupe + some campari tomatoes
8:00 . . . 1 large honeydew

Play: barefoot walking ~4 miles, secret obsession, yoga

I was a TOTAL melonhead yesterday. And that charentais melon was heavenly! They are famously french melons, hence the cute name. Thankfully, someone is now growing them in the US.

You can see it is slightly smaller than a cantaloupe, but richer in color and taste, and sweeter. I tried these last year for the first time and now I am hooked. Yesterday, I was OMGing all over the place. I know why Anne Osborne loves them so much! She wrote an article about the charentais melon that is excellent and so poetic. Thank you, Anne! ♥

Melons are such a WONDERFUL food to eat. . . so soothing, sweet, and easy to digest. It is perfect, like baby food. You can baby yourself with melon.

I am so grateful that I get to eat more charentais today.

Must. Buy. More.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gotta Love Lulu

I hope you are able to read this wonderful story about Lulu. I got this from the book The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff.

Pigs are intelligent animals. They are as intelligent, if not more so, and feeling as your cat or dog. They have hopes and fears, and want to give and receive love, just like we do.

Really, it is hard to read all the stories lately about how much people are loving bacon. People are downright gluttonous about it by coming up with zillions of recipes for bacon everything, including chocolate-covered bacon and bacon cupcakes, of all the ridiculous things. It is not "bacon." It is the decayed flesh of slaughtered pigs.

If you are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes to produce "bacon" I can tell you that it's not very nice.

I don't have any crazy wishes, like expecting everyone to live on fruit starting tomorrow, but I do have a very real dream that all humans will become vegan in my lifetime. I dream of a beautiful loving world where all life is considered sacred. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

11:00 . . juice of 8 valencia oranges
5:00 . . . black grapes galore!
6:00 . . . more grapes + some campari tomatoes
7:00 . . . more black grapes

Play: yoga, gymnastics, dance

Nope. Still not tired of grapes. Grapey grapey sugary goodness. ♥

I picked up some great looking melons, cantaloupes and charentais, yesterday. They look really good, but you know, with fruit you can't ever be 100% certain.

When you are buying processed food, you pretty much know what you are going to get. (Poison, but that's another topic.) Every can of Campbell's Tomato Soup is going to taste the same. Every Oreo cookie will be identical. You never have to wonder if this bag of potato chips is ripe or not. (It's rotten, always, but again, a topic for another day.)

When living on fruit, a part of the whole experience is dealing with fruit that is underripe, overripe, or just not very good-tasting. If we were living in Nature and eating off the tree or vine, it would be easier to know when fruit was ripe and ready. The tree or vine releases the fruit easily when the seeds are viable and the fruit is at its' peak of ripeness.

If buying fruit, your chances are better by getting fruit at a farmer's market or stand. The farmers usually offer samples of their produce and it's just more likely the fruit was picked at its' peak.

But as most of us are buying fruit from a store, where the fruit was probably picked green, shipped some distance, and refrigerated, it is a bit of a guessing game when it comes time to choose your food. And it is discouraging to spend $5.00 on a melon that turns out to be inedible.

Even though I have become more of a fruit connoisseur and know some tricks about looking for the best fruit, it does happen to me occasionally that I buy fruit that is a disappointment. Just wanted you to know that it happens to all of us. I consider it a very minor problem of the lifestyle. And I have learned to not buy slews of something until I am CERTAIN it is of the best quality by tasting a sample first. I will admit that I am very, VERY picky about my fruit. ; )

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . some black grapes, very sweet!
12:00 . . juice of 8 large valencia oranges
2:00 . . . more grapes + 1 tomato
4:00 . . . 1 honeydew + 2 bananas
8:00 . . . 4 large valencia oranges + 3 bananas

Play: barefoot walking/running ~3 miles, yoga

I buy all types of bananas, mostly organic but sometimes not. To me, the best-tasting bananas are these from Earth University in Costa Rica. You can find them at Whole Foods. Yeah, they're shipped a long distance. But really, I don't worry too much about all the details. I just do the best I can in an imperfect world. I can feel that the Big Shift is happening, even right now, and we are all part of it.

Yesterday I was walking around the regular grocery store, looking at the fruit displayed under the hideous flourescent lights. And even though there was an abundance of stuff there, I had this feeling that there was NOTHING there to eat. I even had a few moments of feeling panicky, like there was literally no food for me to eat! I know what it was. It was my soul, wanting real tropical fruit right off the tree. . . the REAL food we are designed to have . . . wanting sunshine and fresh air all the time. Someday. . . someday soon. ♥

Monday, October 5, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . some muscadine + black grapes
1:00 . . . juice of 10 valencia oranges
3:00 . . . lots of black grapes
5:00 . . . 1 large honeydew melon
6:00 . . . several tomatoes + 6 pickling cucumbers
8:00 . . . more black grapes

Play: barefoot walking/running ~5 miles, stretching, dancing, secret obsession : )

These are probably the last of the muscadines at the corner stand. I'll go back today to load up. Grapes are really wonderful to eat. . . not only do they have a FANTASTIC taste, but they are so easy to carry with you, pop in your mouth. . . the ultimate fast food and a super good sugar hit.

And just so you know, I do NOT eat grape skins. I don't eat the skins of any fruit unless it cannot be helped, as with cherries. The skin is their protective packaging, and most taste somewhat bitter and are not really used or "digested" by the body. It is a rather harsh kind of fiber when you compare that to the soft, gentle fiber of the fruit flesh.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . juice of 5 oranges
12:00 . . some muscadine grapes
2:00 . . .more grapes + 2 bananas
5:00 . . 1 honeydew melon
6:00 . . some tomatoes
8:00 . . all the grapes I want

Play: barefoot walking ~4 miles, secret obsession, acrobatics, stretching

I'm enjoying the autumn sun like a reptile, soaking it in. Spending time in the sun and fresh air is definitely a big part of the fruitarian life. With electricity and computers and TVs and iPhones it seems that we have forgotten about the simple pleasures of life on earth. Today I watched a millipede travel around, fascinated by her many legs working together as she moved over a large soft mossy area. I got her to crawl on my hand and it was a treat. What a miracle it all is. What a miracle we are. ♥

Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekend Gift: The Omo People



Ooooh, this gives me great ideas. . . . and I want to be in Nature IMMEDIATELY. In peace.

It is times like this that make me really, REALLY love you, Internet. ♥

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . some muscadine grapes
12:00 . . juice of 8 oranges
5:00 . . . muscadine grapes
6:00 . . . lots of muscadine grapes
7:00 . . . 3 bananas

Play: barefoot walking/running ~4 miles, dancing, stretching

If you are getting tired of hearing about grapes, take heart! Grape season is almost over. Believe it or not, I am still not tired of them myself. I feel delight and joy when I see them still there at the corner fruit stand. Look how big they are! The ones I ate yesterday were seriously the best yet. Local, mineral-rich, and very sweet. Swooning. . . . I am in love. ♥

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Daily Fruit + Play

Yesterday I ate:

9:00 . . . bunch of black grapes
2:00 . . . more black grapes
4:00 . . . some grapes, then a few tomatoes + pickling cucumbers
8:00 . . . lots of muscadine grapes

Play: barefoot walking ~2 miles and yoga

The grapes are really peaking now, so I have to take advantage of their perfection and low prices! Everything has its' season, for sure. It is a real pleasure for me to sit outside in the sun with a big bowl of grapes and eat them like candy, all I want.

I feel rich and satisfied because in my kitchen are also oranges, bananas, and a big honeydew melon. I could have whatever I want but I am choosing grapes. I have to admit that it does take a little planning and timing to make sure you have what you want and need on any given day, but it is not NEARLY as complicated as cooking and recipes and all that jazz.