Monthly Archives: November 2008

What to do while juice fasting

Juice Cleanser Jenny Juice Cleansing is really something we do when we are about to change, transform something or everything about our lives. So doing new things, or just the urge to do them happens. We have guests that set up easels around the house to paint, some that knit by the fire and produce an entire project over the course of a juice fast, some that do things they have never done before such as our recent guest Jenny who had so much energy she learned how to kayak, and to horseback ride! Even thought it is DECEMBER upon us, just this past week juice cleanse retreat guest enjoyed a day of kayaking ( wow LOVED this! We just bundled up in a parka and even felt HOT while paddling) one day and took english saddle riding lessons for the two days following. This group was taking a class, learning about water,  juice smoothies to maintain the restoration acheived during a five day juice cleanse.

a really wonderful break fast at hohm

a really wonderful break fast at hohm

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Helix Nebula, the death of a star, AKA “Eye of God”images from NASA

 

This absolutely gorgeous picture is composite of three different pictures, of “Helix Nebula” and color enhanced. Affectionatly known as “The Eye of God” this composite is so well done, really beautiful work of art: both human and divine, and as art, just purely divine. The beauty we have in the sea below and the cosmos above that we have to fly and dive to see!

The picture is of the beautiful Helix Nebula, which is a star at the end of it’s life cycle. IT is what our own sun will look like one day a few millenia from now. It is thought to be visible only once every 3,000 years, but it has always been there and always is visible, and that is a lovely thing: we have been “gazed upon” always and forever.

. Its a beautiful universe however you look at it.

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Semi-Raw, Local, and Heritage way of food. Mushroom stew and parsley salad tonight

Hey Mary,

Any new recipes for me on my first day semi-raw again?:)

from Babita in Trinidad

Hi Babita

What a cute name! Like, “cute little baby” in spanglish.

I live in New York, in a rural farm area where most of the food we eat is grown within a few miles of our bodies. We ( Charles Wildbank my partner and myself) also of Irish and Italian heritage so the foods that grow around us here are very much the same as the foods grown and available in Ireland and Italy. Perhaps you are from India? And living in Clalifornia? So here is what we are cooking today:

mushrooms, leeks, carrots, local onions and just picked butternut squash and garlick and water, a splash of wine, in the crock pot ( we get too busy to cook during the day but when the cold night comes we find we are very hungry and look forward to this hot stew from the slow cooking crock pot). I also tossed a hand full of wheat berries into the pot. 

So when we enjoy this tonight, we will have a glass of local wine–literally ONE glass of wine between the two of us ( we have the best vinyards small family ones a short walk away) and a large serving ( just as much as the cooked mushroom stew) of parsley, thyme, shallot salad. 

Chop the herbs ( we STILL have super green abundant parsley and thyme and rosemary growning like crazy) finely together with the shallot, a pinch of sea salt ( Celtic for us Irish, Himalayan for those of you from the East), some mustard/wine vinagrette dressing. 

We will put a pile of the raw herb salad atop the bowl of cooked mushroom/squash stew. 

Enjoy, remember “love” is the equation. Love your heritage, love your world, love you food. love your self.

Bon appetite.

mary

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Hohm Juice Cleanse launch today at Quogue Inn!

quoguelaunchpdf1WOW. What a rush! All girls, all shopping, all fun, great food, wow. let you know how it goes.

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Playing Dophins,

These dolphins remind me of what its like to play when I was five years old. Just making my own fun being in the moment and loving every moment. Please watch this it is AMAZING. They make thier own circles to play with while underwater by blowing them like bubbles with blow holes while submerged. Then they just play with them. So Cute.

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Making Juice

We make A LOT of juice here. And we teach a lot of people how to make juice here. Even though we have some video how tos on our site I love you tube for this too, and always discover more great how to’s. I normally don’t see anything I don’t already know, but this one keeps the tops on the carrots to keep them as alive as possible.  Sweet.

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What juicer is best?

Lots of our guests and many of you writing in ask about how to buy the best juicer. The bottom line is to buy one that you will USE, and that means look for a simple juicer. One that you can use, disassemble, wash and reassemble in less than 5 minutes. We use a Norwalk Press for our home delivered juice cleanses, but here at hohm it’s a Breville all the way. We once used ( in our video we still used) a Jack la Lane, but the Breville has surpassed it in simplicity to disassemble wash and reassemble. It has the fewest parts of any home juicer and it works better than anything. Every time you take a machine apart and wash it you risk losing some little part, and then of course that puts a major speed bump in the juice making plan! Keep it simple. Found this blog post that gives a really good run down of quite a few models. It should help.

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