Wednesday, June 04, 2008

48th Annual Scottish Highland Festival doth approach!!

Here's to the heath, the hill and the heather, The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather!
But first...
Last night we went to see Sandor Katz speak at our local food coop. Sandor wrote, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, as seen above. Sandor is a food activist and a self professed "fermentation fetishist", who believes that taking responsibility for what we eat can change not just us for the better, but the very world we live in.
Sandor demonstrated an easy method to make a fermented vegetable mix, much like sauerkraut, in a simple glass gallon jar with a lid as he explained the nutritional benefits of eating live fermented foods. Live fermented food can help us digest better, replentish the flora in our gut, and helps us extract nutrients from food that otherwise might be impossible for us to digest.
You may want to check out his book, Wild Fermentation, which details making everything from fermented vegetables to vinegar, and includes a great deal of information on fermenting benefits, including inumerable recipes.
But I digress...

Alba Gu Brath!

Local folk may want to recall that this coming weekend June 7th and 8th, is the 48th annual Bellingham Scottish Highland Games at Hovander Park Homestead shown just below.

There will be many a Scottish dancer, bagpipers and Highland games to perplex and astound!

We folk of Seven Trees will be attending Saturday, likely for most of the day, so drop us a note should anyone wish to meet us in the beer garden for a pint of Boundary Bay's finest Scotch Ale!

SlĂ inte maith, h-uile latha, na chi 'snach fhaic!

(Good health, every day, whether I see you or not!)


Mr. Green Genes said...

Aye, by gorrah!

If we get oot there, we will catch ye at the beer tent~

If not, have a wonderful weekend, Seven tree humnas~

Seven Trees said...

The forecast looks just this side of merciful for Saturday! Lets hope for warm & dry so we can enjoy a thirst-quencher.