Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Annalisa de head chef

Ciao, another wonderful day in Santa Monica...just got here and try to talk to Louise in french, for the very little I know...now Eric and Loise are here, and they are sanding the dining table outside.
It's really a wonderful sunny day, and evry day I thank God for taking me over here in Southern California...I'm looking forward today top take Kula and Oro out for our weekly walk.

Sooo...I guess I'll be the head chef today!!!
I'm actually a little embarassed to cook for such a cook like Eric!!
And Louise too, he said she's a great cook...and of course, Sanae, my macro teacher...wow, I have to be good today!!
We are 4 of us today, Junko will still be in Japan for the next 2 weeks.

I'll use some leftovers, some buckwheat, I'll try to make it pretty, and some red lentils.
I'll also make some greens and maybe I'll cut some pickles too.
Guess that's all for today.
Blessing to everyone,
talk to U all next week!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

From Annalisa

Hey everyone, it's Annalisa.
I haven't write in a while, last week nobody was here, so I didn't come.
I miss it thou...this is part of my regular routine.
Today there are a lot of people, and it makes me feel good, because I'm usually alone, I live alone and I cannot keep any pets...unless I get a note from a doctor stating that "I need it" for emotional support....does somebody have to be messed up to be able to adopt a pet??! Isn't this ridicolous??
Anyway...a Sanae's friend is here, visiting from Japan, ans Eric is here too, and his Mom, Louise, is visiting from Canada.
I wish I could speak French, she 's now alone in the garden, and not speaking any English might make Her feel isolated...I only know 1-2 words, so I cannot really communicate with her.
I'm sure She's enjoying herself anyway, even just for the great weather!! Beside, I know how hard it is to be away from family, all my relatives and close Friends are back in Italy...anyway, before I start crying (I miss'em so much!!), I 'm gonna take off, wishing everyone a great week, now I'll go walk with Kula, Oro and Ita who's here visiting us again.
Blessings, ciao #Annalisa

Friday, September 19, 2008

A decadent Macrobiotic dessert


Hello everyone, I hope the macrobiotic community is doing great on this beautiful Friday afternoon. I am going to help Sanae make lunch today, after I walk the dogs and work on the website. I'm also contacting Amazon to help increase book sales. There is a lot of interest in the books, "Love, Eric", and "Love, Eric and Sanae". Over time, the Amazon and MySpace support will promote the book sales; it just takes time and patience.

As Annalisa said in her previous post, please leave us your comments! We want to hear from you!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Memories of Dore and Kin

Dore and Kin were two very sweet and loving dogs; we will never forget them. They were both so smart and cute! I can tell that Oro and Kula miss them dearly. They are both in shock and readjusting to not having them around anymore. I just took both of them for a walk two weeks ago and now they're gone forever, but their doggy souls will live on.

I took Oro and Kula for a walk today and we went all the way to the beach! It was beautiful and there were many people on the beach for a Friday afternoon. They love going for walks. It's one of my favorite things to do here.

I recently set up a MySpace account for studio mugen, so that should promote our blogs and create more traffic to the website, but it takes time for the momentum to build.

Until next time...eat well and stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

From Annalisa

Hello, Annalisa here again!!
How's everybody going?
I wanted to thank everyone who come visit our website,we are having a lot of people checkin'it out,and please, please, please,take just one minute to leave us a comment,even just to say hello! We'd love to hear how we can improve this blog.
Anyway...a very sad news is that one of the dogs, Dore ("gold"in french) is been hitten by a car about 2 weeks ago, and passed away...I was so sad when I got the news by email from Junko (Junko is the one in the picture making ice cream,vegan,of course)...Her sister Kula is very sad, and it's incredible to notice how animals have a soul and feelings....U know, since a few years ago (at least in Italy) dogs and pets in general wheren't allowed to enter churches...if it was for me it would be the reverse, considering how certain humans (if U can call them so) treat their pets...they are the beast...anyway...don't wanna go on and on on this, don't get me started!!!
So...a few yaesr ago in Italy finally the law passed where dogs could enter churches, and also, Victor Hugo said that "try to look a dog in the eyes and say doesn 't have a soul...try to look at Kula's eyes to tell she doesn't realize her sister's gone....it's just unbelievable. Dogs are so capable of loving under no conditions,and this is the way human was inetended to be...I guess before the civilization, who destroyed pretty much all human's essence.

Anyway...Dore will be always with us, in all our heart. It makes me even more sad knowing that I just took her for a walk a few days before and she was as happy as ever...Kin is also not doing good...but I don't wanna say more, because she needs positive energy around,and not even a bit of negativity...So...please,say a prayer for them.

Also, the picture I posted are from the potluck we had last wesneday. Jessica Porter just moved here in one of Sanae's guesthouse, and she was there too.
Everyone's welcome to our potluck...good people, good food, good energy, good everything.
WE had a delicious soup by Jessica (millet, squash,onions cabbage), and Sanae made the nuka pickles boiled veggies with a sesame-miso dressing (just the dressing tself...I could have ate it with the spoon!), I made a quinoa salad, Sonia made superb cabbage rolls, and Junko made a tofu ice cream using an ice cream maker. It was a fun night, hearing all the stories everyone shares.
We should do it more often.
That's all for today. Ciao!Annalisa