Monday, May 20, 2013
The love for nature and everything that comes from it
Since I was really young, my parents always drove from the city of Stockholm to our country house with my sister and me and I loved it. The "big" garden, the nature, the forest and all the horses, the fields and the beauty of the big and lively ocean just a couple of minutes walk away. I think by presenting us to explore the beauty of both worlds so early in life, it became something natural and a way of living where we actually had in some ways, the best of both.
Until this day I am exactly like that and the need for both environments are so strong that they can't even compete with each other. As a matter of fact, they belong together and one would get boring without the other. So I love being here, enjoying the real, unprocessed food and grocery's from the market or neighbour's next door. We eat by the season and we enjoy food that taste like it should, coming from the earth, less perfect in shape and colour maybe but a true explosion in the mouth.
As a vegetable lover, well actually a lover of all kind of nice quality food, I pay true pleasure in this kind of lifestyle and I have to say it's easier to find the alternatives in Switzerland in average then around Stockholm, which is such a pity. It's more expensive choosing these alternatives and that is somewhat sad, but then at least you know it will do your body good and all the senses will be so much more fulfilled, you don't need to eat as much.
For me, nothing is better then a well composed dish of ingredients with fresh and tasty vegetables, potatoes, seeds and a nice protein source- where they were brought into the household from a short distance, coming from mother nature and being served well cocked and beautifully presented. Ahhh, it's already watering in my mouth and I just had lunch! For me this is the true luxury of food and being a gourmand.