Blackberry season is coming to an end. Nothing is more enjoyable than walking the paths less traveled in Seattle to find blackberry and raspberry bushes in full bloom. Whether it's a nearbybush, or a wall of berries stretched alongside a bike path, there is no shortage of blackberry bushes in the city.
And inspired by nature, I wanted to create something with blackberries thanks to the local harvest season and these tiny purple flowers that also look like blackberries.
I photographed these after making the energy bites, which promotes a deep purple color while kissed by the setting sunlight. Overnight, the balls harden and transform into a lighter purple color, like what you see in the flowers.
Whenever I create raw or almost-raw foods, I try to enjoy food in its natural state. You can always add more sweetener to make the bites more enjoyable.
"I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic - I use this metaphor a lot but I'll use it again - it's like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries - it's just what happens with this being, now."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com