Vegan Apricot Plum Crostata
Stone fruits are a thing of the past. Our ancient ancestors had this fascination and deep romance with stone fruits.
Reading about the history and the origins of our food ignites this sense of appreciation of what the land gives us every day. "Back in the day," cultivating a farm and community was essential for survival. Someone baked bread and others farmed cabbage. Our peasant ancestors worked hard and found this connection to food, which has led to various festivals and ceremonies in various cultures.
While living in Germany, it was common to celebrate the harvest of kale with a grunkohlfahrt or a town to hold a cabbage festival.
Today, the more connected we are online, the more disconnected we get to the energy of the land and the understanding of where our food comes from. And now with online grocery services, we will further disconnect ourselves from the cultivation and experience of food. In my life, I can't imagine not going into a store and picking my favorite produce. There is something about the head-hand-heart connection that is very powerful with food. Sometimes that plum you pick, just feels right.
Stone fruits, soft on the outside, hard on the inside. This is quit symbolic of some people and their character. I do believe the outer world is a reflection of our inner world. And the seed we must plant and blossom begins in our mind.
If you change your mindset, you change yourself. If you change yourself, you change the world. Our ancestors knew this secret, but somehow on the collective, we are losing our way. Let this stone fruit dessert be an inspiration to planting a new seed in your life, although fall is approaching.
"When the old plum tree blooms, the entire world blooms."
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