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It´s not only skindeep these waters run deeper than that…..

De kallas microbeads och du kan fortfarande hitta dem i tandkrämer, kropps och ansikts peelings som säljs överallt. De är för små att fastna i vatten reningssystemet och fungerar som svampar för toxiner, tungmetaller och ftalater. Leksaker och barnartiklar får numera inte tillverkas med ftalater och dessutom så tror fiskarna att det är mat.

Är detta något du vill använda för att “rengöra” huden eller tänderna och i så fall till vilket pris för en silkes len hud?

Jag använder hellre kropps borstar med naturligt borst eller en peeling som använder bra råvaror. Precis som vad vi äter borde vara så nära ursprungs råvaran som möjligt bör det vi använder för att rengöra oss med väljas efter samma princip.

Hela sommaren har jag scrubbat mig med Björk & Berries White Forest Bodyscrub som använder björkbark för peeling effekten. Rapsolja och sheasmör för den återfuktande effekten. Tillsammans med body serumet eller kropps krämen får man den där bebis huden utan att belasta miljön både inuti kroppen och utanför i naturen.

Nedbrytbart, hållbart och doftar wow!

 

They´re called microbeads and are still found in toothpastes, body and facial scrubs sold everywhere. They are too small to get picked up in the water cleaning plants and act as sponges for toxins, heavy metals, and phthalates. Toys and childrens products are not allowed to be manufactured with phthalates anymore and fish think the small pellets are food.

Is this something you want to use to “clean” your skin or teeth with and if so, at to what cost for that silky smooth skin?

I prefer to use body brushes with a natural hair or an exfoliator using good ingredients. We should choose what we put on our bodies with the same principal as we choose what we put in it. Close to the source

All summer I´ve been using Björk & Berries White Forest Body scrub. They use birch bark for the peeling effect. Rapeseed oil and shea butter for the moisturizing one. Along with the body serum and body cream I got that babyskin without polluting the nature around me and in my body.

Biodegradable, sustainable and it smells like wow!

 

To read the beauty talk Björk and Berries did with me and get the recpie for a swedish psychdelic glass read below where you also can find the link to buy the fanzine Sauvage.
For more inspiration order Johannas book at: http://sauvagefanzine.tictail.com

Read more about Sauvage here.
How did you become interested in raw food?

I`ve always been interested in food, flavours and tastes. I´ve lived all over the world and my parents always encouraged us to try what was offered locally. Through my yoga practice I came across this new way of treating plant based products. When I started practicing yoga 17 years ago there was nothing like this around. Sometimes I travelled aboard to deepen my yoga studying and came across this type of food.  I was fascinated by the way it was presented. All the methods used to keep it as close to its natural state.

There´s of course a complexity to some of the methods used, like fermenting and preserving, but they are actually old methods that where used before chemicals and the manipulation of products became commercial. I guess thats what inspires me in food, fashion, yoga and beauty. Keeping it as close to its natural state. Having said that I also love twisting it up a bit but without destroying the essence. That´s why I made the psychedelic glass. Lets call it distorted beauty.

First out is her interpretation of Björk & Berries in a psychedelic glass made with all Swedish ingredients
I love that the plant based movement is growing and feel that eating more vegan foods is part of trying to live more accordingly to what the earth has to offer, call it conscious eating.

But one of the issues why I started to eat a more varied diet that includes animal protein is that most of the recipes required to make raw or plant based foods are hard to find here in Scandinavia.
Coconut oil, chia seeds and nuts don`t grow here and to get the nutrients you need to function you might need to step away from diets and rules. I think it’s more conscious to add a bit of Swedish eggs, fish or meat for protein and fat than just eating chia seeds and nuts. Variation is important for both body and the earth.

When making Björk and Berries psychedelic glass I used sprouted buckwheat instead of cashew nuts to make the yoghurt. Buckwheat is a perfect substitute for nuts and good base for a protein rich yoghurt. It grows in Sweden and for those of you who are gluten intolerant you can exchange the wheat based flours with the buckwheat, as well as eat it boiled instead of pasta or rice.

Last year I made an infusion from birch sap and elderberry flowers which has been fermented during a year. Here it is my Swedish substitute for coconut water. The fermentation is good for you since it contains good bacteria needed for a happy gut and alkaline body.

Another issue when trying to cook ethically is to use everything on a plant or animal. When you buy fresh summer beets with the greens, steams and root intact use all of it. Juice, bake or cook the roots. Make smoothies, salads, wraps or other dishes with the greens. The steam with its colouring is perfect to use in smoothies and cold soups. While the root is hard and needs to be prepped one way or the other. The steam is soft and easy to mix.

P S Y C H E D E L I C  G L A S S

Sprouted buckwheat yoghurt made with kombucha and wild honey.
Red smoothie made with the steams from red beet, strawberry and one year fermented birch sap infused with elderflowers.
Rose petals and crunch.
Made with all plants and love!

Step by step

1. Yoghurt base: I sprouted the buckwheat over night and rinsed it. Poured them into the mixer with kombucha and wild honey.

2. Smoothie: I mixed red berries, beet steams and the infused birch sap.

3. In a glass I dripped honey on the rim and inside. Dusted it with lingonberry powder.

4. Put some fresh berries in the bottom, dust some powder, pour the yoghurt base and then the smoothie. To make it more psychedelic mix them in more layers.

5. Topp of with seasonal flowers, berries and dried buckwheat for crunch.

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A special educational garden in Florence

So after being away for more than two weeks lots has happend and the inspiration tank is filled. New friends have been made and new projects started.

After 10 days in Grasse Provence at my parents house we went to Florence Italy the birth place of the renissance and so much more. I must say that I´m super impressed by the city, it´s people, the art, architecture, food, wine and it´s sourrondings. Tuscany is beauty.
To be quite honest it felt like coming to a place where I could actully belong. The openess and the constant artistic air made me feel that what I do and create has a meaning.

Sharing this trip will take along time, many texts, recipes and pictures as I don´t want to leave anyone out of the great people we meet.

To start of I will tell you a bit of my vistit to Orti di Pinti ( link here ) and how we got a private tour of this place by Jack who started this amazing project. The garden is an organic urban horticulture with educational purpose.
They promote sustainability, reuse, recycle, environmental eudcation, professional formation and social integration.

Things like an outdoor outhouse that lights not with electricity nor fire, but with water and an alge that “glows” in the dark. The idea was born in the favelas where candles and fire are banned because of the risk.

An african fridge made from mud pots. Recycled wooden wine boxes, cans and much more to use to grow the plants. Far from a super desinged eviorment this was more like an urban garden of eden!
For a plant lover like me tasting, touching, smelling and seeing new herbs like coconut, pina, banana mint, melon sage and the pomtato a hybrid made with a tomato plant and a potato for gardeners who lack space since it produces potato and tomato as one plant.
Many more plants and also the bees and insects loved it here. Bees being one of those bugs we should cherish the most.
I´m hoping that in the future to come and make food in the outside kitchen being bulit.

Also in the garden pieces of art where all over the garden made by local artists in Florence. One of the works was made by Giambaccio who also took his time and painted our portrait in oil. More on him and his lovely lady Ottavia later but to see thier latest project follow this link here.

Jack gave me some of the herbs so now I will try to grow them here or dry and make dehydrated salts.

For now I will leave you with some pictures of or tour. I´ve added a little text so you can read whats shown.

 

 

African pot fridge.

African pot fridge.

 

The bum of Giambaccio.

The bum made by Giambaccio.

 

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Edibel flowers

 

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A really happy me.

 

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Herb pad.

 

 

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Ginger mint.

 

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The pomtato.

 

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Plants in the making.

 

 

 

Outhouse that lights up in the dark with water and alge from bottles placed in the celing.

Outhouse that lights up in the dark with water and alge from bottles placed in the celing.

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Recycled wine boxes.

 

 

Chateau du Grandval

Vi landade sent i Paris och bilade ner lördag natt. Vaknade upp i ett vårigt Bretange och påbörjade shoppingen av alla råvaror.

Scorade det bästa på olika matmarknader och en super fin eko affär. Har även plockat nässlor och andra örter från marken runt omkring.

Vi har flight mode light här så recept och tips kommer senare.

Lämnar er med lite bilder.

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