“…the work is both cookbook and manifesto, bidding readers to commune with their food with all the joy and earnestness of a mystic. Lafond writes with an infectious enthusiasm that keeps the pages flipping.”—Kirkus Reviews
Save the Dates – Enjoy the Fun
June 30th, Radio Interview with Bob Ross on Bainbridge Community Broadcasting
July 20th – 7:pm, Book Launch Presentation at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Is.
Sept. 14th – 7:pm Presentation and Author Event at Village Books in Bellingham, www.villagebooks.com
Sept. 17th – 12:pm Presentation and Author signing at Interfaith Community Sanctuary www.interfaithcommunitysanctuary.org
Sept. 22nd-24th – Pacific Women’s Herbal Conference, https://www.pacificwomensherbalconference.com/
Oct. 8th – 10:30am – Spiritual Enlightenment Center of West Sound, presentation
Oct. 14th – Liberty Bay Books at Poulsbo Farmers Market 10:am-12:pm, http://www.libertybaybooks.com/
Nov. 11th – Radiance Herbs & Massage, Olympia, 3-5:pm presentation and author signing, http://www.radianceherbs.com/
Nov. 18th – Mantz & Mitchell 11:50am Conscious Talk Radio guest, https://1150kknw.com/archives/mantz-mitchell-archives/
Dec. 1-3rd – Christmas in the Country, Booth selling books and George Brooks turned bowls at Hazel Creek Farm
Jan. 10th – @BARN on Bainbridge Island teaching Sensory Food Writing
Jan. 27th – East West Bookshop, Seattle, Growing Gratitude & Praise for That Which Feeds Us – Experiential and book signing
Preparing food from vibrant, seasonal ingredients not only nourishes us at the highest level, it also takes the chore out of cooking and helps to build the creative spirit within us.
Seasoned with Gratitude includes a wealth of whole-food recipes, from breakfasts through desserts, each accompanied by a blessing or teaching of gratitude. You’ll discover relationships between the energy of a plant or animal and ourselves; explore nutritional benefits that renew health and wholeness; and learn about sustainable food sources while avoiding marketing myths about food.
Seasoned with Gratitude: 250 Recipes & Blessings encourages a return to remembering the sacredness of life, and to honoring the earth and all her inhabitants. You’ll be reminded that to eat is the everyday necessity that insists that life and death meet one another in order for nourishment to take place, and that we are all participants in this transformation—that no food comes to us without this conversation occurring.
My experiences as a chef, caterer, herbalist, homemaker, intuitive healer, and health coach have given me a unique perspective that I hope will inspire a renewed interest in cooking and gratitude for all that is given.