Celebrating Taste 2012

In France this week is dedicated to taste, la semaine du goût. The library in a nearby town organizes activities and our club participates by bringing things to taste. The club’s purpose is to foster relations, activities and integration among people from different cultural backgrounds. Everyone enjoys tasting British cakes, biscuits, scones and the like, not to mention mousse au chocolat. I shared my recent interest in raw food by demonstrating a green smoothie. Kale is not well known here although I have seen it used ornamentally (see previous post).

This was the first time I did something like this. Here everything is all set up, ready to go.

The vegetable sculptures one of the librarians makes along with any children that drop by. She raids her garden for the materials.


Ready to press the button.


About 15 people tasted and no one said beurk.

If you click on my tag word “taste”, other entries will come up, some of which are about this week in previous years.

This is the leaflet I had prepared.

Simple Smoothie Vert

269 g bananes, (3 moyen) bananas

457 g pommes (4-5) apples

49 g chou feuille (3-4 feuilles) ou autre verdure kale or other greens

12 g graines de lin (1 c. à soupe) flaxseed

½ c. à café cannelle cinnamon

Tout mixer. Ajouter un peu d’eau si nécessaire.

Blend, adding some water if necessary.

569 calories

8g protéine (19% des besoins quotidiens)

134 g glucides

7.1 g lipides

634.9 g eau

fibre 22 g (109%)

oméga 3 2.9 g (98%)

oméga 6 1.1 g (37%)

saturé 0.9 g (5%)

B1 0.4 mg (38%)

B2 0.4 mg (36%)

B3 3.1 mg (22%)

B5 1.3 mg (27%)

B6 1.4 mg (91%)

B9 acide folique 92.2 µg (23%)

A 1328 IU (57%)

C 103.3 mg (138%)

E 1.2 mg (8%)

K 412.7 µg (459%)

Calcium 150.6 mg (30%-végétalien)

Cuivre 0.6 mg (70%)

Fer 2.9 mg (36%)

Magnésium 160 mg (50%)

Manganèse 1.8 mg (99%)

Phosphore 214.8 mg (31%)

Potassium 1774.2 mg (38%)

Sélénium 6.2 µg (11%)

Sodium 32.1 mg (2%)

Zinc 1.3 mg (17%)

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

2 responses to “Celebrating Taste 2012”

  1. Life's Apprentice says :

    That sounds really tasty! We are recent converts to an alkaline diet (not quite raw food I know) – well, where I lead foodwise, DH has no choice but to follow :-). Our favourite juice in the morning consists of 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 grapefruit and some celery, then fortified with a teaspoon of maca and one of green powder.

  2. kia909 says :

    I’m happy I have found you…

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