Feasting with Friends

July 18, 2009 at 09:44 2 comments

Dissa's going-away cake

Dissa's going-away cake

June 15 – Gotland – For the dozen-odd of us living at Suderbyn during June, eating together became a favorite way of spending time.  Since we volunteers outnumbered the family members, we took turns working in pairs to prepare all the food for the day.  We got to experience firsthand what we’d heard and seen at Hurdal – one of the greatest benefits of living in community is the power and efficiency of numbers.  When each person has to look after their own needs, much energy is lost.  But when everyone takes turn looking after each other, it frees up all those creative juices.  We all learned that we much prefer to cook for 12 people once a week than to cook for one or two every day.

cooking together

cooking together

So this entry is a tribute to the fantastic food we cooked for each other, and a symbol for the lesson we learned about the power of a strong community to improve quality of life.  Heres to the bread we baked, the potatos we roasted, the sun that powered our stirfry, and the good friends that helped us to eat it all.  Bon appetit!

Chocolate Pie!

Chocolate Pie!

Wee potatos roasting, roasting

Wee potatos roasting, roasting

P.S.  Check out the recipes page for tips on how to make some of these tasty dishes!

crusty loaves

crusty loaves

Close encounters of the red hummus kind

Close encounters of the red hummus kind

Solar stirfry

Solar stirfry

Stirring the fry

Stirring the fry

My proudest moment

My proudest moment

Apple crisp with rhubarb caramel glaze - what!?

Apple crisp with rhubarb caramel glaze - what!?

Barbecue at the beach

Barbecue at the beach

Bake please

Thank you

Challah Bread

Preparing for the Midsummer feast

Preparing for the Midsummer feast

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jacquie Sewell  |  July 18, 2009 at 13:08

    Looks delicious! I happily relinquish all cooking chores to Micah when he returns to Michigan!

    Reply
  • 2. futurestandard  |  July 18, 2009 at 17:41

    beautiful food! now you’ve made me very hungry…

    Reply

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