some home grown veggies, fresh from
great grandma's yard | Plus
5 cute stories ;)
a child I often visited great grandma's home...
and one of my favorite things was all the
fruit trees and the awesome vegetable
great grandma Nila grew her own food in Brazil.
She also had a huge custom built rainwater
collection container, a metal iron for clothing,
an awesome Franklin sewing machine, and a
bunch of other cool stuff that you hardly
house in Brazil is still up and running, and
it was about time I took a plane and enjoyed
a visit! ;)
Cute Story #1: Hugging
my best friend Nair
we were kids our friend Nair always came over
to help and play with us. She taught me so
much! She always took care of my cousins,
sibblings and I... and she always made the
as we pulled up to the house, Nair was there
waiting for me, ready to give me a huge hug!
Story #2: Fresh veggies from the yard
great grandma Nila, Nair and I used to pick
out and cook foods straight from the garden.
Knowing that I was vegan, Nair always cooked
me some fresh veggies, rice, and beans when
I was hungry. Always a perfect meal... and
super nutritious too! Thanks Nair!
"The Vegan Survival Guide" we
also included detailed nutrient charts,
so you'll learn how to get the most from each
and every meal.
lunch she even shared a postcard that I mailed
to Brazil from California over 10 years ago.
enjoying CA. It's a state of artists and vegetarians.
I already have a lot of friends here."
Story #3: "The Beauty Blue Book"
spending the day at the house, we ahd a chance
to look at some old family photos. My grandfather
loved collecting stuff, so the house is full
of his books and antiques. Something
I loved seeing were his gifts to grandma...
always beautiful clothings, chocolates and
I though this one was really
cute! One of grandma's favorite books, very
popular in the 40s! It's called: Personality
Unlimited: The Beauty Blue Book (1943)...
(Actually it directly translates to "Beauty
and Personality: The Woman's Blue Book")
It's a book that shares yoga
stretches, how to sit and cross your legs,
how to wear your shoes, how to apply make-up
and much more. Everything from proper attire
and beauty care to the proper gloves to wear!
Story #4: Photos show personality, don't
Here's a funny one.... my
mom trying to pose me for a photo, lol.
Now I can see, I was a difficult one...
strong minded, vegan and all. Moms go
through a lot for sure! lol
Story #5: The philosophy of "Formigas
Tanajura" Tanajura Ants
cut pieces of leaves and carry them to their
nests for food.
In the part of Brazil, where
my grandma lived, these ants are everywhere.
After seeing a tiny one carrying a huge
green leaf, I just had to take this photo.
I remember my family teaching me the
philosophy behind these hard-working ants:
They never quit. They work hard during
winter and summer, and they always do
their best! And it's easy to see, right?
They are hard workers!
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