One of my favorite new finds is huaycatay, an herb that looks like a pot leaf and has a very distinct perfume-like taste. I've experimented with it this past month and love it for sweets, but it can also go very savory, which is how we decided to use it.
Kirsten Gum’s travels in Pisac, Peru, where she has also taught raw food classes and catered raw retreats – or would like to do so!
Happy Thanksgiving 2010! Who knew that I would be standing on top of Wayna Picchu (the mountain that watches over the ruins) giving thanks this year? I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate than to be taken with all its glory, to sit and wonder why I am so blessed in this life.
Llamas and alpacas are the animals you see most here in Peru, at least up at this elevation. I had never really given them much thought before arriving here. They are awkward, cute animals who seem one part curious, the other half scared to death. There are actually two more lesser-known types called the vicuña and the guanaco -- four in all.