Tag: Pisac

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!

Eating for 40

Eating for 40

[ 0 ] December 8, 2010 |

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.
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Giving Thanks at Machu Picchu

Giving Thanks at Machu Picchu

[ 3 ] November 25, 2010 |

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.
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Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

[ 0 ] November 16, 2010 |

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.
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My Trip to Pisac, the Sacred Valley

My Trip to Pisac, the Sacred Valley

[ 1 ] November 15, 2010 |

Kirsten Gum describes her trip to Pisac, Peru's Sacred Valley, where she took the time to meditate and experience the majestic energy of these ancient ruins.
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