02 Jun Farm to Table Potluck Party at Able Farms, Sauvie Island

I hope everyone enjoyed the weather in Portland this weekend.  Nice sunny perfect weather for the Starlight Parade!

I was invited by Able Farms (http://ablefarms.org/) in Sauvie Island, hosting a potluck party.  This farm produces 

Whole Duck, Pork, chicken eggs, duck eggs, Herbs (tarragon, thyme, oregano, rosemary, stevia, Moroccan mint,borage,marjoram, calendula, hyssop), Pickled eggs, etc. 


                                                    

Everyone there is engaged in farm business and I enjoyed sharing everyone's story at the table.  Girls visited from England, a lady certified with chicken sexing, ladies from milk farm, mom and daughter from Fiddlehead farm (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiddlehead-Farm/304715386304161) and some others and of course, the owner of the farm, Megan and Jenny.

Every one brought their signature dish:  Kale salad, Fresh picked strawberries, Orzo salad, Cabbage, snap peas & Quinoa salad, rhubarb pie and grilled chicken, pork.  I borough Genki-su and everyone loved it.  

                                                                                       

Genki-su will be joining the farm dinner in August and I am so excited to be part of this fun event!

Farm to tAble

Our yearly big harvest farm dinner. A three course meal prepared by chef Jane Hashimawari,  with each course being paired with Logsdon Farmhouse Organic ales. The dinners participants include local honey and mead from  Wessels Family Honey , lovely gelato from Affagato Gelato. We will be collaborating with the Portland Outdoor School with some of the proceeds going to their organization..More details to come!

06 May Red Carpet Affair for Pure Air

I lost my mom by Interstitial lung disease 6 years ago and I always wanted to support the research for the cure of this disease, and I was happy that I had an opportunity to support the fundraising event for the American Lung Association.

We slightly dressed up and enjoy the food, drinks, raffle and unique items from local vendors including our products.  

 Raw, Fresh Pressed juice from Portland Juice Press

 Essences, I love her leave in conditioner and facial toner

 Cute cell phone case that I use from O'Pearl Brands

 Pretty macaroons from Farina Bakery

 Fun wrist bands from Were Share

 Pretty Cheese cakes from Food Lush

 Tasty chocolates from Sweet Masterpieces

 Awesome photo works by Tristen Dyer


and more other vendors gathered to support the great cause. 


Genki-su may not be a direct cure for the lung problem, but I feel lucky that I can contribute someway to keep people be healthy by creating better products. 

I really want to thank to my friends came out to show their support and was grateful to meet new great people.

 

 

 











 

 

 


18 Apr Stretch 4 Survivor - Genkisu helps yogis and yoginis going

My favorite aunt died on breast cancer almost 8 years ago. She was a working women, beautiful, sophisticated, never complained anything to anyone. She was my hero. She had some pains but didn't go to the hospital for a long time and one day she could not help holding the pain, and finally saw a doctor, told she had final stage breast cancer and it was too late to treat her. She refused any chemotherapy or medication, and suffered so much pain till she passed away. 


"Stretch for Survivor" was the yoga charity event with 24 different yoga classes over 24 hour period benefiting local women with breast cancer. I had a GENKI-SU booth at this event and had a chance to talk to many people, heard many different stories, why they came here, why they started yoga. I started yoga about 6 years ago and as a practitioner and an instructor myself, I understand so much benefits of yoga for the mind and body, and now I learned recent studies show that yoga reduced recurrence for breast cancer. I wish I could have done yoga with my aunt, even thought it would not save her physically, it would help her so much mentally. 

Started with a powerful vinyasa flow class with Jill Knouse, my mentor and great friend and I took couple of other classes with wonderful instructors while I was serving Genki-su drinking vinegar on site. 

One of the yoga classes I took at 11pm, Kimi Marin, she asked all of us, what brought us here tonight. Everyone had own story that either family member or friend died on breast cancer or has been suffering from it. We shared our pain and hope that many other women heel and gain strength. Yoga is just one of the ways to connect people, but united us at the moment. 



I was at the event for approximately 10 hours on and off but the founder of Stretch for Survivor, Tonya Priestly, herself is survivor of breast cancer, was there 24 hours straight. I was so touched with her passion of helping other women who are fighting for and recovering from the disease. 

Since I started my new business, there are some difficult time but this event reminded me why I started my business and why I practice yoga. I wanted to share my passion and help other by doing something I can offer : create drinking vinegar and teach yoga. Tonya told me I was very helpful for supporting her and this event, but I thank her back to have me there and encourage me a lot.

And a cute story to add.  Tonya's daughters were doing lemonade stand a few weeks ago and they secretly add Yuzu Citron Genki-su to their lemonade.  Then customers kept coming back to refill and saying " This is so good, something different but so good!" and girls told her mom, "we put the vinegar drink into our lemonade! secret ingredient".  Genki-su is like a healthy version of "umami" and I thought that was funny and made me a smile.  



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18 Apr 24 days 24 ways to enjoy GENKI-SU - Just add 1 tbs to your regular drinks or meal

I am often asked by many people "how to drink or use Genki-su" besides just mixing with water or sparkling water.  So, I want to share the recipes, what I normally do.  

Next common question is "why I drink vinegar?".  I don't think about I am doing the cleanse by drinking vinegar, this is just one of my daily habit, like taking vitamins.  

When you hear "cleanse", it might be intimidating... but my way, GENKI-SU way of cleanse is not doing something crazy for a short period of time, it it to create a good habit for your health.  Just simply add 1 tbs of vinegar to your regular drink, meal or snack once a day and you will clean and balance your body naturally.  

Good news is you only need to take 1/2-1oz vinegar and that does all works for you!

I am posting my daily recipes here.  12 oz GENKI-SU = 24 Days

You can follow me or be creative, make it your original.  I would love to hear your recipes as well!



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