|Kardish at Merivale and Meadowlands in Ottawa, ON|
After attending my very favourite yoga class today (Tara's Friday YinYang at Rama Lotus), I had the great pleasure of introducing my friend, Dana, to the best healthy food store in Ottawa: Kardish. I'm a regular at my neighbourhood branch -- 20 minutes west -- and it was a treat to learn that this one was a mere four minute walk from Dana's house! She's hooked! :)
Every single time I walk into a place like this, I flash back to my San Francisco years when I first worked in Goodson's Health Food Store just a few blocks from UC campus, and then grew, produced and delivered wheat grass juice to a dozen stores in Berkeley and Oakland. 'Twas a great way to put myself through massage school. That time also instilled in me a huge respect for alternative medicine, as well as the simple wisdom of keeping life as healthy and close to nature as possible. I am so grateful that stores like this, farmers' markets, and organic foods are becoming part of more people's everyday lives.
Need a snack? If you haven't yet, give this a try: skip the Doritos and Diet Coke, and pop into your local health food store. Grab a bag of organic sesame sticks and a bottle of Alo Awaken and call me when you've touched back down. I'm excited to hear what you think!