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from Innovative Health
The table is an intimate, sacred
space. New friends are made, old
quarrels forgotten, and traditions
are both continued and started.
Often, in the contemporary
Western world, people live to
eat: we listen to our cravings and
eat the foods that make us feel
good… and then start diets, join
Slimming World, and sign up with
running clubs after Christmas!
Conversely, in other societies
and in some developing nations,
people are eating to live. Food is
merely a means to survival. We are
disproportionately out of balance.
I’m offering you a third option:
Why not try eating to truly live? To
engage with those around you. To
welcome the distant and lonely.
Everyone sustains bruises in life;
how can you soften those bruises
over a bite to eat? Let’s consider
eating to help our society live and
Meals invite, almost beg,
inclusivity – food is not meant to
be eaten alone. Enjoy the journey
that food takes you on, going
forward. And remember to invite
someone along on your journey
Here is an easy starter! This easy
Lemon Blueberry cake is a perfect
– and delicious – cake to share
with friends… And to make new
friends with! Especially inviting
on warm Summer afternoons or
½ cup butter,
2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
1 cup lemon curd
½ to 1 cup of
depending on your
pan size (and love of
A lemon simple
syrup (made with
1/4 cup sugar and 3
juice, 1 tablespoon
water. Simmer until
thickened into a
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the butter and sugar until
light and fluffy. Mix in eggs and
Fold in 1 cup of flour and baking
powder at a time until completely
Mix in lemon curd.
Arrange the blueberries in the
bottom of the pan. If using 1 cup
blueberries, feel free to mix any
remaining berries into the batter.
Carefully pour the batter over the
blueberries. Bake 45 minutes or
until a toothpick is inserted and
comes out clean.
Once cooked, cool for 10
minutes and turn out onto a
serving plate. Using a toothpick
(or a chopstick for bigger holes!),
poke the top of the cake all over
and drizzle the simple syrup onto
the cake. Use as much or as little
syrup as you like.