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You take out a pan and gently place it on the range while increasing the heat dial to medium. Add a touch of oil, no more than a tablespoon. The oil begins to sizzle and you add one sliced pear. The next ingredient that comes to mind is fennel seeds and a few slices of local grown peaches. Can you smell it? Can you see it? You can hear the sound of the sizzling pan and the tantalizing aroma the food emanates. Sautee it all and lay it on a bed of wilted spinach. Finish it off with sprinkles of lavender. Have a seat, take a moment and enjoy the beautiful dish you've just created.
Okay, so you're probably wondering what was all that about?
Not only was this a premeditated healthy breakfast that included organic and local food, but it was a ritual; my breakfast ritual. Just the word ritual brings back so many memories. It takes me back to days when I used to own my Bed and Breakfast Hostel in Toronto. Every morning I would cater to my guests with vegan or vegetarian and gluten-free meals. The process of making these breakfasts was meditative and somewhat spiritual.