I got some interesting comments to my last post so I just wanted to respond to them. Lani had a different view of the Weekend Immersion, so please read her comment if you are interested. Wendy pointed out a great post from her blog about the chemicals in food designed to make them as stimulating as possible. I highly recommend reading this and watching the attached video.
Then I also wanted to update you on my roasted veggie experiment. It turned out great! For marinate I used juice from 1/2 orange, 1 Tbsp of black fig vinegar, and a squeeze of no-salt mustard--maybe 1-2 Tbsps? I used onions, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, sweet potato. About 1/4 lb each. Tonight I will use more as I needed more food today. maybe I'll use 1/3 lb each. I think I'll cook it for 40 minutes with the foil, and 20 minutes without. Yesterday I did 30 minutes and 15. Actually that did turn out pretty good. Maybe I will do 35 and 15. I don't want them soggy. or 30 and 20. It might take me a few days to get it right. My seasonings were fresh rosemary and sage. It was really good!