Return to Mangrove Mountain

Sounds like a movie title. Though I guess “Night on Mangrove Mountain” would be even more evocative.

The fact is that I will be spending a night there. Two nights in fact. It’s time for my Cookery Weekend at the Satyananda Yoga Ashram again – one of my favourite cooking ‘getaways’ of the year. Here’s some photos from previous retreats at Mangrove Mountain.

da boyz:

Father and son in action. Nitai doesn’t come with me to too many classes any more. He’s ‘over it’ for the time being.

nut ladies:

Some of our effulgent crew on cashew-bifurcation duties.

poorie boy:

Showing them exactly how to roll a poorie.

peanut duty:

Peeling oven-roasted peanuts for the North-Indian Cabbage Salad is fun when there’s a few of you doing it at once.

coconut grinders:

Raj and Nitai grate coconut with a nifty machine.

surveying the menu:

Clare and Debi plan their attack.

Veda stirs the Carrot Halava:

The kitchen is always a pleasure to cook in. This giant Bratt Pan is the ideal vessel to prepare cashew and cardamom-laced carrot halava.

Gyanmurti and Leela's Giant Rocket:

We cook for an evening meal of 60, hence our generous salad leaf quantities.

The Berry Babes:

Some young ladies from nearby Berry.

Jacqui's bread:

Some phenomenal loaves of bread.

gang at mangrove mountain:

A gang of 24 ultra-enthusiastic team members pose with a few standard-issue kitchen bowls.

This coming weekend will be the last retreat for 2010. These events are ALWAYS booked up a long way ahead. If you wish to partake of a weekend away at Mangrove Mountain, here are the details for 2011.

March 2011,
Satyananda Yoga Ashram,
Mangrove Mountain NSW,
Anna Yoga Weekend Cookery Retreat,
25-27 March 2011,
Details – call reception 02 4377 1171.

September 2011,
Satyananda Yoga Ashram,
Mangrove Mountain NSW,
Anna Yoga Weekend Cookery Retreat,
10-11 September 2011,
Details – call reception 02 4377 1171.

Posted by Kurma on 27/8/10; 3:20:29 AM

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