Family Massage in Hong Kong?

Okay, it may sound unusual to you North American readers, but this last weekend my family went for massages. Our first family massage experience was in Cambodia this past Christmas. And since then, the kids are addicts.

On Sunday afternoon, after our traditional Sunday Indian Buffet Brunch (if you’ve hung with me in Hong Kong, chance are I have taken you to Bombay Dreams – all you can drink Lassi!), we wandered down the steps towards Lyndhurst.

So, the day before my daughter had collected a flyer from Refresh Massage, so we decided to check it out. I have to admit I was a bit leery, but the massage place is in the same building as Yardbird & J.A.R.!

Well, no photos here, to protect the relaxed and innocent, but we were totally relaxed after this experience. My daughter and I opted for the full-body. My eight-year old son had a foot massage. And the hubby had a shoulder and neck massage – he fell asleep in his chair.

“Ah, I feel so relaxed; maybe all I need is a massage to get rid of all this tension in my body?” suggested my husband as we left our new go-to massage place.

Food made with Love – Zen Organics Farm Visit

A trip to a farm is a great family day-trip. And imagine this, you can do a farm visit through HomeGrown Foods in Hong Kong! This past weekend my family took a trip out to Zen Organics with a group of people from Slow Food Hong Kong: we picked; ate and listened to the vegetables.

Joey, the farmer showed us around her farm and let the kids harvest vegetables from the farm. We had so much lettuce we gave extra produce to our neighbours. The badge Joey is wearing is from the youareloved.ca collection.

Hong Kong has a growing movement of people who are concerned about the quality and character of their food. There are several restaurants in Hong Kong that are focusing on the source and quality of food by supporting local agriculture.

Chef Todd, from Posto Republico says that the “quality” of the food is an integral part of creating a tasty dish. Finding the right quality of food is difficult in Hong Kong as so much of our food is imported from so far away. The closer to the food is to home the better the quality. As well, the more farmers/acre of farm results in better quality and higher nutritional value of food. Of course those farmers are adding the secret ingredient that grow the best vegetables: LOVE.

Recently when I was asked for my secret “discoveries” for health as a Naturopathic Doctor I reported, “The most important aspects of good nutrition is to eat food that is grown, harvested, cooked and eaten with LOVE.” I believe if we eat less food, with a higher nutritional value, and huge quantities of LOVE there will be food for all of us.