About Me

photoHello and welcome to Fresh Fish Salad. My outlet for all the things F … OOD. I am passionate about everything Mother Nature, I love the nostalgic hum of traditional living and all things folk art. I like to focus on healthy but it’s so easy to fall off the wagon … daily. Fresh Fish Salad is about keeping me honest and true to my goals. Its about urban farming, aquaculture and getting back some roots.

My name is Erena and I’m the author of Fresh Fish Salad, but that’s not the most important thing about me. I’m an Ex-smoker, 7 years free after 22 years a slave. I’m also grandmother and an ex-teen mom (3 kids 4 years & fixed before 20) I’m divorced but then found the love of my life. I’m the oldest grandchild and “big” sister to 3 little sisters (they’re all taller than me, everyone is) I’m turning 40 very soon and that’s OK I don’t look much older than 25 anyways so bring on the numbers. I can thank my height of 4’ 11”, face full of freckles, good ageing genes and the inability to “act-my-age”.

I’ve taken care of a lot of kids in my less than 40 years and came to the conclusion a long time ago … I was put on this earth to care for others. It’s what I do, it’s what I’ve always done, I have the need to be needed. My only problem is EVERYONE LEFT ME! That’s it that’s all they don’t need me anymore, they’ve all growd up. ~sigh~ At least I have my dog.

As I get older things start to hurt like never before. I lived an active life as a child and for a number of years we lived on a farm. Life on the farm is busy and a little more than adventurous.  The term “used and abused” is an understatement and applies to all muscles and joints.

I’ve had concussions and brain rattles in my time. I’ve done a lot to this little body of mine and now it’s all coming back to get me’ (revenge served cold?) For years I struggled with depression without knowing what to do and where to go. I wasn’t taking care of myself the way I knew I should, I gorged myself on all the bad processed foods and drinks,  always too busy or lazy to exercise. Never thinking about the future.

Well I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired! I want to feel alive and robust for the rest of my years, I want to feel the best I have ever felt. I need to reverse as much damage as I can, I need a lifestyle make-over and change and I’m using Fresh Fish Salad to bring you with me. I’m on a journey towards 40 and beyond a life full of health, nostalgia and reversing damage. Life, she is-a-changin’ better hold on and enjoy responsibly or it will take you down hard in the end.

Let me tell you a thing or two about a thing or two, come with me on my journey to amazing health in the pursuit of a great life by following my philosophies Traditional, Healthy, Tasty and Simple.

I really do need to stress I am not a professional in any way shape or form I’m not formally educated I just like to read, think for myself and express my feelings without having an ulterior motive.