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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Happy New Year

In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings, transitions and also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. He is a two-faced god since he looks to the future and the past. Romans dedicated the month of January to Janus, as the bridge between past and future, the god of choices. We're all a bit like Janus in January. It is a month associated with deep reflection--known for its recaps and resolutions. The new year often starts with retrospections as we revisit/contemplate both regrets and successes then move boldly forward with hope for the year ahead.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Happy Summer's End!

SUNflower or SUNfollower?

“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me, that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” ~ Helen Mirren

Thursday, September 28, 2017

AUTUMN-The Apple of my Eye

Apple Season!

 Ayurveda enthusiasts champion this beloved fruit at the end of Summer to cleanse and prepare the body for the winter months ahead. Apples come in so many irresistible varieties guaranteed to take your taste-buds through the entire spectrum between sweet and sour. 
One of my favorite ways to enjoy apples as the weather becomes cooler is to "stew" them. It's simple and makes the house smell wonderful. Simply peel and cube 3-5 of any apple variety you desire. Place in a sauce pan and add only enough water to cover the apples. Add cinnamon, cardamom, clove--stir and turn on medium high heat. Allow apples to cook until soft and most of the liquid gets absorbed. Enjoy them over oatmeal, quinoa, amaranth or another favorite grain. 

Bon Appetit!