Recipes

Sourdough and celestial wonderings

I haven’t much to say this post. Only to remind you that the moon is full and bright in the sky. I witnessed it this morning as it disappeared into the mirage of the sun’s sky. The scientist in me discards it as a normal celestial occurrence while the dreamer in me sees it as […]

Warmth During the Descending Moon Deep Freeze

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.—Paul Kurtz As we experience yet another […]

Food for Thought

Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.  – Bertrand Russell It’s important to listen and think critically about opinions of others. It is easy to become defensive or dismissive when presented with opposition or an opinion on a topic that is different from […]

Full Blue Moon Reflection

Often we forgot to be patient but the garden reminds us that some things you cannot rush and the best things are always worth waiting for. I can vouch for that as I just pulled my first eggplant from the garden this morning. It was such an exciting surprise to find a nice ripe eggplant […]

Aunt Barb – In Loving Memory

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh’ A.A. Miln It’s been an entire moon phase since I started this journey and 5 years to the day since I lost my Aunt Barb to cancer. A loving wife, mom, aunt, sister, daughter and friend; she wore many hats and touched the lives […]

Beer Braised Short Ribs

“I am thankful for the mess after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.” – Nancie J. Carmody Beer and beef.  What’s not to love? This is a favorite go to for me when entertaining; a sure crowd pleaser with the meat lovers.  A super simple dish with minimal prep, it allows […]

Lamb Marchand de Vin

A slight twist on Steak Marchand de Vin, I used lamb loin chops in the place of steak.  This dish is the perfect week night pick: simple to make, tastes divine (what dish made with wine doesn’t?) and is on your plate in 30 min!  The key step is reducing the wine to a glaze […]