A couple years back, my doctor informed me my blood pressure is a little high. This wouldn't be the first time I've been told this. "I was stressed today", "I got lost and that is probably why", "My cat ran away". Oh I had plenty of excuses! However, I have been watching my sodium intake. … Continue reading How to make Sparkling Hibiscus Mint Tea!
LOVE everything Japanese. We even have one of those little folding lacquer-looking dining tables that fold and slides under our couch (inexpensive at Asian markets!). Something about sitting on the floor to eat seems so grounding and peaceful. 🙂 My son, Taliesin, has been eating with chopsticks since he was two, and I've made sushi … Continue reading Let’s make Dashi!
Tonight is the start of yet another New Moon. As humans, we are drawn to ritual and symbols; the moon certainly has done its share to inspire both since the dawn of humanity. My Farmer's Almanac tells me this new moon is under the sign of Aries. After a little research, I see that this … Continue reading New Moon Musings
Before it gets too hot down here in NC I love doing as much as possible outdoors, whether hangin' on the deck or heading to the mountains with a picnic! Picnic sandwiches are easy and fun. Being out in nature I tend to gravitate towards vegetarian sandwiches for some reason, though not always. Here are … Continue reading Pepper Mozzarella Picnic Sandwiches
I LOVE Indian food and raw garlic. I love raw garlic sprinkled on salad, pasta, toast, pizza. Both turmeric and garlic have amazing health benefits centuries old, if not thousands of years! Turmeric got its start in Southern India, and is still its largest producer. Unlike over-the-counter drugs, turmeric has no toxic effects on the body. … Continue reading Turmeric & Garlic