Cooking With Essential Oils and the Blondeyogi

Thank you, blonde yogi, for cooking with me! We tried Beef Stew with Rose Mary Oil, DoTerra Winter White Chocolate with Cinnamon and Clove oil, and Toast with Wild Orange Butter. Here is what I learned from the experience: Oils are easiest to incorporate in beverages, hot or cold. The Winter White Hot Chocolate was…

Meditative Monday: Lessons from a Labyrinth

At first glance, this patch of grass looks like a creative mowing project. Like anything, how you approach it makes it either a frustrating walk in circles going nowhere or a transformative inner journey of self-awareness. For most of us, it may be both. I crossed paths with this labyrinth courtesy of a recent Community…

OOO Poem – Six Inches by Jeff Comer

Object oriented ontology generously posits an agency, a qualified equal existence of all things. This poem shifts and shares the culpability of an accident across time, space and a multiplicity of things in action. It reminds me of Graham Harman’s example of the emperor choking on a pebble. So many things together make each moment…

Wobblyogi Wednesday: True Yoga

Dear Yoga Friends, Meet my favorite book of the week! The book introduces Pantanjali’s yoga sutras without being pedantic or self-righteous AND offers practical strategies and contexts for application.  The author, Jennie Lee, is creative in presenting the philosophy as well as corresponding affirmations and self-inquiring questions to journal. Finally a book that presents yoga…

Khichuri for Atiya

Comfort food is not always easy on the eyes. Khichuri does not “look” delicious but it is soft, warm, roasty, soupy, buttery and all things comforting. Often served for a big crowd since the rice and lentil stew expands, offers protein and warm stick-to-your-ribs comfort. It can be easily modified to the season and personal…

Wobblyogi Wednesday: Sutra Inspired Gentle Sequence

Today’s Gentle Yoga Practice was based on one of my favorite sutras that reminds us: Yoga is NOT a quick fix. A yoga practice requires consistency, duration and intention. Like anything in life, small steady steps lead us through any desired change of habit or state. When I find a pose difficult this sutra gives…

Community Church Cookbooks…….

……show us a lot about the power of food to bring a community together. Someone had to collect the recipes, each named person wrote down and shared something from their table, someone typed the pages, someone organized the book, someone punched the holes, someone tied the yarn that bound the book….the book has recipes, scripture,…

Turkish Red Onion Salad

I want to remember this recipe because it was so light, bright and delicious. The recipe came from a Try the World Box. Remember it with me! The addition of Sumac made this otherwise plain Tilapia Fish Sandwich, Turkish. Although it was included in the box, you can get Sumac in any Middle Eastern or…

Yoga Poem – Lucky by Luis Jenkins

Here is a beautiful poem about gratitude for you — All my life I’ve been lucky. Not that I made money, or had a beautiful house or cars. But lucky to have had good friends, a wife who loves me, and a good son. Lucky that war and famine or disease did not come to…

Chef Alain Passard and l’Arpege Experience

How do I justify spending a small fortune for one evening?  Was the experience worth possibly hundreds of rescued books (my currency)? Yes. Yes, it was. Thankfully. Particularly when one takes into account the imaginative time of anticipation and the echoed time of appreciation. Our June 22nd dinner at l’Arpege began at least nine months…