May 2013

Happy Healthy Heart Chakra Lunch

May 28, 2013

When we were kids and the adults were passing out lifesavers or lollipops, my little sister’s answer was always the same: “Oh, please!” she’d exclaim, careful to use her manners. “I want a greem one!!” She was just 3, maybe 4, but she knew what she wanted. A bright green piece of candy or glass […]

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Ashley’s Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes with Date Syrup and Huckleberries

May 21, 2013

These pancakes have a story to be told. It’s a scary one, but it turns out alright. I made a second batch, not quite like the first, but close, so you could get a glimpse of their part in forming the rainbow after the storm. But it was not a dark and stormy night. Instead, […]

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Spring Soupalad

May 17, 2013

Of all the wonderful plant-based doctors we can learn from on the internet and in books, I confess that Dr. Fuhrman’s work is the one I am least familiar with. An incurable bookworm, for some mysterious reason I have yet to even read Eat to Live. However, I do believe that sometimes such lapses are […]

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Under the Pear Tree: Sweet Nothing

May 14, 2013

“Oh to be a pear tree – any tree in bloom! With kissing bees singing of the beginning of the world!” –Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God The legends go that both Buddha and later Isaac Newton were sitting under a tree when they received the world changing insights they are each known for. […]

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Potato Pizzas I Have Loved. . .

May 10, 2013

  . . .and sweet potato pizzas I have also loved.     Once Summer finally comes to northern Idaho, it can get pretty hot and dry. Here on the Palouse we can see days with triple digits in July and August, sometimes even September. With no central air in my 115 year-old house, I […]

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In the Garden: Thinning

May 6, 2013

We all love the blossoms of Spring. What we tend to forget about is the long latency period required to produce the blossoms we love so much. Sometimes even leafing out again is a kind of miracle. Like this grapevine. I started it from the top branch of one my neighbor Keith had grown for […]

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