Archive for November 22, 2015

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Fennel, Ginger and Cacoa Crisp

This is easy to make and is a great end to a large meal when you still wants sweets but not anything too heavy. The fennel and ginger help digest. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon sugar 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70 to 75 percent cacao), chopped 16 wafer-thin crispbreads or rice crackers 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger sea salt INSTRUCTIONS Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small skillet, toast the fennel seeds over moderate...

Carrot ginger soup

Everyone always loved this recipe!  2 tablespoons sweet cream butter 2 onions, peeled and chopped 6 cups chicken broth 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger Salt and white pepper Creme freche garnish In a 6-quart pan, over medium high heat, add butter and onions and cook, stirring often, until onions are limp. Add broth, carrots, and ginger. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until carrots are tender when pierced. Remove from...

pork stuffed acorn squash

1 tablespoon unsalted butter1/2 cup finely diced celery 1 cup finely diced white onion (about 1 small) 1/4 cup white wine (like Pinot Grigio) 1 cup mushrooms diced 1/4 cup finely diced dried apricots Sea salt flakes and cracked black pepper (to taste) 2 large eggs (beaten) 1 large acorn squash (or two small) 1 tablespoon olive oil I lb of ground pork sautéed  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium pan over medium heat, melt the butter...

Juniper berry turkey brine

This will be good for a 10-15 lb turkey  Ingredients: 2 cups sea salt  2/3 cup sugar 6 whole cloves 1 Tablespoon juniper berries, crushed  1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed  2 teaspoons whole allspice berries, crushed  8 fresh sage leaves 8 sprigs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 8 cups hot water 4 cups ice water Directions: In a large saucepan, stir together the salt, sugar, cloves, juniper berries, peppercorns, and allspice. Add the sage leaves, thyme, and bay leaves along...

Cranberry, citrus and elderberry sauce

1 pound of fresh cranberries, rinsed 2 cups soaked Elderberries 4 cups of water 1.5 cups of honey 2 clementines, peeled and diced Directions: Soak elderberries for one hour Put the cranberries & elderberries in a sauce pan with water over medium heat and cook until the skins on the cranberries have popped, stirring occasionally. Stir in the honey and diced clementines. Cool, refrigerate, and serve! Garnish with Clementine zest...

“Living” math lessons on a road trip

“Living” math simply means it’s a math lesson we learned in real life. Since we are on a two week cross country trip I wanted to make sure we were checking off the math lessons in addition to science, social studies, language arts, Art & music.  It’s a great feeling over and over again learning that life is going to teach my kids everything they need to know… As long as we stay engaged. On our road trip the ”...

Emotional freedom technique 

About a year ago I had some pretty serious anxiety attacks…. I know! Me? Well what I learned is that anxiety attacks are pretty serious and anyone can have them. Acupupuncture really helped but when I couldn’t get a appointment with my acupuncturist, I had to have tools. Here is a tool I learned that helped get me back to base line. The Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is the psychological acupressure technique I routinely use in my tool kit...

Engaging children in art history

Children have a natural love of art, when you make it project base it engages children interest. Here is an example about how we led up to visit the Georgia o’keefe museum. Learning about Georgia O’Keefe 1- read Georgia’s auto biography 2- museum art exhibit hunt with questions about the artwork. The Georgia O’Keefe museum already had a book setup for this, but you can make one ahead of time if you know ahead of time exactly which art pieces...

ancestoral healing, epigenetics and healing the next seven generations

It’s funny that I learned about ancestral healing at the same time I decided to get a genealogy report. I began uncovering details of my mothers painful childhood at the same time connecting with long lost family members. It felt good, but I realize I was diving deep.. Again! We are the Progeny of the Past. We are the biological collective result of countless generations that lived, learned, taught, created, and dreamed. They collectively created our physical reality through their...

Women’s Circle Recipe

It’s time we get together and start Women’s Circle’s to remember our power and support one another. Heal the woman and heal the world! Here is a formula I found to lead one! You can add or take away to this formula to tune in with the seasons & reasons of the gathering. Circle up—we stand in a circle, place our hands on eachother’s backs and hum together three times to raise the energy of the circle. Invocation to directions...