Potato pancakes are kind of a big deal in many homes, and everyone has their own method. There’s a lot of speculation as to what goes into making a good pancake, and my guess is that’s because it’s easy to mess up such a seemingly simple dish. Too many eggs and your pancakes are rubbery;… (0 comment)

“And suddenly you realize: you are in every dot of the universe vanishing and arising.” ~  Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step   Hello, and welcome to the wrap-up week of our Chakra Journal Challenge! If you’re only just joining us please go back and read my Orientation Post first. Bringing It All Together Now that… (0 comment)

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli Hello, Lovelies! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot… (0 comment)

These rich, dense chocolate cupcakes are topped with a light whipped maple pecan frosting that is out-of-this-world delicious!  I know. Maple pecan things are a dessert for the fall- not early summer! I just couldn’t resist. Maple and pecan are two of my favorite flavors together! I thought about saving this post for November and I… (0 comment)

“It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down. All that matters is you get up one more time than you were knocked down.” ~ Roy T. Bennett   Instead of blogging this morning I have been processing raw ginger root. One kilogram of organic ginger from our local farmers markets. Peeled. Then chopped. Then… (0 comment)

Pretty as a child’s picture, but not fun at all! ESBL E. coli Image from www.scitechdaily.com “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I… (0 comment)

I’m probably not in the majority of Americans by saying this, but mayonnaise is my favorite dipping condiment. Yep, I would prefer to dip french fries in mayo over ketchup, barbecue sauce, or any of the various mustards available (although ketchup and mayo mixed together is pretty fantastic). True, if we’re looking at condiments wholesale,… (0 comment)

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” ~  Audre Lorde   Hello, and welcome to the final week of our Chakra Journal Challenge! (Sorry for the slight delay between postings. I’ve been in hospital – but that’s… (0 comment)

Elderflower syrup and mint add a refreshing twist to this fresh-squeezed lemonade! Last spring I was in the Czech Republic at the headquarters of the mission organization I work for, Josiah Venture. We were waiting for over 140 college interns to arrive and we all went out for dinner at this adorable little restaurant. The… (0 comment)
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