Archives for May 2012

Healthy Dinner in 20 Minutes

Dear Me, I usually get mad at me for cutting it so close.  I shake my fist at the sky and curse (or feel cursed) for having days with ‘to do lists’ this long (I wanted to get all the outside gardening etc done today because tomorrow is suppose to be a ‘frog strangler’) ….today […]

55 Momths

Dear Beatrice and Gabe This month wasn’t just busy it has been insane.  I like to be busy but this the kind of busy where even the fun things seem like too much.  I kept searching the calendar looking for a day with nothing planned but couldn’t find one. The month started out with a […]

Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free Coconut Raspberry Muffins

My kids are being a real challenge right now.  I am kinda at a loss.  I have seen many parenting experts talk, I own and have read various books on the many different styles and I have a great mom but I’m finding that I am spending an awful lot of time mouth-open stunned. My […]

An argument for EGGS

Excuse me while I climb up on my soapbox for a minute (or two)…. The more I study nutrition…and I don’t mean Canada Food Guide/American Food Pyramid “nutrition”….but what I can best describe as a Holistic Traditional Nutritional approach – one based on Holistic Nutrition and Traditional Diets, the more I find we are now […]

Why Should I be Taken Seriously?

My Grandfather (“Papa”, one of the smartest people I have ever known) used to say that the really smart people are the ones that know they don’t know everything and see how much there still is to learn….they recognize that there are life times worth of learning. A ‘smart person’ approaches life and other people […]

the garden, whats in it and why

We have lived in this house for 5 years now and every year the garden takes on a different shape and form.  Every year it grows a different variety of foods. We move things around to maximize the space, the sunny areas used for the tomatoes and hot lovin’ herbs and the slightly shadier spots […]

A Mother’s Day Prayer

I am not a pray’r…not really anyway.  I do bow my head occasionally.  I do give thanks and I do chant. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Numb Meyoho Ren-gay Key-yo) I chant to calm my nerves, I chant to calm my anger….to try to bring back my reason when there doesn’t seem to be anything reasonable.  […]

lern’n new stuffs

I had the great honour of a ‘schoolin in takin food fotos’ last weekend.  I do know and occasionally recognize what is missing and needed here in Life: A Study Land and the quality of photos was/is glaringly bad.  I can come up with many many excuses – one being I have 4 year old […]