Thursday, December 30, 2010


Don't tell the Ontario Chicken Board this, but
this oh-so-easy and -yummy chicken noodle soup recipe
works great with leftover turkey! I really recommend using FRESH rosemary rather than dried, though. And don't forget the parsley (fresh or dried, doesn't matter). A little squeeze of lemon juice adds some snap to the bowl.

Catelli's come out with whole wheat egg noodles that are yummy, so you can be brave about making that substitution as well.

Feel free to add in an extra leek (such a wonderful flavour!), or add some mung sprouts and/or ripped fresh baby spinach to your bowl when the soup's steaming hot. VEGETABLES ARE GOOD.

Like Crocuses in Spring, the Shovelers Appear -

Like Crocuses in Spring, the Shovelers Appear -

Monday, December 27, 2010

Each of us is a seed

I am blown away by the beauty of this thought:

"Each of us is a seed, a silent promise, and it is always spring." - Merle Shain

This, my friends, is a meditation-worthy quote. I think it could be a life-changing one.

You are what your father ate too

Fascinating. It's not just genes, but which ones are turned on/off, and how somehow this gene activation is transmitted from one generation to another. The implications are enormous - not just for those who are considering having kids, but what about *society*? If we needed additional moral imperative to intervene in famines, wars, etc., or even just in elevating the standards of nutrition in our cultures, here it is ...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Desert dawn

Desert dawn
Originally uploaded by John_Freeman.


Thursday, December 09, 2010


There's a thank-you card inside you, waiting to be written. Don't take someone else's contributions for granted. We all want to be appreciated. Send that note - you will have NO IDEA how much it will mean - to them, to you. Who knows what beautiful chain of events it will trigger as your gratitude goes out into the world?