Category Archives: Life

Release and Connection

That’s the theme for this week, apparently. Since my last post, I’ve traveled to Hooppath and home again, which was a much bigger journey than it sounds like. I went with the intention of being cracked open emotionally and spiritually. … Continue reading

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O.W.A.L. Sunday

No, that’s not a typo. Today I was Operating Without A List. Not normal for me on a Sunday, the day I spend getting ready for my week every week. I hope I haven’t forgotten anything. I got food cooked … Continue reading

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I Got to Spin After All!

I did not think I was going to have time to spin today. That’s how crazy it was, even after getting up at 7:00 (without an alarm) because I was thinking about how much stuff I had to get done … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Turnips, Radishes, and Squash

Those were the main veggies in my Pinckney’s box this week. Since I was out of town all last week, I didn’t cook last Sunday, so I had a LOT of squash! Zucchini, yellow summer squash, and eight-ball (which is … Continue reading

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The view from my porch

It’s a lovely morning in Brasstown, NC here at John C Campbell Folk School.

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Real Food Sunday – Baking Bread and Braising Lettuce

Today’s big stars in my kitchen are the Crusty Bread – Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, and Robusto cheese – and my newly-invented braised lettuce recipe. This week’s CSA delivery from Pinckney’s included a giant head of Bibb lettuce. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Getting a Head Start

The CSA deliveries from Pinckney’s Produce have FINALLY started up again, hooray! Which means lots of yummy options for this week’s meals. The first delivery included arugula, bok choy, collard greens, spring onions, and strawberries. The strawberries, of course, only … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – It Feels Like Cheating…

This is one of those weekends. Lots of “outside” activities and the time change. We were out late last night, and today we have the Little Yellow Music House. So I decided to give myself a break this week and … Continue reading

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Real Food Sunday – Keeping it Simple

  My lunches this week will be very simple. I cooked some baby bok choy with teriyaki sauce, and roasted butternut squash with garlic and chili powder. And of course, roasted chicken thighs to go with them as I do … Continue reading

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Real Food Monday – I try a new recipe

It’s been lovely having the day off today – I decided to try something new, a recipe for Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion, and Butternut Squash Lasagna. It’s from this cookbook: Smith & Hawken: The Gardeners’ Community Cookbook, which is available … Continue reading

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