Two exercises (and a drink) to support your lovely liver

As June draws near, can you feel the energetic shift in the atmosphere? Those of us in the Northern hemisphere point our faces in the direction of the sun as we step outside. We pause. We smile as we feel warmth and light bathe our skin. As we unbutton our coats and quicken our steps, we […]






A retreat with Butternut Squash Soup

I haven’t been writing lately.  I am not sure why.  My last post  in June was about a retreat I attended at Hollyhock.  Here I am in November, and I find myself in another retreat.  This one is different.  As I mentioned in June, according to Wikipedia, a retreat is defined as the act of pulling […]






Pumpkin pie for reals!

Pumpkin Pies Warning! This is not some holistic nutritionist’s attempt at making pumpkin pie healthy by substituting the fat for apple sauce and the sugar for stevia; this is the real deal!  This is a rare treat in my house, but oh-so-savoured! Enjoy! This recipe is adapted from the Joy of Cooking (I know it’s […]






Let’s talk Asparagus!

I am an advocate for eating foods that naturally grow in the current season.  I am also an advocate of eating locally grown foods where possible. This can limit one’s diet, though, living in the boreal forest!  So. . . while aspen bark and rose hips may be very nutritive, I have learned to be […]






Pumpkins galore….still!

I am still dealing with my bumper pumpkin crop.  I have given dozens away, driving around with them rolling around in the back of my car, encouraging others to roast, cook, carve, and decorate!  It’s funny how such a crop can seem like a burden….I refuse to waste them!  But now I see them as […]