prepping with bacon grease, garlic, knives and sunshine
prepping with butter
with rub of herbs de provence
let's talk about basting ...
sharing my super secret strategy for perfect roast chicken
Blessed by the prisms that make rainbows on certain afternoons
dark chocolate scones
butternut bisque boule
pumpkin, sweet potato, sprouted buckwheat muffins sprinkled with raw hemp seeds
cucumbers with onions - 'bout to be pickled
Jug of green love: cucumber, kale, bell pepper, celery & green apple
prepping yukon gold potato & broccoli stem casserole
Mushrooms, aged sheep's milk cheese and fresh thyme
On its way into the oven
homemade bread, mayo, mustard, muenster cheese, raw mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli sprouts, avocado slices.
I was a Phoenix and this is my home spun face-paint.
Introduction to food energetics (and brave love tattoos from Danielle LaPorte!)
beginnings of chicken soup: onions, garlic, ginger, carrots and celery with pieces of chicken. i sautee everything in butter and olive oil before adding in homemade broth.
beginnings of beef bone broth. i used beef short ribs (love them!), along with onions (on the bottom), garlic, celery, carrots and fresh herbs.
roasted garlic bulbs and homemade crostini
roasted garlic cloves on homemade crostini
roasted guinea hen with dark chocolate cacao-nib sauce, forbidden rice, and wilted kale.
She looks good in my sunglasses
wishes, dreams & desires
I'm going through the plan for the afternoon. Lord I love me a nice easel with chart paper.
dreaming soup. made with yukon gold potatoes, roasted beets and homemade broth, pureed together. meant to inspire the dreaming of all women assembled in re-affirming the sacred and divine feminine.
dried roses for blessing before we sprinkled them and cast a circle, making sacred space for the important work of the day
after blessing the dried roses, we cast a circle around our workspace with them and consecrated the space as sacred. it's a really magical way to begin any healing work!
re-claiming the menstrual cycle by creating little goddess menses
introducing, the goddess menses
filling up the table of wishes, dreams and desires
painting the goddess menses
rituals of self-care: creating and blessing a blended body scrub of organic brown sugar and coconut oil.
coconut brown sugar body scrub - finished product
we created a sensual healing balm for self-pleasuring (and chanted and blessed it) and each participant went home with some.
the color palette
Corriander seed, cinnamon sticks, fennel seed, rose petals, black peppercorns, cardamom, bay leaves, cloves
This is how my step-daughter rolls
Sampling bone broth on a gorgeous October morning in front of Whole Foods, Asheville
All the good stuff
That perfect tree
'Nuff said. This is what pastured animal bones do in a well made broth. Chicken feet and split pigs feet help as well if you're into that kinda thing.
with carrots, parsnips and fresh parsley
Love her fashion sensibilities
I'm convinced this makes them more powerful
Fresh stinging nettles are pretty much one of my most favorite things. Thank you Joan!!
with lemon buttercream
When that orchid bloom is just about done and she has a fancy dress art show to attend ...
The Saber-Toothed Dire Squirrel strikes again ...
When you find this on the kitchen counter, you know you have a good one.
Amazing henna belly art for the new baby
this is what it looks like for me