Total Concentration

Here is our studio. It’s separate from the house and behind it are hundreds of acres of state forest. This is where I teach flute lessons & Earl writes his music. Here is Earl. He’s working on a new arrangement and he’s VERY focused. I needed to ask him something, so I walked out back … [Read more…]

Detox Diet: DAYS 2-5

Here’s an update up until this point. If you haven’t read about the detox diet I’m on, click here. DAY 2:   I had a headache in the afternoon. I attribute this to my lack of caffeine. Remedy? Power nap and some fresh air, running with a friend. DAY 3:  I experienced some anxiety throughout the … [Read more…]

Detox Diet: DAY ONE

This might be a little trickier than I originally anticipated. This week I received a beautiful bag of fresh spinach from the CSA. I had planned to make a spinach pie, so I went to the market, armed with my list. I headed to the dairy aisle, looking for ricotta cheese. I checked the label. … [Read more…]

Eat This

  Okay, friends. I thought you should all be made aware that I put myself on a whole foods detox diet for one month. I’m on day 3 and so far, so good. Since January, my body has been falling apart. This has been the year for me to have all non-essential body parts removed. People … [Read more…]

Irradiation

Today I picked up my gorgeous produce at the CSA (explanation here) – salad greens, spinach & swiss chard. I can’t wait to get started on this week’s menu! Last week, I was discussing food with our farmer, Raluca. She had mentioned that many other foods are irradiated in order to preserve it (not organic … [Read more…]

Giving, In Good Times and Bad

Times are tough. So why should we give? For one, no matter how little we think we have, there’s probably someone else who has less. And two, it just feels good to help someone in need. Whether you have money or not, here are 9 great places to give. Some won’t even cost you a … [Read more…]

From Farm to Table

This year we joined a farm CSA (community-supported agriculture). We pre-pay at the beginning of the growing season and each week, for the next several months, we pick up a box of fresh, healthy, goodies (pending good weather, of course). We have raised beds and grow our own vegetables at home, but it’s more of … [Read more…]

The Potter’s Hand

When I first became a Christian, about 8 years ago, I went to a ladies retreat.  The speaker was a potter; a woman who had “been through the fire”. Using her pottery wheel, she told her story and demonstrated how God shaped her life. This woman’s message was based on one nugget of scripture. In the … [Read more…]

The Potter

I love Old Sturbridge Village. It’s my happy place. It’s quiet, it’s serene, it’s beautiful in it’s simplicity. We go there a lot. I want to live there some day. And I’ve decided that this is our new home. If I lived here, I could walk to the school, the church & the general store. My food would be … [Read more…]