Wednesday, September 25, 2013


my children, on this, my 39th bday.
Aidan, Bella and the wild one....

Saturday, September 14, 2013


this week with Che and Fidel
Aidan: the drummer
Bella: the pianist
Kai: hockey boy

Friday, September 13, 2013

this week's kitchen creations.

 roasted cauliflower (a member of the brassica family, with its strong anti-cancer properties)
coriander (oh how i love this herb)
 aidan woke me up at 4:30 am with a sore throat. in classic aidan fashion it was intense. I gave him hepar sulph and within 5 min, he was back asleep (the classic picture in this remedy is the great sensitivity to all impressions). i also, yes, at 4:30 am, made a honey garlic cough syrup so it would be ready in the morning. i used one of my garlic cloves and topped with unpasteurized honey.

side note this is an email i got from a mom i know that had a terrible cold and i helped her out with a remedy.
"I feel so MUCH better!!! This stuff is awesome, it works great!!
Thanks so much."
what can i say, when homeopathy works, it's awesome!
 this lovely lady in my herb course gave me some kefir grains. i am attempting to make it. it is actually quite easy, but looks rather unpalatable. if anyone consumes this your input would be greatly appreciated! it's supposed to be wonderful for digestion as it is rich in probiotics. here it is fermenting.
lastly, we made pesto in this week's herb course with john redden of viriditas. 
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup butter (this was different to me)
1 tsp salt
food process
then add
1 cup parsley
4 cups basil
food process
done and delicious!
i made about 30; 500 ml jars. i'm an expert. 
we each got to take one home. yum yum!

Saturday, September 7, 2013


a wonderful week with che and fidel
aidan: first day of grade three. 
bella: first day of full day senior kindergaten
kai: who needs a spoon?
a few more from my grade schoolers.....

Friday, September 6, 2013

rosh hashanah

jewish new year has come upon us again. year 5774.
we gathered at my brother's house for a lovely feast.
so much food.
9 cousins ran about.

i made a rice noodle/tofu/peanut sauce salad.
 thinly sliced
carrots, red peppers, celery, green onions
lots of cilantro (love this stuff)
 pan fried tofu
 mixed in rice noodles. 
added sauce: 1 inch piece of grated giner, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup of peanut butter (the natural kind, without hydrogenated oils), 3 tbsp of soy sauce, 2 tbsp of honey, 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp of sesame oil. i cooked these ingredients for about 5 minutes, stirring until unifom. i then added it to a glass mason jar and shook with 1/4 cup of hot water
 shana tova v metukah. to a sweet and happy new year. 
challah, apples and honey, dates