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At the Watering Hole

Oh, the watering hole…  Where we used to gather, talk, share stories, pass information and meet new people…  Well, this is before the invention of water lines and faucets and boundaries that individualized.  The other day, I got a little sip of what it might be like to go to the watering hole again.   It … Continue reading

The Buzz

A few months ago I went to a beekeeping workshop at the Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Gerton, NC (just east of Asheville). I started searching for a workshop to educate me on bees after I had had a conversation with a friend of mine from SF on bee colony collapse — it’s impact on … Continue reading

Chai Banana Sorghum Muffins (GF)

I was inspired to create this recipe while working at a silent, contemplate (vegetarian) retreat center.  I was the breakfast cook.  Well, actually I was the Retreat Manager but breakfast was part of my tasks on our 4-person staff. Since, I was in Appalachia, I explored local ingredients.  So, of course, I began to consider … Continue reading

My Five Favorite Household Cleaners

Carry these five items in your home for all your cleaning needs. I mix and match these items depending on what I’m cleaning and want to accomplish. Not only are all these products biodegradable, they will not clog your home’s mojo with chemicals AND you will not have to watch chemicals go down the drain … Continue reading