Intentional Cooking and why it works

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Several years ago, I stumbled on a book at a small bookstore in town called “The Hidden Messages in Water“ by Dr. Masaru Emoto (1943-2014). In it, the author conducts a series of experiments on water, photographing the crystals before and after.  The results were astonishing.  The water crystals changed shapes and forms after Dr. Emoto’s team applied various messages (gratitude, …

Do you know what your food is eating?

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Many of us visit Farmer Markets regularly, enjoy the colorful bounty displayed along the aisles, and sample our way through the stalls.   There’s always an element of excitement and wonder as we walk through.  It’s a happy time when we feel connected with our foods and believe in the nourishment it will provide our bodies. There’s an intrinsic feeling …

Halloween Thoughts

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a seeker of information – an eternal student.  I love to know the history of how everything originates, why we do the things we do, where the traditions came from, why we cook certain foods on certain holidays.  Sometimes, the answers are fascinating but mostly I am often reminded that we …

One Man’s Food is Another Man’s Poison – Part II

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Over the past twenty years, I have learned a lot about food, cooking techniques, recipes development, and building on traditional culinary customs – many of which learned by observing and helping my grandmother, mother, and aunts in the kitchen. It’s a fascinating world which got even more so during the past four months. In an earlier post, I mentioned going …

One Man’s Food is Another Man’s Poison

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For weeks, I’ve been tossing around the idea of whether to write about this or not.   We’ve been together now for a while, so I feel it’s important to share with you my recent experience, exchange thoughts, and hopefully we all learn something.  I know I’m learning a lot. I believe that the universe gives us signs or intuitions to …

Giveaway Winner is…

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Thank you for participating in Monday’s giveaway and for sharing some of your favorite gifts.  I really love reading what you guys (and gals) write here, please share whenever you feel like it.  It’s always an open house here.Back to the winner .. and let me just  add that your chances of winning were so great!! (geez.. 20% compared to …

On the occasion of Peace Day

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On my drive back from school this morning, after dropping off the kids,  I was thinking about today’s event the school is holding, where they will get all the students on the field and form the peace sign and sing a song for peace that my son so lovingly sang to me Sunday morning as soon as he opened his …

Exploring Rustic Lebanese Foods

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Having practically never lived in Lebanon (well minus the first five years of my life), and relying mainly on memories from Summer vacations spent exploring my village in the mountains, I marvel at how connected I feel to the country and everything about it: good, bad or ugly.  Although most of my memories are phenomenal, I was never really interested …