Computer System Update

Hey, folks! My new laptop which will be replacing my old desktop and ancient/pathetic/falling-apart/held-together-with-duct-tape laptop came today. Zak will be transferring files, setting up, transferring photographs and all that stuff for the next day or so. That means no posts for a short while. But, what that also means is that there will be fewer […]

The Buzz on the Bees

Scientists seem to have unraveled at least part of the mystery of colony collapse disorder: a virus called “Israeli acute paralysis,” which seems to have entered the US by way of Australia. This theory is fueled by the fact that CCD was first reported in 2004, the first year that the US government allowed imports […]

The Not-So-Secret Secret Ingredient To Roast Pork Noodle Soup

Zak and I were sitting with Kat, all of us with a bowl of roast pork noodle soup in front of us (well, Kat had noodles with minced up bok choy, finely minced roast pork and a bare dribble of soup in her bowl) and we were eating happily. Zak looked up thoughtfully from his […]

Eat Local Month 2007: Eating Locally as a Spiritual Practice

In celebrating of September as Eat Local Month, I offer an essay I wrote for a local newsletter for shamanic healing practitioners on a subject often overlooked by those who write about eating locally: the spiritual aspects of local food. Generally, rather than talking about reducing the carbon imprint of my food, or talking about […]

A Noodle Shop Classic: Roast Pork Noodle Soup

In many cultures around the world, a steaming bowl of noodle soup is the next best thing to a mother’s embrace. Noodle soup can be spicy or mild, filled with vegetables, or meat, or seafood or tofu, or made of just broth and noodles–it can be simple and stark, or elaborate and dressed to the […]

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