Sunday, April 13, 2014


"The best preparation for tomorrow 
is to be at your passionate best today"

I feel like things are changing for me -
both inside and out

The outside ones are easy to see, especially at Lily's
(thanks to Renee and her crew)

new, (old) newell posts and
the runner of my dreams (Field of Flowers, Dash and Albert) :

A new paint job;

No more pink bathroom!; 

I plant seeds and where there seems to be nothing-

Suddenly there is really something

It is the inside changes that are hard to describe

They seem to happen quietly over time
 until you notice them
like you notice your seedlings needing a new pot

My wonderment of life, today.
 and my desire to be present for each
delicious moment

I so hope you are enjoying your moments
Things can change so fast

And here is something else that has changed for me -

I can make a pan of these delicious raw brownies
that Barrett gave me the recipe for
and not eat them all in one day!

If you know me, that is a true feat.
But I don't want to be that person anymore.
I like being able to make a better choice.

Thank you Barrett for sharing this recipe

I would like to add that I froze them solid by mistake
and they become something else entirely - a bit orgasmic if you will  :0)



2 cups walnuts or pecans
13 ounces pitted baking dates
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt
1/8 tsp orange zest (I left this out)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup raw cocoa powder

3 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
1/2 cup raw agave nectar
 (I used a brown rice syrup with a touch of maple syrup)

In a food processor mix the nuts, salt and zest (if using)
process until finely chopped
add the dates one at a time
then add the avocado and vanilla, until smooth
Pat down into an 8" square baking pan.

Puree all frosting ingredients in the food processor
 and spread on base.
 Cover and freeze at least 3 hours.
Cut into small squares and serve cold.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


I have these incredible 'aha' moments about the simplest things.
Like tea for example.

Recently I realized I could make my own!

I know, it 's a little silly, but it just never dawned on me that I didn't have
to drink what someone else put in a little sachet.

I found this cool metal tea, whatever and fill it up with
whatever, let it steep for 10 minutes and love drinking it!

I finally have that daily tea ritual I've always imagined having -
but never liked any tea enough to make it a ritual.

I've been doing loose Rooibos and adding dried rose hips
all winter for the vitamin c boost in the rose hips
and then I add licorice root or cinnamon and clove or orange peel
or whatever I feel like each morning.  

Almond milk, honey, ooh my.

Soon we'll have fresh leaves to play with too.

I've also been adding a dropper of Burdock tincture and Nettle tincture
from Avena Botanicals for a little 'getting ready
for spring' booster

I feel great.  And I'm so excited for Spring.

Adventure on dearest ones.
I hope you are very well.


P.S. check out this recipe for Chickpea Blondies.
They are delicious. 

 I use cocoa nibs in mine instead of chocolate chips to avoid
the extra sugar.  But I've made them for teenagers with peanut butter
and chocolate chips and they loved them. 

A friend who I shared the recipe with says add the egg, it makes them even better.