Deep thoughts contemplated while tiling a bathroom floor.
Symbolized by the hexahedron, aligned with the root chakra, and governing the universal Law of Cause & Effect, Earth situates us within the physical body.
Embodied through each individual breath, Earth beckons us to ground ourselves to terra firma, reconnecting with the natural world.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full, to talk about.
Reflections on GROUNDING DOWN
The convoluted journey that brought me here.
Where do Jack-o-Lanterns go for Dinner? Halloween came and went, leaving us sick of sweets and craving some real, hearty, stomach-warming food. Our choice of Pumpkin Beef Chili stemmed from two simultaneous predicaments: A very large pumpkin carved like a cat and an excess of ground beef.
Sauerkraut is delicious and extremely nutritious. This traditionally preserved "lactic acid fermented" food is full of health-promoting "good" probiotic bacteria that keeps our guts healthy. And it's sooooo easy to make!
This pie is grain-free, decadent, and packed with nutrition!
These grain-free, gluten-free cookies are easy and decadent! My family ate them before I could photograph them. But, this dough also makes a fantastic pie crust, which I did manage to capture on film.
Learn why grasslands are an important ecosystem that is essential to your food, health and the environment.
The deliciously fresh, tart taste of traditional Key-Lime Pie but so healthy you can eat it any time. This cool dessert is perfect on a hot summer day!
Based on the Better Birthday Cake recipe, this “Primal” Carrot Cake uses coconut flour, dates and exotic spices. It is gluten and grain-free. The recipe requires some steps but the end result is moist, flavourful and delicious!
If you don’t pack a sandwich, what do you take for lunch? Here’s an example of one of our typical sandwichless lunches.
After the “D” Cats were all adopted, we received the “L” Cats! On December 18, 2015, a wonderful family came to meet Lennon and Lizzie and adopted them together! We are so happy that the kittens have found their forever home with such caring people! Little Lyric is...
After the "P" Kittens were all adopted, we received the "D" Cats! Momma Della Dapper Dixon Dolly Dobby You could foster cats for Pet Patrol too! Find out more...
Today, my Foodie Friends, it FOOD REVOLUTION DAY!!! Enjoy Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Anthem and commit to eating healthy!
Hi it's me again did you know we're foster cats for PetPatrol? Well at the moment we're fostering kittens!!!!!!!!!!! '' The P Family'' Phoebe's the mum then there's Pippa, Poppy, Paquita and last but not least Paddington the only boy in the litter! Momma Phoebe...
My quest for organic red wine led me to Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara. But, upon arrival, I also found another local Ontario superfood—organic red wine grape skin powder!
Southbrook Vineyards, a Niagara Winery farming biodynamically to produce internationally award-winning wines. And one that's close to my heart and part of my adolescence!
The value of natural probiotics and how to make them...easily in drinks or starter cultures such as cabbage rejuvelac.
What to expect when you purchase a side of beef directly from the farmer.
Finding exclusively pastured, grass-fed beef from Highland cows just outside Elmira, Ontario at Nature’s Choice Farm.
If you and your family choose to consume dairy, this article will help you to understand how to source the healthiest dairy possible.
Our version of this Dauphinoise may be a little less sophisticated but it makes for a satisfying one-dish meal! We bake several pans of it in advance and throw them from the freezer into the oven when we need a quick meal. Add a side salad, and you're done!
In our quest to eat grain-free, and use the copious numbers of zucchini in our garden, we discovered zucchini noodles—they're easy and delicious—enjoy!
Our quest for "happy" pork, led us to Alverstoke Farm, just outside of Paisley, Ontario. They raise free-range Berkshire Pigs and Rideau Arcott sheep using natural, biodynamic farming methods.
This recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, white sugar-free, and dairy-free! It is moist and delicious—a perfect birthday cake or cupcake recipe. Your guests will never know you’re feeding them anything so healthy.
Our quest to eat gluten-free has led us to experiment with a number of "alternative" flours. Sometimes, we compromise and us non-local flour. These delicious, very easy "treat" pancakes are made with lots of eggs and a little bit of coconut flour.
When our friend, an avid fisherman, offered us this beautiful local trout from Lake Huron, we stuffed it with lemon, dill, and onion and BBQed it. Delicious!
The full pizza experience without the grain.
Our family avoids most grains. But, we craved a real pizza experience—pizza you could actually pick up in your hands! This recipe is absolutely delicious. I'm not going to lie to you, it's a LOT of work and pretty messy too. But, it's worth every minute of it!