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My Soul Is Like Water

  • November 19, 2019

My soul is like water

Water, the most ambitious force on the planet, always finds its way from one place to the next without loss of substance.  As a river it crosses the terrain of time, people, place. I gravitated toward the path of least resistance engaging with life.

My soul is like water.

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Chasing Rainbows, Summertime Roadtrip (fiction)

  • October 9, 2019

The 1978 convertible Cadillac soars down the freeway like a fat cigar boat on still water.  Mom, in the front passenger seat, wraps a floral silk scarf around her long wavy red hair.  She knots it tightly under her chin; the tail end flaps in the wind and gently laps at her cheek and neck.  Dad with one arm out the window smoothly glides the vehicle with his fat right palm planted squarely at noon on the steering wheel.  Read more...

Gossamer Dreams Chapter: Date Night (fiction)

  • January 9, 2019

Charlie giddy with nervous energy walks back and forth under the bright lights from the marquis.  It’s been years since they’ve had a date night, but he’s hopeful that the magic of the symphony will rekindle the warmth in her heart.  A light drizzle of snow glistens on the shoulders of his velvet blazer.  The crowd, that only minutes ago flooded the entrance, has gone inside to claim their seats and only a few people sucking down the last of their fast burning cigarettes remain.  

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Dark Moon Lilith, excerpt from Dark Night of the Soul (non-fiction)

  • April 9, 2017

Lilith is a mythological and religious figure who has been a part of human folklore, religion, anthropology, and astrology for as long as we have recorded history. Her roots are found in ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek sculptures and texts, she is mentioned in The King James Bible of Genesis and Jewish mythology. Her branches have spread across hundreds of years, and she is represented in Renaissance and contemporary writings and artworks. Michelangelo depicted her as 

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Mom’s Style Chicken Mole

  • February 2, 2017
Mom’s Style Chicken Mole

Ingredients:

This recipe uses all dry powder chili/spices

  • Whole cut up chicken, save back, carcass, pieces and part
  • Coconut oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Paprika, spicy
  • Paprika, sweet

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Crockpot Recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Lava Cake

  • January 25, 2016

lava cake steam a risin

Ingredients:

1/2 to 1 cup cane sugar (can do up to 2 to taste)

1 cup sorghum flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup gf flour mix (like Bob’s Red Mill) Read more...

Golden Milk

  • November 22, 2015

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Golden Milk, 2 cup serving

  • 1 – 2 cups water (1 if using coconut water)
  • 1 cup coconut water (optional, I don’t use because it has too much sugar)
  • 1 Golden Milk Puck Concentrate (see below)

honey to taste, 1/2 tbsp +/- Read more...

Heirloom Turkish Turban Squash Soup

  • September 23, 2015

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Squash, quartered and seeded (do not peel). Seeds can be roasted and eaten or saved for planting.

2-3 oranges, juice of only

1 sweet onion, large rough chop Read more...

Bison Stroganoff

  • April 16, 2015

bison stroganaoff

Bison Sirloin steak, 1/3 to 1/2 pound per person

Crimini mushrooms, small bin

Greek yogurt, ~ 1/2 cup

Egg noodles ( I used gluten free) Read more...

Clam Chowder

  • February 25, 2015
Clam Chowder

First Snow Clam Chowder

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Basta Pasta

  • February 25, 2015

I like to make this for friends or family, when I don’t really feel like cooking up a big meal and messing up my kitchen, but want to impress with yummy flavors, colors, and textures. Read more...

Fried Green Tomatoes

  • February 7, 2015
Fried Green Tomatoes

Winter is on the way, so I had to pick my heirloom tomatoes before the first freeze. What to do with these beautiful green tomatoes?
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Ingredients:
Green tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Read more...