We feel the most alive, inspired, motivated, and fulfilled when we exist in a state of gratefulness. Happy Thanksgiving and may you feel all these wonderful things today. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ‚Β 


A Morning Offering

A Morning Offering


I bless the night that nourished my heart

To set the ghosts of longing free

Into the flow and figure of a dream

That went to harvest from the dark

Bread for the hunger no one sees.


All that is eternal in me

Welcomes the wonder of this day,

The field of brightness it creates

Offering time for each thing

To arise and illuminate.


I place on the altar of dawn:

The quiet loyalty of breath,

The tent of thought where I shelter,

Waves of desire I am shore to

And all beauty drawn to the eye.


May my mind come alive today

To the invisible geography

That invites me to new frontiers,

To break the dead shell of yesterdays,

To risk being disturbed and changed.


May I have the courage today

To live the life that I would love,

To postpone my dream no longer

But do at last what I came here for

And waste my heart on fear no more.


John O'Donohue from his book To Bless the Space Between Us. Β 

Pumpkin Sage


Testing out a sage pumpkin soup recipe topped w roasted chickpeas, sautΓ©ed shiitake mushrooms and sage leaves, and roasted garlic spread on tuscan toast as a side. Going to make a few more tweaks than I think it will be πŸ‘ŒπŸŽƒπŸƒπŸπŸ‚

Gazpacho Soup

5 varieties of tomatoes blended with lemon juice, garlic, basil, scallions, s and p, red/green peps, EVOO, cukes, and 1/2 a habanero pepper πŸ’ƒfor a cool gazpacho soup. 😎 One of my favorite things about summer. πŸ…πŸŒžπŸ…πŸƒπŸ…



Cooling off with some #nicecream after a morning of playing outside. πŸ™ŒπŸ™πŸŒžFrozen bananas blended with passion fruit, topped with strawbs πŸ“πŸ“and coconut 🌴 flakes.



Curry and Sunsets

Dinner while we watch the sun set over the Rivanna River. πŸ™ŒπŸŒžπŸŒ… Base: rice, tofu, red lentils, potatoes. Veggies: broccoli, carrots,mushrooms, spinach, tomato paste, leeks, fresh garlic. Spices: curry, mustard seeds, S & P.



Miso Soup

I've got a little concoction brewing on the stove for lunch today.😊πŸ₯„ 🍜Red miso paste, water, Korean rice cakes, nori sheets, and white beech mushrooms. πŸ„ Think I'll add a lil' TJ's green sauce πŸ‰ to spice it up a bit. πŸ’ƒπŸŒΆ