U IS FOR UNDER THE SEA COOKIE CUTTERS

For the last few days I have been looking at these cookie cutters admiring the shapes and the playfulness of the seven cutters: pirate, sailboat, octopus, crab, shark, seashell, and turtle. These 3 ½” diameter cutters make the cutest 3” cookies.  Not only are they dishwasher safe but they snap together for easy storage. WhatContinue reading “U IS FOR UNDER THE SEA COOKIE CUTTERS”

HOPE & SESAME & THE ZENFUL KITCHEN

This week I was going to reflect on what I learned about freezing from the book I am cooking my way through, The Make Ahead Vegan, but then life happened. Three people of varying importance in my life passed over and I, once again, found myself in this state of grief. I once again foundContinue reading “HOPE & SESAME & THE ZENFUL KITCHEN”

THANK YOU!

I have been sitting here today reflecting on the last seven years. It has been a crazy and amazing journey. So many different people have come through our doors. Some have journeyed with us for years, some for a few months, and some just came and left. Each in their own left a mark onContinue reading “THANK YOU!”

THE WELCOME TABLE

I have been spending so much time thinking through my feelings about community. I know I like the idea of being part of a community, however, I grapple with the challenges of being a part of one. On the one hand, I appreciate the feeling of belong and being a part of something bigger thenContinue reading “THE WELCOME TABLE”

THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

For our Metaphysical and Spirituality Book club I have been reading a book called The community of kindness by Rabbi Harold Kushner, who is author of a book many people have heard of called When Bad Things Happen to Good People.  It is one of those books that is small in size, but large in understanding.Continue reading “THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE”

Close your eyes and __________

Wednesday was the 3rd of what will now be four lessons for Reiki 1. So after a celebratory birthday lunch for my teacher (I made “fried” chicken, collard greens, “mac” and cheese, and biscuits), we began our lesson. After blessing and sanctifying the space, she said close your eyes and using your left hand (notContinue reading “Close your eyes and __________”