Pistachios, my-ness and the holidays

I came to class bearing a sparkly green box in addition to my music and third eye-focused sequence. Last year was an exception due to travel, but at the end of each year that I teach yoga classes, I like to prepare gifts for my students. I bring the gifts to my class or classes, or…

Chocolate, chakras and holidays

It’s very likely a stretch to suggest that chocolate & açai-covered blueberries might help clear some third-eye chakra congestion. However, the results of my recent research on this chakra, called Ajna, yielded such a wide variety of sometimes conflicting answers, that the berries might stand a chance. But then, perhaps on some days, you just…

Speedy sourdough

Home for the holidays; we are enjoying a white Christmas! Here’s the weekend menu: Saturday: Sourdough popovers Sunday: Mustard & Kenai-River Rubbed Salmon, Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds, baguette, Caves of Faribault Winter Blues Cheese Monday (Christmas eve): breakfast of corn pancakes, dinner will be Tourtière, salad, and Chocolate Mousseline Tuesday (Christmas morning): Sausage and…

From another hemisphere

Lunch yesterday was the always-great corned beef sandwich lunch at McGovern’s. Post-lunch entertainment was available across the street at Rosie’s Christmas Window. If you’re not seeing enough, here’s some video shot at Wescott Station. If you need armadillo too, good.

Could you define the celebration?

The biggest snowstorm in two years happened yesterday. Those of us who like to ski can laugh about that stat: last year was not a good snow year. There were several reasons that I came to Minnesota in 1987, and snow on my doorstep was one of the big ones. I LOVE IT. So it’s…