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THIS WEEK’S READ:
Lessons, we all know, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and anything (or anyone!) can be a teacher.
We are all connected to each other and everything else in the universe. And because of that, we can learn from anyone and anything…
Bacon is, as we all know, made from pork.
If you, like me, grew up in a traditional Jewish household, there was no pork, thus no bacon. Don’t get me wrong; there was plenty of bacon at the diner on Sunday (we weren’t that Jewish) but my parents’ rule was no pork or shellfish in the house.
So my sister ate pepperoni pizza at the parlor and plain at home. I didn’t have my first taste of lobster ’til I was in my twenties and decided to remedy what I saw as an obvious hole in my culinary education. read more…
It’s early spring, still cold enough for gloves. I’m trotting figure eights on a hot headed ex-racehorse. Eights are lulling, soothing even, and soon my breath is synced with his and time is slipping a bit sideways. Slowly, breath by breath, the separation between horse and human dissolves. This is my first experience of transcendence.
Herbiary: Shop & Book
I spent my 34th year in Ireland apprenticed to a traditional healer. We crafted medicine from roots & bark, leaves & petals… and also from words, stringing them into stories to mend the spirit.
When I returned to the States I opened a small apothecary which has grown into Herbiary.com, with stores in Philadelphia, PA and Asheville, NC.
This blog is where I share my stories. In July, 2018 it will be joined by my first book, An Illustrated Herbiary. This book is whimsical, gorgeous, and OMG yummy; I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned!
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