Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Puffed Grains and Breakfast Cereals, should we eat them?

These are pretty scary experiments and I feel for those poor rats (may they rest in peace).
I only eat corn flakes once in a blue moon and I eat rice cakes when I don't have the time or all the ingredients to bake some GF/SCD bread.
I was aware that puffed/extruded cereals were unhealthy and somewhat toxic because the process and the stress caused to the grains is far from natural.
This article has inspired me to stop eating them all together...
I think I'm going to bake a coconut flour bread tonight...

http://editor.nourishedmagazine.com.au/articles/puffed-grains-should-we-eat-them

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Matcha Green Tea Soaps


Here they are, as promised!...And all natural (you know me) ;).
I enjoy making soap and would like to make some more often, using either hydrosols/floral waters or teas (especially my own signature blends).
These Matcha Green Tea Soaps are handmade with saponified oils (olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil) with coconut milk, organic nettle infusion (with spring water), camellia oil, matcha green tea, french green clay, raw mountain honey and benzoin tincture (a natural preservative).
If you are not familiar with matcha, it's the powdery green tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

March's Tea Selection: Madame Butterfly

Madame Butterfly is one of my favorite. I wish more people knew about it because it deserves to be better known and fully appreciated. Madame Butterfly is a floral blend: aromatic, springy, delicate and feminine. For this precious brew I blend white tea with lilac, pesticide-free rose petals & pesticide-free jasmine blossoms...Faery Blessings in a cup ;).

Monday, March 02, 2009

A Conversation with Frank MacEowen

Probably not his latest interview but interesting nonetheless...

http://www.lightworks.com/MonthlyAspectarian/1997/December/1297-07.htm

My Current Read : "The Opening of the Way - A Practical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of Ancient Egypt" by Isha Schwaller de Lubicz

An interesting, complex and enlightening read infused with esoteric knowledge (which makes a lot of sense once explained) such as alchemy and astrology. Highly recommended.

From the back cover:
"...In our present era, research into human nature has taken a biological, chemical, and mechanical direction that offers few helpful answers to questions about how life ought to be lived. The nervous imbalance caused by this analytical mentality cannot tolerate silence or stillness - essential elements of intuition and spiritual experience.
The author helps us recognize that it is by the path of silence and meditation that we understand our relationship to the universe. She introduces us to states of subtle energy that enable us to rise above the "animal man" and offers an overview of the human body that shows how the organs and bloodstream are connected to sources of vital energy. If we apply this knowledge correctly, we can gain awareness of the harmony that governs the human organism and how it is related to corresponding functions in the universe. Above all, The Opening of the Way guides us to the intelligence of the heart, which is our key to self-mastery and our connection to higher consciousness."
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