Happy 2013 to everybody!!!! May this year provide you all with great healthy food, a healthy body, peace, joy and success!!!!

I spent a very wonderful and relaxing transition from 2012 into 2013, enjoying Rumi poems next to the dancing fire in the fireplace, and welcoming the new year with open arms. I made some kelp noodles as my first course; a rarity which I found for very first time  in my supermarket the week before. I purchased them and decided to give them a try!  Here is a simple recipe, which I made yielding a most lovely, nutty, creamy, crunchy and completely satisfying meal. To accompany the recipe, I am sending you a translation(s) of one of my favourite Rumi poems for you to ponder.



The people of this world are like the three butterflies

in front of a candle’s flame.

The first one went closer and said:

I know about love.

The second one touched the flame

lightly with his wings and said:

I know how love’s fire can burn.

The third one threw himself into the heart of the flame

and was consumed. He alone knows what true love is Continue reading “Nut butter Kelp Noodles” »

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Each time I eat Maultaschen I am reminded of a 76 year lady whom I met during my semester sojourn in Montreal as a student. I spent an exchange semester there and arrived not having secured a flat for myself. I found a cute bed and breakfast in the middle of the city, thinking that I would stay there for a couple of days until I was able to find my own place. The owner of the house was German, which her thick accent immediately revealed. As soon as I arrived at the house, I was greeted with a book of rules to which all boarders were to abide. Continue reading “Maultaschen and an Ever-Lasting Friendship 1” »

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The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.  ~Author Unknown

I was reminded recently of another lessons for Childhood experience that I had a few months ago, during the summer. Continue reading “Almond and Sour Cherry Biscotti and Lessons from Childhood 2” »

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