Spirit To Sole Connection

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A cup of tea with reflection

It is All- Hallows Eve a time to remember those that have gone before us. This morning I sat and opened my heart & third eye energies , I asked to spend a few seconds of time with my grandmother’s. Giving this intention to the Universe.

As I began washing the dishes from last nights late snack, Clara Muetz(my paternal grandmother) came to me. I felt her hug, I saw her eyes of sparklie brown, in my minds eye- this lead to a view of many family gatherings. At first I could smell strong coffee, wafflin by my nose and my scenses filled with the scent of her apple strudel baking. I felt her presents and I thanked her for her gifts.

Two hours later I went to the grocery store and ran into my grandmother Frances McLaughlin’s( my maternal grandmother) neighbor, by now Mrs Harris is a very old lady, she was being helped by someone and I didn’t want to disturb them. As I walked along the grocery store isle, I heard someone whistling a song from my 1940 “Sweetheart. Sweetheart”, I knew my grandmother  was sending me a message. Quick of wit, humor, creative, with eyes bluer then the sky above. Thank you, I am in total gratitude for my ancestors whom foraged the path before me!

Tonight take some time to “Cherish were you came from”, let your ancestors know how important they are to you in this time called “human Life”.

Picture of my grandfather William McLaughlin!william-mclaughlingrandpop

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Pumpkin Chai Soup

Did you know you can flavor soups with left over tea?

Think of the flavor of Chai tea and the flavor of pumpkin? They go together so nicely.

Pumpkin Soup with Chai

2 ½ cups of vegetable stock

1 cup strong Chai tea

One 16 ounce can of pureed pumpkin

1  cup organic milk( or milk substitute)

1 onion chopped fine

2 garlic cloves chopped fine

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon olive oil

Two one inch wide ribbons of orange peel

2 bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot add butter and olive oil, add in onion, garlic, orange rid and bay leaves. Saute until onions are soft, then add in pumpkin, Chai tea  and veggie stock cook for 30 minutes and stir often. Before serving, remove the orange peel, bay leaves and stir in milk- heat until warm and serve.

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The warm summer winds have shifted

Tis a change in the wind!

As the seasons start to change, daylight gets less and it turns a bit chilly. It is time to focus on the changes in the seasons that are about to come. We need to be mindful about the foods we are eating and the herbs we are taking.

Tis the season to build our immune system.

Foods, can be our best allies in the fall and winter season. Eating more seasonal produce, such as greens, squashes, pumpkins, onions and garlic, all aid the boosting of the immune system. Soups are a nice way to eat healthy produce, by adding some herbs and spices, this is now a power house of “Super foods”

Bone Broth with Root Veggies

½ gallon bone broth

1 onion chopped fine

6-8 cloves of garlic chopped fine

2 carrots grated

4 ribs of celery chopped fine

½ large(1/2 cup) turnip chopped fine

½ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

Hot pepper to taste

 

In a large soup pot, place the Olive Oil, Onion, garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Add carrots, celery, turnip, pour bone broth over top of the sautéing vegetables. Add the salt, pepper and bay leaves and simmer for 1-2 hrs.

Feed your immune system with health body building foods!bone-broth


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Cold and Flu Honey

We are headed into a challenging time of year! Cold and Flu season! There are some supplies I always have in my medicinal cabinet.

Cold and Flu Honey

1 glass quart jar with tight fitting lid

1 whole orange sliced

1 whole lemon sliced

1 whole lime sliced

2 inch slice of fresh ginger sliced in rounds

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon turmeric

2 tablespoons fresh grated horseradish

8 cloves of garlic sliced

1 Quart organic Honey

Place all the ingredients in the large glass quart jar and top off with honey until it reaches the top of the jar. Place in a cool dark place for 1-4 months ( can start using when it is 2 weeks old)

At the first sign of sniffles, body aches, take a tablespoon full at a time.cold-and-flu-honey