LF Fruit Salad


again, not the world’s most brilliant photos, but you get the idea

2% brine (VI sea salt) with 1/4 c maple apple syrup & some spices (cinnamon, ginger, mace) & some brewed water kefir to kickstart stuck in DIY fermentation vessels for a couple of days

fruit used in left: mango, grapes, honeydew melon, cantaloupe melon

fruit used in right: mango, black plums, Asian pear

basic recipe via GNOWFGLINS

Sourdough No-Knead Bread

working on this

for D’s birthday dinner tonight … but I think the flour is less than fresh so the result may be inedible

will do again, it was just all I had at 9 pm last night!

Separations and Reunions

practice… gratitude and ego-free love

The Authentic Statement

Separations and reunions have their own irony.  The sweetness of being together again, the pain of finding that there has been a separation in life experiences.  How to meld the two so that the result is not distance or resentment, but the chance for further understanding and closeness?

Firstly, it is about attitude, which can involve gratitude, love, and a vision for wanting to understand and accept the others experiences as something that makes that person even better than they were before.  Secondly, there has to be a relaxation that everything will work out as it is supposed to- this is equated to a feeling of total peace.  Lastly, the chance for understanding and closeness means getting outside of ourselves.  This is when it becomes essential to get beyond the attitude of being right and justified in responses that are less than relationship building.

The last criteria is…

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LF “Greek” Salad WIP

LF "Greek" salad WIP

LF “Greek” salad WIP

'matoes & cukes

‘matoes & cukes

2% brine + oregano, coriander, green peppercorns + fresh, pesticide-free local cucumbers & cherry tomatoes from Gamboa Greenhouses into DIY fermentation vessel for a couple of days…

Pig Day

for us, two moments mattered the most on pig day





what they said … all of it (except we didn’t get a professional butcher in)

we miss the girls, and they’ve fed a lot of people (they were each just shy of 400 lbs at slaughter) with delicious meat & fat

two more planned for on the way this spring