Through the Fire

Cooking our way into a new relationship with food!

Welcome to our collective Journey through the fire. Fire transforms. Fire burns away the old and makes room for the new. Let’s explore together how to make the Kitchen a sacred space, how cooking can change the way we feel about food and the way we feel about feeding ourselves and others. We will celebrate how we make miraculous changes in our bodies, hearts, and spirits . I invite you to embark on this Journey through the Fire.

Mmmm, Cake

  Cake is not my favorite dessert, but what to do when interest in having a piece or two arises ? Search the internet. My basic feeling about dessert these days is that it either needs to involve fresh fruit or more often – chocolate! Dessert doesn’t have to uber sweet anymore, just delicious and… Continue Reading


 in my garden! “Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum  In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! ” Robert Frost   Why eat blueberries, aside from their deliciousness? They are very high in anti oxidants, and low on the glycemic index scale. All… Continue Reading

Interesting Ingredient – Ghee Today’s post is another in my ongoing series about highly nutritional ingredients I find interesting and useful. If you have questions or are curious about any particular ingredient, drop me an email at and I will put it on the list. Today’s ingredient is ghee. This is a traditional Indian and Ayurvedic ingredient… Continue Reading

Interesting Ingredient – Mesquite Powder Here is another post in my continuing series of exploring interesting ingredients. Have you tried mesquite powder ? It is surprisingly sweet and makes a lovely high fiber addition to recipes that are traditionally made with flour. It is low on the glycemic index scale, gluten free, and a source of protein. I like… Continue Reading

Interesting Ingredient – Nutritional Yeast   Whether it makes you think of the 60’s and old hippies or the new trendy veganism, nutritional yeast is being seen all around town and the internet. Promoted by Adele Davis in the 1950’s, and by almost every big name internet nutrition guru out there today, nutritional yeast has gone mainstream. It is a… Continue Reading


I was looking for some particular old blog posts and came across this one with some great ideas for strawberries this spring. So here is a reprint from a few years ago… Strawberry season is upon us here in Santa Cruz   I wait all winter for the first strawberries. Now, Spring is here and… Continue Reading

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