The Virgin and the Wind

My first-ever blogpost. First posted April 2009. The wind whipped upriver all week. Chairs lost their footing, a screen door twisted off it’s hinges, and the prayer hands of La Virgen broke off when she fell to the ground. I’m sensitive to the wind. In Ayurveda, those of us with a prana imbalance are labeled […]

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Three Secrets of Ayurvedic Cooking

The six tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Western diets have a lot of salt, sweet and some sour. But what of the other three tastes? Here in Texas pungent (hot peppers) is very popular but what of bitter and astringent? Bitter (leafy greens) and astringent (beans, potatoes, apples, broccoli) are often […]

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