Vast and Shining

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Here are some poems that I wrote after participating in a weekend zen retreat that left me feeling settled, gathered, animated and awake:

#1
Bright as a drop of dew in dawns first light
Clearly shining in all directions
Like an explosion of a newborn star
Inconceivably vast, subtle and serene; exquisite in all seasons
Returning to the source, forgetting who
I am at ease, curious and full of joy.
#2
Clearly shining
Infinite and vast
Flowing everywhere
How can there be any lack?
#3
Clear and bright, vast and shining
The subtle source radiates in all directions
I laugh out loud, returning
To cool air and a steaming cup of tea.

Preserved Lemons and Moroccan Cuisine

Kristin and I just got published in Taproot Magazine! Check out Issue 18: Preserve and our article on preserved lemons and the exotic flavors of Moroccan cooking!

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Kristin and I are very excited to let you all know that we were recently published Taproot Magazine, an ad-free magazine focused on family, farming, food and craft. We are honored to have recipes inspired by our years living in Morocco published in this wonderful magazine and encourage you all to check it out! Our article explains how to make preserved lemons and their use in three recipes. Two of those recipes come straight from the family we lived with in Morocco (we video taped them making these classic Moroccan dishes and then reviewed that video for this article). It was an interesting experience to take orally transmitted recipes from such a different culture and translate them into our language and our culture! We look forward to doing more of this cross-cultural translation and will post those recipes on this site!

If you pick up a copy of Issue 18:…

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