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This weeks Eats

I love making things easy for me. Easy should not mean blasé though. One project I started this year is to make a yearly book of menus. I decided to do 6 weeks of menus for each season based on what we eat around here. This is week two of my Winter Menus

We do eat meat as you can see but I do try to not eat a ton of it. So two menus typically will be vegetarian. I also am trying to have more seafood and I am a big fan of Seafood watch. You can check out the best seafood choices for your state here.

Monday
Baked pasta with sun-dried tomatoes.
basically this recipe but I add in the sun-dried tomatoes to the sauce

Tuesday
Green Greens enchiladas

Wednesday
Clam Chowder
I’m gluten free so no flour for me. I just use GFree flour.

Thursday
Sweet and Sour pork
Scroll ALLLLLLLLL the way to the bottom

Friday
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
I use ground turkey usually

Saturday
seared scallops with apple cider-balsamic glaze

Sunday
Chicken pot pie

Happy Eating

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What it looks like

  
When it’s not raining this is what late winter looks like here. It also looks like loads of coffee and tea while I do that woman thing of trying to do to much. This is particular to this season though. As I have progressed with living a really intentional life, I have fallen much more in the rhythms of the seasons.

 Winter finds me snuggled down in a cozy chair with a books and journals. As the world spins towards spring the energy shifts and everything is waking up. I think of myself more like a circus performer balancing on a ball, balancing a bunch of stuff on my nose and head and juggling. 

Work is intense this time of year for me and the garden needs all the attention of a newborn. Longer days stretch in front of me with the promise of you can do it all just have one more cup of tea.

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Have some Tea and catch up

I haven’t written here in so long. I have ideas and thoughts tumbling around in my head but like so many people life just takes over at times. A day goes by then another, and before you know it weeks and years have passed. I am not sure if a full year has passed but thought maybe today would be a good day to stop by, and say hi.

It is almost spring in my part of the world. The plum tree is in full bloom and the garden beds need some attention. I like the feeling of energy in the air as winter melts into spring with impossibly blue skies one day and rain the next.

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Poppy’s Seeds Academy

Hi darling dears. Well I have been absent from this space for a while but I wanted to pop back in to share exciting news.

Next year Poppy’s Seeds Academy will open for its first year. We will be working on connecting to our Divine self and developing our spiritual self. We will also great your very own Book of Days. I am so excited! I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think. For the whole scoop click here.

here is a very short video

Poppy’s Seeds Academy 2015 from Helen Peterson on Vimeo.

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Happy Ostara!

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Hope you are having a lovely day! If you want some inspiration feel free to pursue my Ostara pin board.

And if you have not already signed up for Poppy’s Seeds Academy Newsletter follow this link and get special love from me every Tuesday!

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Poppy’s Seeds Academy

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Wonderful News! We are moving forward with Poppy’s Seeds Academy. A Modern school for Modern witches where we Nurture the growth of your spirituality by teaching you the whys and the hows of the old ways while helping you find your own path.

If this is something you might be interested in please sign up through this link http://mad.ly/signups/103267/join.

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Todays Lesson: are you being tricked?

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This afternoon I was driving home after picking up Little, and movement across a field caught my eye. A cyotoe was shaking it’s head in a vigorous fashion. The way a dog will shake off water. This lasted no more then a split second but the lesson was immediate.

 

Two things you should know before we really get into this. First the coyote is viewed as a trickster by many folk traditions. The second is that I love coyotes. They speak to me on all levels. I realize that many humans do not care for them, and find it strange the amount of affection I have for them. My neighbor, to use an recent example, was telling me I should get a deer fence to keep all the wildlife off our property. “Keep the dear and those damed coyotes out”.  I wonder about people who move to the country and then want to keep all of nature out but that is another story. 

Lets get back to the lesson

A coyote shaking water off. 

We all know the parse you have to shake it off.  Meaning get over it and move on but what does it mean when a coyote is telling us to shake it off?

What are you paying attention to that is not really important? What have you been tricked in to believing (by someone else or you) that you are responsible for? What are you being tricked into spending your time and energy on (again either by you or by someone else) that really is not part of your purpose? What are you telling yourself as excuse for why you are not living the life you want? 

Take another look.

See the trick for what it is

And

Shake it off!

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Preschool projects

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Little and I worked on this project the other day. First she separated and sorted all of the bands by color. Then we used Youtube to find out how to make the bracelet and then we went out to the laundry line to find a clothes pin.

We were about half way done here, and it occurred to me that this would be a great little protection trinket.

“keep me safe, keep me sound
while my wrist you are wrapped around.
I will be out of harms way
all through the night and day”

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4.4 billion-year-old crystal is oldest piece of Earth

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Daily Om ~ Your Most Vital Commitment

A Sacred Journey

photo(248) We can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. Within each of there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or “you time.” Most of us are, at different times throughout the day, a spouse, a friend, a relative, an employee, a parent, or a volunteer, which means that down time, however relaxing in nature, is not necessarily “you time.” Though some people will inevitably look upon “you time” as being selfish, it is actually the polar opposite of selfishness. We can only excel where our…

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