Personal Notes: Greetings.
This is proving to be an interesting month – it is all
about movement and connecting. The
movement is about traveling – shuffling between NJ, TX, WI and UT. Connecting is about making new friends and
being in contact with so many long time friends – both electronically
and via visits – through my travels and multiple sets of house guests
in between. It’s all good. Even the enclosed article and recipe are
about connecting. See the notes included
In This Issue
– Barley read more...
Featured Recipe – Barley Porcini Risotto read
Featured Article – Lotus Touts read more...
Tools to Create a More Balanced Life – Two targeted home-study programs read
Get to Balance read
Looking for a Speaker? read
New at Seeds To Change Featured CD – 10 Top Tips for a Healthier You read
Quote of the Month Connections read
Barley A wonderful (one of my favorites).
It’s chewy and substantial. I sometimes make instead of or in combined
with rice. I particularly like it in colder months. It is considered a strengthening
grain. And, can’t we all use
more strength these days. Specifically,
it strengths the spleen-pancreas, the intestines and digestion. It also stimulates appetite and is excellent
in reducing pitta and kapha.
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This is a great fall recipe and
it’s a great people connecting recipe.
This was part of my Italian healthy cooking class- all the participants would have to opportunity to
“stir the pot” This is a
great dish to make with a group of people in the kitchen.
Barley Porcini Risotto Serves 6
2 T olive
1 / 2 cup
1 / 4 cup
porcini mushrooms, sliced
1 1 / 2
cup pearl barley
HOT vegetable or chicken broth
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 / 4 cup
freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (or use soy parm. Cheese)
oil in a large heavy sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and sauté for 3 minutes;
add the garlic and mushrooms and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the barley and stir to coat with
oil/butter, sauté for 3 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Lower the heat and add the stock 1 ¼ cup at a time, cooking and
stirring frequently for about 15 minutes or until stock is absorbed. If the stock is absorbed too quickly lower
the heat. After 1 hour all the stock
should be absorbed and the barley cooked.
If not, raise the heat to boil off the stock. Stir in cheese and parsley. Taste and adjust seasoning, if
necessary. Serve hot garnished with
that I have not heard from in a while recently emailed me the
“chain” email below. I
rarely open these much less forward these.
I really like this one and seems to be related to my theme this month
ONE . Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully .
TWO . Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their
conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE . Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you
FOUR . When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE . When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX . Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN . Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT . Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams
don't have much.
NINE . Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the
only way to live life completely.
TEN . . In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN . Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE . Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN! . . . When someone asks you a question you don't want to
answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN . Remember that great love and great achievements involve
FIFTEEN . Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN . . When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN . Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for
others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN . Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN . When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps
to correct it.
TWENTY . . Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
TWENTY- ONE . Spend some time alone.
A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart
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Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects.
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