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  • The Spice Life

    “There is no life without a seed and there is no seed without a life”

    Venerable Bhante Buddharakkhita

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    Secrets of the Lipstick Tree. Annatto Revealed

    DO YOU KNOW ANNATTO? Cheeky earth-red seeds ripen into becoming. Bird-beaked in form, colour dangerous. Why discover you now? With so much prickly pain outside this primal pod. Are you ready to share your secrets? This Summer I became obsessed with Annatto seeds as I recalled a certain soup. Late Summer corn. Recipe by my best friend Myra Kornfeld in her first cookbook, “The Voluptuous…

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    Ayurveda & Peace in the Middle East

    Hello Beautiful Soul. I was absolutely over the moon to receive in the mail today this most cherished bottle of Middle East Peace perfume as a gift from The 7 Virtues Perfume Company . This grand delivery of aromatic peace came about through a synchronistic connection on Instagram noting how the three main ingredients are a beautiful Tridoshic blend…

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    #foodporn to nourish the Goddess within

    I have been bursting to share this GORGEOUS three and a half page spread in VISTA Magazine’s Summer Issue. I almost passed out with pleasure when it came out. My good friends Katharine Herringer (Editor) and Iván Álvarez de Lorenzano (Art Director) have turned this magazine into a feast for the eyes. These recipes were part…

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    Swooning Birds of Paradise

    Happy Valentines Day my love. Yes, indeed this Day of Love was created and is ritualized worldwide. Even though I believe every day to be a day of LOVE how can we not engage as lovers and beloveds everywhere ceremoniously declare their love on this day. You may not be surprised that the spices come…

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    This Bark Has a Sweet Bite

    HAPPY SPICY NEW YEAR GORGEOUS SOUL! A most auspicious sprinkling of sweet blessings in this 2017 year! I could not resist sharing this particular Spice Deck Card on day one of the new year. I suspect you may have a Sankalpa (sacred intention) to further raise your consciousness around what you put into your amazing body…

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    YOUR ESSENTIAL HOLIDAY SPICE LIST

    Hello gorgeous friend! HAPPY SOLSTICE, CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH!  It is indeed that time of year where I whip out all my fave spices and get very aromatically attuned to the Winter Holiday season. Personally I’ll be celebrating all 3 of these holidays. I’m going to share my spice list with you as well as some…

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    A time to feast and a time to fast

    The auspicious nature of the holidays has me thinking about what it means to both feast with abundance and fast with awareness. In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving with the harvest in early October. This year it is Monday Oct 10th and the very next day at sundown is Yom Kippur. We (those of us observing…

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