Thursday, February 03, 2011

A RETURN TO FAERY: Experience the Enchantment of Ancient England with Me and Raven Keyes!

This has been months and months of planning in the works. Finally, Raven and I are thrilled to announce that we'll be taking a group of nine seekers to Glastonbury, England this summer for one hell of a tour. And yes, I'll be making your breakfast. Click on the flyer to enlarge/see more details. 

The Faery Foodie

I bet you didn't know that I am incredibly, passionately, obsessively in love with food.  Yes, it's true.

I worked eight years in the restaurant business everywhere from Ithaca to New York City to Nantucket, and now that I attempt to carve out a living as a writer, I was lucky enough to score a gig as a food writer for The Charleston City Paper. Incidentally, I hope my comment will hold more weight, those of you who have read my book, when I reiterate -- that chicken curry the Bikers made on Isle of Man? Phenomenal. (The trick is you have to leave it on the stove while you go to the Pub.)

So what's on my mind this week? None other than the Super Bowl, of course. This is a time when Eric and I throw a party -- he, so he'll have people to watch the game with, me, so I can pretend to be excited about watching the game and make delicious food. I try to watch, I really do. And it's not that I don't like football. I simply find eating, drinking, and conversing with wonderful people so much more rewarding than staring at a big screen TV. Go Packers.

Half time will find me in the sunroom, having (hopefully) lured a few of my gal-pals in behind me with a lovely, full-bodied glass of Cab, where we will be snacking and talking about gal-pal things while the die-hards hoot and holler from the living room. Thankfully, my husband doesn't mind my nefarious sun-room sneaking ways. At least, he probably figures, he knows where to find me.

So who has some delicious football favorites? This year I wanted to focus on variety in every sense of the word. On our menu:

- Sweet & Sour Meatballs

- Chicken Taquitos

- Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, that's right. Bacon.
The chicken taquitos come from Hungry Girl, so 2 taquitos only have 2.5 grams of fat and 197 calories. The other two are god-awful for you. But oh so delicious. And the thing I love best about this meatball recipe (if you could even call it a recipe) is that is so freaking easy.

Here are the links incase you'd like to whip any of these up:

Write me with your favorites - And as my father would say... bon appetit tout le monde!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Quote of the Day

"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. 

The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive." (Albert Einstein, 1954)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Horoscopes are up...

Greetings, Friends:

The magnanimous Susan Miller, Astrologist extraordinaire, has uploaded everyone's February horoscope... much of the time I'm not sure what I think about Astrology. And then I read my horoscope, and hers always seem to be eerily spot-on. So now I await the first of the month with fervent abandon.

Give it a whirl:

Perhaps the Universe has some goodies in store for you this month.

With love,