Friday, April 19, 2013

A simple breakfast

Leafy greens, delicious pasture raised eggs are always good. I can eat poached eggs a few times a week instead of fried ones. This is one of the breakfasts I often make. It is simple, delicious and packed with nutrients.


Two organic medium sized potatoes, sliced (as thick as you want)
Half a bunch of kale or Swiss chard torn or chopped
Two eggs
Two tablespoons of vegetarian broth or water
Two cloves of garlic, chopped
Two green onions
Olive oil
Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste


Bring a pot of water water to boil, add the potatoes and cook them half way through. Drain and cover. Heat the olive oil and add the greens. Cook for two to three minutes, then add the potatoes. Cook until the green are wilted. Stir in the garlic. At this point, add the broth or water, cover and let the mixture cook. The broth helps the potatoes soften. Check after two minutes, add more liquid if needed and cook. Make sure you do not put too much liquid. Meanwhile poach the eggs. Spoon the greens and potato mixture on a plate. Lay the poached eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Armstrong Woods

It was our second time at Armstrong Woods. Going to the woods is one of our favorite activities. The coolness, depth, mystery, and beauty of wilderness is just heavenly. In a way walking in the forest, inhaling the scented air, and experiencing the nature untouched by human hands, purifies the body and mind. Life once again becomes precious. 

We took that scary, winding, narrow dirt road to the frog pond. The sun was out and it was quite a nice day. The air was so fresh, clean and sweet with mixed scents (mainly bay). We smelt leaves, blossoms and fungi. Tasted a few leaves from different plants. We gathered some ash for our tiny backyard garden and for my dye projects. Talked to a ranger who has spotted bob cats, wild pigs, foxes and coyotes. At some point we saw this beautiful apple tree blossoming in the wilderness. Of course we did a few Yoga poses too.