aren’t inflammatory for you,
know how they are grown and processed.
know your farmer
know your miller
know your baker.
learn how to eat and appreciate bread.





Cover art for self-published book

It felt a bit like opening presents when the first printing arrived. An internal vibratory experience: this is exactly how I felt.


Know your Grains

We can increase the biodiversity of our foods by looking beyond the common names. Every wheat has different subtle characteristics that affect the baked, steamed, fried batter or dough. When we are mindful about the source of our nurture, we can make adjustments to reflect the land and climate that is around us.

In Healing with Whole Foods, Paul Pitchford explains, “Wheat is one of the few foods which Chinese medicine attributes with directly nourishing the heart-mind. Wheat absorbs a wider range of minerals from rich soil than other grains. Its nutrient profile—the comparison of its nutrients with one another—is similar to that of the human body.”

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State of Women

The women of the Renaissance, like women of the Middle Ages, were denied all political rights and considered legally subject to their husbands. Women of all classes were expected to perform, first and foremost, the duties of housewife. Women who did not marry were not permitted to live independently. Instead, they lived in the households of their male relatives or, more often, joined a convent.

The theme of the life of a Renaissance woman was subjugation. A woman was controlled by her parents throughout her childhood, and then handed directly into the hands of a husband, whom she most likely had not chosen herself, and who would exercise control over her until her death or his. Only women of the highest class were given the chance to distinguish themselves, and this only rarely.

Find the cat.


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