FOOD

Chef Interview Series: Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis, who began her culinary career tossing pizza in college, has since foraged for wild herb in the Alps, made of mustard in Dijon, crushed olives in California, and harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily – and it all started...

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A Festive Feast for the Senses

This aromatic spice has been a staple of ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Used to stimulate and aid digestion, it’s anti-bacterial and anti – parasitic properties also give strong immune system support. Hailing from the Indian subcontinent, this is a regular feature...

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Between the Salt Water and the Sea Strand True Magic Lies…

Ah, rosemary, you sexy herb you! With a name that literally means ‘Dew of the Sea’, it is no wonder that, according to legend, the Greek goddess Aphrodite emerged from the ocean with it draped all over her… now, practicalities of that image aside, this herb really...

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Awaken your Wisdom with a Mystical Monastic Marvel

In his 1597 Herball, John Gerard explained that Sage “quickeneth the senses and memory, strengthens the sinews, restoreth health to those that have the palsy and taketh away shakey trembling of the members”. Well if that isn’t an advert for the benefits of sage, I...

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A Little Liquid Gold to Lift Your Soul…

Possibly the most potent herb on this planet…. “Phenomenal cosmic powers… itty bitty living space…” Whoops, side track…. Anyway, the main component in Turmeric, curcumin, is powerful at fighting and potentially reversing disease. With healing properties so strong that...

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Sweetness & Light: A Pancake fit for a Prince

Life is full of adventures and the best discoveries are often stumbled upon in the most random of circumstances. Take for instance the creation of the Crêpes Suzette. This is no ordinary pancake my friends, for this very dish has been the subject of quite significant...

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LIFESTYLE

The Art of Giving…..Why Giving Back is Like Breathing

“For it is in giving that we receive”      St Francis of Assisi During my time as a yoga teacher, I taught my students that giving back is like breathing. It was an important lesson for them to learn and one that I would like to share here. First, take a moment. Focus...

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The Essence of the French Table

The essence of the French table is deceptively simple. We have a strong sense of tradition and we love our tables.  Every meal in France is more of an occasion, which is different than here in the United States and it all starts with the table. A beautifully set table...

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Stir Up Your Secret Sauce to Shine Bright!

Hey Awesome Girl, Now that you’ve taken the time to discover the driving force behind your dreams, tell me, how did it feel to let go of all the things holding you back during those eight days working on your Go Go Juice? (if you haven’t had the chance to do this yet,...

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WELLNESS

The Alternative Guide to an Awesome Girls Weekender

March to a Different Beat on this Totally Tropical Zen Retreat “I honor the light, love, truth, beauty & peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one. Namaste.” Are you looking for more out of...

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Beauty on the Inside and Out

After an evening of indulging in rich food and fine wine, I make it a point the following few days to lovingly take care of my body. My favorite way is through juicing, smoothies and Epsom salt baths; which those are great for the inside, but what about the outside? I...

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Synchronize Your Watches, The Future is Coming…

When you think about the perfect summer camp experience, especially in the US, you generally picture lots of lakes, campfires and haphazard attempts at craft activities that get hauled home at the end of camp along with a healthy dose of holiday romance drama. Nowhere...

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Making Sure the Juice is Worth the Squeeze

Hey Awesome Girls, Do you ever feel as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders or struggle to keep up with the pace of change in this rapidly evolving world? Is the busyness of your life keeping you trapped in an endless cycle of reactionary routines,...

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Unlocking the REAL Secret of Life!

My grandmother was a formidable French woman who loved to cook. Actually, both of my grandmothers did. One had chickens in her yard and made wine and the other cooked with everything she had in her yard. I had some of the best meals of my life in their kitchens......

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