Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pumpkin power to the rescue!

I first got introduced to pumpkin recipes via my wifes mom. She made pumpkin muffins as well as pumpkin bread and pumpkin shoes, wallpaper and a billion other pumpkin things. Ok maybe just the muffins but she liked to put pumpkin in other things as well. I really enjoy pumpkin with nutmeg and .... well everything. The seeds are amazing for your health too. If you feel you need something to help with your sleep take some pumpkin seeds!

Beating Heat

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To The Plow

Photography by Ursula Kowcun

Now I know that this blog is solely dedicated to my written works of poetry but sometimes it is good to reach outside the box. I made a comment about plowing and I felt it was worthy of thought. When we go through tragic moments in our lives, we hope that we can survive. We want to rise above our circumstances, become resolute. When weathering through our difficult and sometimes lonely situations we forget the deep seated pain that hides underneath. It is only when be begin to dig and plow through our emotional baggage that we find resolve. Ever since I committed to writing a autobiography book I began to find a new world of buried rocks. Thoughts and feelings left to breathe among the dark walls of pain. If I want my life to be fertile and productive I need to dig deep and carry away the rocks of shame, hurt and abandonment. I want a garden of new beginnings! I want to burst out with a life of faith, hope and love!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Still small Voice

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Dedicated to Shirley

I love your excitement for life, for joy and most of all for hope in every breath!
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Monday, September 20, 2010


Now I saw my friend adams website and he had stuffed peppers and it gave me a few ideas (thanks adam)
I boiled some eggs and made this tasty delight!

Here are the ingredients you will need:

1. 1 can of pink salmon
2. A jar of mayo (light)
3. Some dry dill
4. Hymalayan salt (or regular if you can't get it at a health food store)
5. Sheer hunger (everyone has this one)
6. A puree machine (magic bullet)
7. A pot
8. Water
9. Free range eggs (how many you desire)

Ok here it is in simple form.
Step 1:Boil your eggs and let them sit until cool.
Step 2:Puree the salmon with mayo to taste
Step 3:When eggs are cooled peel them and cut them in half
Step 4:Then cut the bottoms off so you can place them nicely on a plate (presentation)
Step 5:Take a tiny amount of salmon puree and cover the center of the egg (Yoke)
Step 6:Sprinkle a dash of salt (Hymalayan)
Step 7:A dash of dill
Step 8:Consume them before your visitors arrive (ok,don't do that but have one of them at least)
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Using apples :: Food :: All About You

Oh what can we do with an apple?!

Check the link below...

Using apples :: Food :: All About You

Apple Pie

1 double pie crust recipe (you will find 2 recipes here)
5 to 6 cups apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (to your taste and depends on the sweetness of the apples)
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash salt
2 tablespoons cold butter

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

Lay 1/2 the pastry, rolled out to about 1/8" thickness, in the bottom of the pie pan and press it in gently to lay flat in the pan. Leave the excess crust hanging over the edges for now.

Place peeled, sliced apples in a bowl. Mix together the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Pour over sliced apples and mix. Fill the pie pan with the apples and pat down with a spoon. Dot the filling with pieces of butter.

Moisten the lip of the pie pan with water. Place the top layer of rolled out crust over the filling, making sure crust reaches outer edges of the pie pan all around. Seal the edge and flute all around (see notes below for how to flute a pie edge).

Take a fork and prick the pie top in several places to create vents for steam to escape. Bake for 50 minutes, until pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling through the vents.

Let cool a bit before cutting to allow the filling to settle.

Makes 1 - 9" pie.

Strong Will

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Not Spoken

Photography by EVK
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Under Son and Thorn

Photography by Ursula Kowcun

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What Was Not

Photography by EVK

Often when we suffer tragedy we become initially numb. We try to survive the rubble, the pain and then the hero's journey begins! We all make choices to either let our suffering become us or we become something beautiful, something that is more than tears in the rain.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


Photography by Ursula Kowcun

Dedicated to Leona
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Best Food For Runners from Runner's

The Best Food For Runners from Runner's

These are my favs. I love eating almonds and having spaghetti the night before. In the morning I have eggs and oatmeal. Then I have a special smoothie (greens,banana,berries)

Salba� - Nature's Most Powerful Whole Food

Salba� - Nature's Most Powerful Whole Food

Scroll to the bottom of this webpage link and take a look at the amazing benefits of salba. It will surprise you!