Mushroom hazelnut pate (nutrient-rich)

  My recipes are nutrient-dense.Recall that foods that typically contain saturated fatty acids are butter, red meats, coconut oil, and palm oil. Unsaturated fatty acids are found in plant foods; examples of monounsaturated fatty acids are olive oil and peanut oils. Examples of polyunsaturated fatty acids (two or more carbon bonds along the carbon chain)…

Different disciplines, different ideas, different foods

  Different disciplines of study can combine to spin a story that is elegant in terms of confronting convention wisdom — in this case, regarding saturated fat. Certainly, journalists like Gary Taubes are tirelessly writing about this, advocacy organizations (like the Westin A Price Foundation,), too. And just what kind of voice is palatable enough…

What’s the deal with sulfur?

  What’s the deal with sulfur (again)? To review, sulfur is a most critical nutrient and some medical/health geology. It is as cholesterol sulfate that the steroid works its magic. Sulfur is, in fact, widely discussed in medical geology. Others discuss it in biodynamics, as the silky element, wise and enduring. Environmentalists call it one…

Food choice and consumption

  Clearly, food choice and consumption is related to how much is wated on school trays.  Source: Net Of course, Wansink is not alone, and other scientists have entered into the sensory studies and food waste arena – in particular, Erminio Monteleone of the University of Florence. Monteleone heads the European Sensory Sciences Association and…

San Miguel de Allende

This few days in San Miguel de Allende have been a perfect blend of learning and teaching. First up, the 11th annual San Miguel de Allende Writer’s Conference and Literary Festival was a terrific mix of excellent faculty, stimulating keynotes, and interactive writing practice. Lessons learned about: Powerful storytelling (verbs, verbs, verbs), compelling writing (ending…

Whim W’Him/IN-spired

Whim W’Him/IN-spired/January, 2016/Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center There’s much about Whim W’Him’s winter program, besides the name, that is In-spired. The choreographers, the choreography, the dancers’ intriguing ensemble of five men (Kyle Johnson, Jim Kent, Patrick Kilbane, Thomas Phelan, Justin Reiter) and two women (Mia Monteabaro and Tory Peil), the artistic director, the performing space,…

The exquisite Jean-Christophe Maillot Romeo et Juliette

Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juliette offers roles that challenge even the most brilliant of dancers. In PNB’s winter program, featured dancers Noelani Pantastico, Lesley Rausch and Jerome Tisserand, Laura Tisserand, Seth Orza, Jonathan Porretta, Margeret Mullin, others – met that challenge. Could they be transcendent? (Yes, is the short answer. Read on.) So powerful in…

So You Think You Can Dance?

The So You Think You Can Dance 2015 Tour made it to the very wintery Pacific Northwest, heating up the city of Abbotsford, BC. On a frigid January 9, the 14 dancers of the tour played to a packed house – Abbotsford’s Entertainment and Sports Centre. As attendees were downing beer, pretzels, popcorn, hot dogs…