newsletter, fall 2004
Dear family and friends,
Hi everyone. We hope that you stayed dry and safe during the time of intense hurricanes. With 17 inches of rain during the last weeks, we had a lot of flooding in Asheville and hundreds of downed trees…
We have finally completed the planning stage of our new house/cooking school and have begun construction. What an endeavor! Though we started on schedule, hurricanes Frances and Ivan really slowed us down. We are thankful that we weren’t in danger or out of power. Our solar panels mounted on top of our RV still meet most of our electric needs. We lost some trees. Nevertheless, we hope to get “closed in” before winter sets in.
Nothing seems like fall as much as crisp, juicy and local apples. Do yourself a favor and find some grown by a farm near you!
Books We Recommend
Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the story of Meriwether Lewis' life and the Lewis & Clark expedition
Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter, a heartwarming, autobiography of a small boy growing up with guidance from the inspired wisdom of Cherokee grandparents
Fifty Russian Winters by Margaret Wettlin, an American women who lived in Russian with a detailed description of life there during 50 years of changing governments
New Yoga for People over 50 by Sousa Francina
Sites We Recommend
We have not been outside of Asheville since we’ve been under construction, but here’s a place that y’all can join us visiting from home. “Put in” at www.hober.com a homey oasis on the information highway. Hober is an internet radio station that specializes in eclectic, international, acoustic music. It is commercial free and plays as great background music on your home or business computer. One listener describes it as “my mountain home in the city.” We hope you enjoy your journey.
Renewable and Loving It!
Just a piece of inspiration to help us all think:
the earth were only a
few feet in diameter, floating a
few feet above a field somewhere,
people would come from everywhere to
marvel at it. People would walk around it
marveling at its big pools of water, its little
pools and the water flowing between the pools.
People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the
holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin
layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in
the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures
walking around the surface of the ball, and in the water.
The people would declare it precious because it was the
only one and they would protect it so that it would not
be hurt. The ball would be the greatest wonder
known, and people would come to behold it, to be
healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and
wonder how it could be. People would love it,
and defend it with their lives, because they
would some how know that their lives,
their own roundness, could be nothing
without it. If the earth were
only a few feet in
d i a m e t e r.
Cook's Tip/Recipe of the Month
Fall is a great time to add baked or steamed sweet Buttercup/Kabocha winter squash to your dinner menu.
Products of the Month
In search of the best tools, gadgest and ingredients
As promised last newsletter, here are several organic, extra-virgin, award-winning, great-tasting olive oil brands:
Olio Beato – call for availability (888) 421-6546
Bariani – call for availability (888) 593-8333
The Jonas handy measuring spoon (one piece with a tablespoon on one end and a teaspoon on the other) that we mentioned in the last newsletter is available at Sur La Table or call the company for availability in your area - (800) 243-0852
Inhale peace, exhale fear
Peace and blessings,
Lenore and Joe
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