A Moving-in Celebration (and) Eating Local in Denver

This weekend was a greatly anticipated trip to Denver to see my son and daughter-in-law, their new place in the city (and their two dogs, a beagle and chihuahua mix, and cat, of course!) Coming from my garden in rural Colorado and with the cherries, apricots and peaches literally bouncing off the trees right now gave me…

Collard greens and andouille sausage with black eyed peas

For company last night, an impromptu delicious meal with collards and new potatoes from the garden. We started out with a glass of local Black Bridge Winery Chardonnay. These are my family’s heirloom crystal goblets. I remember family holiday dinners across the table from my twin sister Mary, tipping up these glasses as we’d drink our…

Entranced by the Bees

I found myself totally entranced with this photo after I uploaded it. With the beautiful bee, his pollen sacs bulging with the bright morning’s work at the elderberry flowers. The bushes and absolute throngs of bees are just by your head and shoulders, walking back into the garden. Early morning, the flower scent heavy, all…

In the Garden

listen within this moment winging inside a conscious rhythm surfaces in birdsong our breath tree shadows our hearts green dappling light tomato leaf and garlic scent dirt and water the steps we take earth on our knees the whole Universe inside us dreams become real a star bursts in daylight the seven sisters whirl across…

Corn Dance, vision behind my eyes of an ancient time

the dance begins slowly unheard music is part of the air i was a young man then i wore black crow feathers, black bear hide black paint changed my face my moccassins sang the red dust we each dance in a circle part of the larger circle as the light begins to change my heart…

Sour Cherry Season – with recipes

The season of Cherries is upon us! These trees are in my friends’ expansive organic AND biodynamic orchard in Paonia, Colorado – in the fruit grower’s valley, THE fruit grower’s valley of the state. I have an Italian plum, small “summer” apple, a big grape bower with Reliance and Thompson seedless grapes, a small strawberry…

Welcome to Pachamama’s Beautiful Food!

Welcome to Pachamama’s Beautiful Food! I am filled with wonder and joy every moment and especially every morning when I walk outside and witness Creation first hand in my garden. Feeling, seeing, nurturing, hearing — which plants are speaking out, asking for, teaching me. And listening, with a fluid sense by-passing the ears themselves, inwardly,…