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Cooling Coconut Treats for Summertime!

Summer is the season of Fire & Water, or Pitta, according to Ayurveda and so cooling summer treats are on the menu in my house. Coconut is considered a cooling food and so is ideal for the summer diet. It is also high in good quality fat, is a source of protein, and is naturally sweet which is fantastic....

Nourishment: Reflections on Food, Family and True Health

"Off to Ma-mere's. Chaos of cousins, aunts, uncles all talking at once. As my dad had 11 brothers and sisters, there was no end of possible combinations and new stories to hear at the dinner table. And Ma-mere, fierce in "sa cuisine", wooden spoon, heavy pot, hunk of venison or some other meat (hunting and backyard gardening the norm at her house) always in her capable, strong hands. No amount of sidelong glances could get her to release, ahead of dinner, one of those sour, delicious pickles she kept in giant mason jars under the sink..."