‘Genesis Project’ Raising a Glass to New Beginnings

True Story. One afternoon about two years ago I received a life-changing email. A gentleman from a national media firm mentioned he thought I would be a perfect fit for a Seattle company they had in their portfolio. It had the same focus as my online site and they were looking for an editor for a term of 6-months minimum and liked my work enough … Continue reading ‘Genesis Project’ Raising a Glass to New Beginnings

Cooking for a Tibetan Lama: A Singular Experience

The photograph is from a web page titled “Chinese Buddhism.” The caption reads: “Gonpo Tseten Rinpoche transmitting the Yeshe Lama, Forestville, CA 1981” I’m almost positive this photograph was taken on the ranch that summer. During the summer of 1981 I was living on a ranch in Northern California working on a writing project, which ultimately proved unsuccessful, however that’s a story for another time. … Continue reading Cooking for a Tibetan Lama: A Singular Experience

The Bon-Vivant Girls’ Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Eating Out

by Nathalie Botros We all know how to lose weight: “eat less and healthier, exercise more”. So how come we keep failing? It isn’t because of lack of strength and determination, but because we try to lose the weight with a “diet”. The minute we say the word “diet”, our brain translates it to “restriction”. Which means we are forbidden to eat what we want. In … Continue reading The Bon-Vivant Girls’ Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Eating Out

New Orleans: Friday to Sunday, Food for the Gods

By Paul Rest Well, obviously no gods were there, at least not any that I could see. But there was some magic that happened weekends in thousands of households in the Greater New Orleans area that made one feel as if one was transported to a heavenly realm of gastronomical delights. It started like this: On Friday morning, the man of the house would leave … Continue reading New Orleans: Friday to Sunday, Food for the Gods

In the Bleak Midwinter: Food stories from my youth by Paul Rest

By the time February rolled around, winter’s firm grip in our area meant the implementation of different menus. Meals changed from those during the late autumn and early winter months and often included wild game, nuts and lots of canned vegetables from the basement cellar. Vegetables served for meals were canned or flash frozen and found in one of the freezer food sections at our … Continue reading In the Bleak Midwinter: Food stories from my youth by Paul Rest

After The New Year – Sharing from the year before by Paul Rest

A Cold January Evening / Paul Rest When I was growing up, the New Year began with a culinary change. Sadly the remaining Christmas tins were slowly being depleted of their delicious, sugary contents. Outdoors, the weather was often below zero with overcast slate gray skies and the streets a mess with slushy snow, now sprinkled with a coating of coal dust. When the Christmas tree came … Continue reading After The New Year – Sharing from the year before by Paul Rest

Wine industry leads way on solar uptake By Nick Carne

An aerial view of one of the three solar arrays Yalumba is installing in the Barossa Valley. DOZENS of wineries in Australia’s premier wine state are harnessing the sun’s power for purposes beyond growing grapes. South Australian wineries are embracing solar energy at twice the rate of other business sectors, installers say. Yalumba Wine Company in the Barossa Valley is just weeks away from completing … Continue reading Wine industry leads way on solar uptake By Nick Carne