Thought for the Day

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. St. Augustine

Hijiki with Onion and Carrot for Laura

From Aveline Kushi’s Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking 1 ounce dried hijiki 1 t dark sesame oil 1 onion, sliced into crescent moons 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks spring water 2 to 3 T shoyu (soysauce) Put the hijiki into a bowl and soak for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Brush a frying […]

Oden for Naomi

From Aveline Kushi’s Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking Oden is a traditional Japanese stew, enjoyed especially during the colder months. It is cooked family-style on the table and eaten from the pot. Oden consists of tofu, daikon, and a wide variety of other ingredients in a broth and is frequently accompanied by hot sake. It […]

How to have good luck in 2005

Sometimes over the weekends, I go to Macrobi Garden in Osaka, where I study macrobiotic cooking and theory with Hiroyuki and Mie Naka. They are incredibly kind, compassionate, and intelligent people who glow very brightly. The most recent lecture with Hiroyuki was “How to have good luck in the New Year” The two parts to […]

Macrobiotic Summer Conference

P8150826 Originally uploaded by macro808. These are some of the beautiful people I study with in Japan. We all went to the macrobiotic summer conference in Vermont in summer of ’04

Start where you are

This whole concept of blogging is new to me, and suddenly, the whole thing feels a bit intimidating. How does it work? What do I do? What do I write? Is anyone listening? Strange! Even though this is a whole new realm of the internet for me, it seems important to stay up-to-date on current […]