Author: drkyre

Pivot Points, Coda

Pivot Points, Coda As I was thinking this over a few days later, I noticed a few things about my own pivot points – and of course these patterns may or may not apply to anyone else.  The high points: There is a period of discomfort prior to the pivot, just like Ken Wilber describes…

Noro Chevron Afghan

Noro Bias Stripe Afghan Adapted from the design book Timeless Noro Knit Blankets, published by Sixth+Spring Books in 2019, this pattern offers many possibilities for using up color-change yarns you have in your stash, so long as they are of similar weight.  Naturally, the book suggests that you use Noro self-striping yarns.  However, I used…

Pivot Point, Part 2

PIVOT POINT, Part 2 This morning it came to me that, for most people, their identity is bound up in what they do.  In a male-dominated world, the divine masculine yang energy of expansion is paramount, so we do things because we can, regardless of the end or side effects.  (For example, only in a…

Pivot Point, Part 1

PIVOT POINT, Part 1 Last Sunday was 02-02-2020, a palindromic date (and thus exceedingly rare – the next one will be in 03-03-3030).  Spiritually and energetically, this seems to be a moment to reaffirm our dreams and intentions.  My own teacher speaks of 2020 as a year of replenishment, of being blessed again after times…

Pear-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pear + Pumpkin Spice Cake This recipe is adapted from my own Honey Pumpkin Cake;  it takes about 15 minutes to make, 45 minutes to bake, and serves 12-14.  It’s not quite vegan, but you can make it so by using flax eggs rather than the eggs mentioned here.  You can use bottled or fresh…

Why Chocolate?

Why Chocolate? I had a wonderful conversation with a local French professor this morning, mainly about the new flow and focus relating to the divine feminine.  Both of us have experienced years of feeling driven, or being judged (internally and externally) for what we do rather than accepted for what we are.  As women, and…

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake At my recent New Year’s Eve party, one of our physics grad students Pranav Rao contributed this wonderful gluten-free cake, and very kindly shared the recipe (which he says he picked up from the NY Times, originally devised by Melissa Clark who writes the Good Appetite column). This luscious gluten-free…

Fabulous Xmas Pudding

Oh, MY! Vegan Christmas Pudding Both vegan and gluten-free, this recipe is so much easier and better than the typical heavy traditional Xmas pud. Instead of steaming for three hours, you can steam this in a pressure cooker or InstaPot for one hour. (Make sure your pudding basin will fit in the InstaPot before attempting…

Barbacoa Roast Cauliflower

Barbacoa Roast Cauliflower with coriander rice and almonds Recipe adapted from Thomasina Miers’ column in the UK Guardian, 2-Dec-2019 — and well worth it! Barbacoa is a celebratory dish from central Mexico: a marinade of chilies, spices, and garlic is slathered over goat or lamb and cooked overnight in a deep pit. Ancho chilies are…

Stuffing with Sour Cherries

Stuffing/Dressing with Sour Cherries My favorite part of a Thanksgiving (or Midwinter) dinner is the stuffing. Maybe it’s a treat because I so rarely eat bread… maybe it’s because I love the combination of rich savory flavors with the pop of sour cherries. Anyway, this was a big hit at our Thanksgiving feast in 2019.…