Weekly Update 11-16-09

Posted November 16th, 2009

‘Tis squirrel season. Days elapse amongst the acorn hustle. Nights meander beneath the waning moon. A span of recipitating overcast offered refreshing nourishment to the fledgling winter garden. Vibrant sunshine has since been all encompassing.

The sprouts are stoked. Folks in the Forest illuminate with joyous play. Whether sharing milk and cookies, breathing a unified deep, reading aloud poetry, revealing super hero identities, enthusiastically facilitating Hostel tasks, munching with abstract spoons, or engaging in acro yoga and thai massage.

Next weekend includes an ethnobotanical intensive. Abundant of gratitude perpetuates.

And kicharee, a deliciously nutritious dish, is a recent fave. Apx 25 hungry travelers can be fueled with the recipe below:

3 1/2 c lentils
3 1/2 c brown rice
14 c water
4 1/2 tbsp earth balance or butter
1 tbsp (ea.) cumin seeds & mustard seeds
3/4 tsp hing/asatoetida
1 tbsp (ea.) coriander seed powder, tumeric, cumin powder, garam masala & sea salt
2 1/4 tbsp fresh ginger, fine diced or shreaded

Boil water with lentils and rice. Bring to simmer. Allow to linger ‘til absorbed, stirring occassionally. Meanwhile, saute seed spices in melted earth balance or butter until pop. Add remaining spices and fresh ginger. Blend sauteed spices amidst lentils and rice. Chomp!

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel Staff