No borders !



So what that there was no recipe ! No plan ! Just BEING !
A quiet meditation! Actually more like a pondering on the completion of a fun spice class in San Francisco.
The dance of the spices continued way after the class and the students were gone. The true nature was being honored! Empty Kitchen! Empty Classroom and yet the lingering aromas of the spices remained.

Inspired by that a unique spice blend was born!

Black sesame seeds
Nigella seeds
Bay leaves
Curry leaves
Dried orange peels
Fennel seeds
Black pepper

Recipe you ask !!!!
Sniffed. Touched. Blended.
I can only say that the blend is absolutely brilliant. It crosses all borders !!!
It is being titled The Spice Blend without Borders for now !!!


Many things happening on this journey !

Yes! The journey has taken many thousands of steps since the last post! Loss of family! Loss that comes with more loss! But the mantra is strong!

I am grateful !
I am thankful!
I am ever hopeful!
Loss has been balanced by gaining new friendships!
Gaining a new year to sow seeds , plant and reap the harvest!

Today is Makar Sankranti in Indai! A harvest festival! Giving thanks !
No intentions!
No resolutions !
2015 is a practice of everything being perfect for Now !
Just BEing!

Wising all a peaceful, joyful and a wellBEing Year ahead of them !


How To Make 16 Different All-Natural Household Products … For Mere Pennies


Image source:

By  Bethany Conant Off The Grid News

It’s amazing how much money can be saved when switching from traditional household products full of chemicals to simple all-natural products.

Don’t believe me? Give it a try.

Most of the products on the list below contain inexpensive ingredients such as baking soda, borax, vinegar and lemon juice. The slightly more expensive ingredients like virgin coconut oil and essential oils are used in very small amounts.

All these products are easy to make within minutes, so let’s get started.

You will need:

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Borax
  • Lemon juice
  • Regular bar soap
  • Extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Herb teas of choice
  • Essential oil of choice (lavender or tea tree recommended)

1. Dish soap

Mix 1 part borax, 1 part baking soda, 1 part lemon juice, and 2 parts hot water. Option: Add a few…

View original post 34 more words