Posts tagged "Autumn"

Plan in advance Thanksgiving

Plan in advance Thanksgiving
Today I realized that Thanksgiving is a short two weeks away and I need to plan my menu in advance for this year. What I am Serving Turkey, obviously.  In the past I ordered from the reputable Paulina Market in the city.  Now that I’m a suburbanite I no longer have that option and last year... Read more »

Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup

Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup
Happy Friday!  We made it through another week and I’m excited to share some of my favorite things from the week with you. I am finally watching this.  (I love that it takes place in Chicago) Do I need this beautiful clock? My sister was getting rid of these high tops and I cleaned them up.  They... Read more »

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah

What to eat on Rosh Hashanah
This is one of the first years that I remember hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner. I find it fun and interesting to learn and share the meanings behind some of the traditional and common foods we serve and eat on the holiday. Honey is for a sweet new year.  The reason they are commonly shared with apples... Read more »
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Practicing santosa can make our world so much better

Practicing santosa can make our world so much better
Santosa is part of the Niyamas and means being content with what we have.  According to yoga philosophy practicing santosa in our lives will bring us a sense of peace and inner joy. Yesterday we celebrated the Jewish New Year and the Rabbi spoke about schaudenfreude, a pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. These days... Read more »

Stop and look at the colorful leaves

Stop and look at the colorful leaves
This week I’ve been noticing the colorful leaves as I walk the kids to and from school. Some of them are so bright and unique, I have a hard time not stopping to pick them up in admiration. There are days I shuffle through the crunching leaves preoccupied by my cell phone, children or thoughts... Read more »

Five reasons to love autumn

Five reasons to love autumn
It has been a long summer and lots of happy memories were made. I’m somewhat surprised; as I’ve always been a summer girl, but I am thrilled the new season is here. Here are five reasons to love autumn.  1. Apples.  Hopefully we will get a chance to go apple picking soon, but in the meantime... Read more »
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My journey through the labyrinth

My journey through the labyrinth
Last night instead of sitting on my couch in front of my computer, I was slowing walking through a labyrinth. To celebrate the Fall Equinox, New Moon and Jewish New Year, I gathered behind a church in Deerfield with my mom, sister, two friends and our spiritual advisor, Laura. Before we began we sat on... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Autumn Sweet Potato Squash Soup

Meatless Monday: Autumn Sweet Potato Squash Soup
With temperatures dropping, Halloween decorations coming out and leaves on the sidewalk I’m fully embracing the month of October.  I’m having a hard time staying warm and I’m always in the mood for hot soup. Inspired by Dorie Silverman’s Curried Sweat Potato Peanut Soup in Claire Mark’s new and awesome cookbook, Cooking with Yogaview, I... Read more »

Five Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox

Five Ways to Celebrate the Autumn Equinox
Somewhere between the strike and the hospitalization, autumn has bestowed herself upon us. I’m never one to welcome the end of a carefree summer, yet this year it seems to arrive appropriately. My garden is droopingly thirsty and I wore a jacket for the first time today. Now that fall is here, I’m inviting it... Read more »
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How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys

How to Keep Squirrels away from Pumpkins and Costco Turkeys
Somehow I blinked and the world changed from bright, colorful fall days to windy, chilly, bitter autumn and today is back to sunny and warm.  This week I  turned on the butt warmer in my car for the first time and bought by daughter a winter jacket.  Just like my kids being unpredictable, fall weather seems similar; I never know... Read more »