Category: Diary

From Restauration to Restoring Health

For those reading this who loved and missed my restaurant, Restauration, I want to explain the trajectory that takes me from Restauration to my new business, Small Wonder Food.  Many have asked why I am not reopening as a restaurant and I want to…

Changing The World

Food has changed the world many times over and will continue to do so. Food is health, but also culture and tradition.  From the earliest forms of cultivation, to nomadic lifestyles, to crushing poverty, to the obesity and disease epidemic—food is front and center….

Good News About Chocolate

Check out this handout I created about Theobromine–a phytonutrient abundant in chocolate. Theobromine–The Good News About Chocolate ‘Tis the season to overindulge. Instead of overindulging with coffee and chocolate, I propose a much healthier alternative.   If your body tolerates chocolate well (it can…

The Amazing Ordinary

I happened along this poem recently and it sums up my philosophy of life.  It certainly is the heart of the farm and the reason why I work so hard to connect children and nature. It’s everything. It’s the joy, the work, and the…

Labor Day

We labored.  We harvested.  We cleaned house.  Then we had a picnic in the park.  We took some sushi and some roast chicken and we spent 3 beautiful hours at Happy Hollow Park.  We sort of live in a park, but a change of…

Morning Light

It was a lovely cool morning and I took advantage of my early rising to capture some images.

Hanging Out

This praying mantis was hanging out on our front door this evening.