A Great way to use our HUGE beets!
2 Large beets
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp Maple syrup or Honey
1 Tbsp olive oil
A sprinkle of good sea salt
Wash beets, trim root and stem ends. Cut beet in half, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium, cover partially and cook until tender when pierced with a fork (about 15 minutes). Drain in colander, when cool enough to handle slip skins off. Cut into wedges, cubes or slices, toss in a bowl with balsamic, maple, olive oil and sea salt.
I like to chill the beets for a little while but they are also great served at room temperature. These beets are absolutely delicious on their own, but at this time of year I like to serve them on a bed of our finely chopped kale or autumn salad greens. Topped with a shaving of Montana , Feta or a little creamy Gorgonzola cheese and a handful of local hazelnuts turns this salad into a perfect autumn meal. Serves 4
Robert Crusick was here for the weekend of sitting with the intention to cultivate compassion. A compassionate attitude extends beyond helping one feel more empathy and concern for others, it can reduce the distress we feel in difficult situations and can become a profound personal resource in times of stress. It includes developing the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. These are qualities that support a wide range of goals — from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world. Through instruction, mindfulness & loving-kindness meditation, and group interaction, the group got to explore and strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for others and for ourselves.
November 15 – 17, 2013
Warriors for the human spirit willingly work in troubling and difficult situations, striving to use skills of insight and compassion rather than aggression and fear. This is difficult work, but rich in meaning and purpose. This retreat was a time to explore some of the essential skills of warriorship, all of which focus on developing trust and confidence in our capacities: identifying our right work; identifying what triggers aggression and fear; maintaining presence in the midst of chaos; developing inner peace.
: Margaret Wheatley
, EdD, received her doctorate in Organizational Behaviour and Change from Harvard University, and a Masters in Media Ecology from New York University. A global citizen since her youth, she writes, teaches, and speaks about how we might organize and accomplish our work in chaotic times. She was a practicing consultant for 30 years, is co-founder and President emerita of The Berkana Institute, and has written four books and numerous articles. www.margaretwheatley.com
November 9 – 11, 2013