The Gentle Breeze Breath

Stonehaven and Dunnattar Castle WM

photo by Tony D’Agostino

When things get overwhelming, spring clean your cluttered mind with a brief pause and a gentle breeze.

Use this breath when you feel anxious, restless, or when there is just so much to do that you feel stretched thin.

You may sit, stand, or walk during the Gentle Breeze Breath, but if you plan to close your eyes, choose to sit comfortably.

However you begin, hold yourself with dignity and good posture.
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Color and the 5 Basic Sauces

Let  the Spoon Mage™ Help You Learn to create Mother Sauces!

Bechamel Sauce new Mother Sauce 101 copyColor and the Five Basic Sauces

Five sauces rule the kitchen – Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Hollandaise, and Tomato. Fantastically named Mother Sauces, they form the swirling base or hefty ladle of deliciousness on top of your favorite meals.

Once you know what to look for, you’ll see Mother Sauces everywhere – in many recipes, on menus, and on cookery shows. It doesn’t take secret saucery incantations or an analysis of ancient texts to learn to identify them. The easiest way to find the big five is by mindfully considering their colors – white, light brown, deep brown, yellow, and red.

Pause a moment, breathe, and let your imagination stir up a little colorful saucy goodness.  Read More