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I'm an adventurer, a healer / massage therapist / teacher, cook, home seamstress, and hobbyist photographer. My deepest inspiration comes as I commune with nature whether it is in my garden, the mountains, or by the sea. I am passionate sustainable living as well as sourcing the best of the best foods and tools in alignment with a sustainable lifestyle. Sharing via recipes with plenty of photos, writing, lists of resources and offering products for sale is my great pleasure. In-health, Fairin Woods

Here are my most recent posts


Be My Valentine: Heart-beet Pancakes!

In Recipes On February 3, 2013 3 Comments
A Valentine's Day surprise! Who expects to see red heart-beet pancakes on their breakfast plate? Local beets, eggs, and oats (if we're lucky) combine to make a dramatic red heart pancake. The blue berries and raspberries, from my yard, were plucked out of the freezer. Read More »

Move Over Green Eggs ‘n Ham; Green Pancakes have Arrived

In Recipes On January 19, 2013 0 Comments
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An all local one bowl meal.

Winter Beef Stew with Tarragon

In Recipes On January 12, 2013 1 Comment
This gluten free beef stew combines the winter flavor of parsnips slow cooked with tarragon and other savory herbs. It is a beautiful and hearty main course that is even more delicious served the day after it is made. Read More »
As this Red Head Quinoa nears full maturity the color is especially beautiful.

Quinoa: “It’s Easier Than Oats”

In Blog On January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Chatting with my friend, Rhonda Henry, on the phone the other day, we traded stories of cooking, gardening, and markets.   Rhonda lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington... Read More »

The Stunning Question

In Blog On December 31, 2012 6 Comments
When my friend asked, “Why shop at a farmers market?”  I was almost speechless.  I thought everybody loved shopping at farmers markets.  Here’s a quick list of why... Read More »

Kale Love: Healthy Love

In Blog On December 14, 2012 5 Comments
  Is kale one of your favorite vegetables?  Years ago, I fell for kale when she was all dressed up.  I ordered a melt-in-my-mouth steamed Kale dish served... Read More »

Kale and Blue Topped with Hazelnuts

In Recipes On December 1, 2012 1 Comment
Kale saute with regional blue cheese, garlic, and toasted hazelnuts. This is a superb standby of flavorful nutrition with a bit of crunch.. Read More »

Asian Shiso Wrap

In Recipes On October 8, 2012 2 Comments
Big fresh Ooba Shiso Leaves (or substitute romaine lettuce leaves) are used to wrap rice, kimchi, cucumber, and parsley for a fun and fresh self serve fest at the table. It is delicious and fast with all the ingredients available in Western Massachusetts during the month of August. Read More »

Heavenly Pear Crisp

In Recipes On October 7, 2012 2 Comments
A sweet combination of pears sparked with a bit of lemon juice in a crisp. The crisp topping can be made gluten free by only gluten free oats and light buckwheat flour. Make it vegan by substituting canola oil for the butter. Read More »
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Baba Ganoush with Tahini

In Recipes On October 2, 2012 0 Comments
Baba Ganoush makes a great low fat vegan dip. And besides it's fun to say. Put some eggplants to good use when there are tons of them coming out of the garden. Read More »