Is something organic if it is shipped across the country? What about the fuel that is used and how that affects our environment, not to mention the freshness of the food and a myriad of other factors. Over the last few years i have been reading everything i can get my hands on to help me answer these and other questions so sit back, relax and explore where my quest has taken me thus far.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The lazurus blog - resurected once more

I love this little blog of mine, it's a snapshot of the journey I have been on over the past few years. It reminds me of the varying and different food lifestyles I have experimented with as well as other random non-food stuffs (though it's mostly about food because it's a minor obsession of mine).

2012 has been an interesting year for me. I have enjoyed it very much and feel that i have grown a lot in the different things i have experienced. I still manage property as my day job, no matter how many times I try to or think about walking away from this I have come to realize that I am what I am and I'm damn good at it too, so, I've decided to use my powers for good and continue to manage property while pursuing my other interests on the side. We still live in Burlington, VT and what a roller coaster THAT has been. There's a saying, don't judge a book by it's cover.....well in order to judge this book we would have had to known to pull the dust jacket off and look deeper. This place is not what it seems and I mean that in both good and bad ways, but that's a whole other blog post, haha!

SOOOOOOO....what HAVE I been doing lately, what little adventures have I gone on? Dan and I both discovered that we enjoy hiking very much and want to do more of it.....just not in the summer heat (yuck-o). I have also discovered the coupon lifestyle of Living Social and Groupon. it's super cool because it gives a chance to try new restaurants and other places that we may not have known about otherwise. I made a couple of new friends through work which is fun. I am such an introvert though that sometimes it's just overwhelming. It's a process, I will get used to it, I need to be more social so this will be all good stuff for me.

What am I learning these days? A couple of things actually. I recently signed up for an herbal home study course which is taught by the godmother of herbalism herself, Rosemary Gladstar. I am only on lesson two but I love her light and happy writing style, it feels more like i am reading a letter from a good friend than a school textbook. As I learn more I aim to write about what i have read as well as discuss my class "experiments" which I am very much looking forward to beginning.

I have also been taking little classes through my local food co-op. The series i have been most active with is called "preserving the harvest" it's exactly what it sounds like, preserving food the old fashioned way, through canning or fermenting etc. It's been really fun, i have met some nice people and it's a nice little social outing for me (again, which we know that I NEED!) haha. Today I will be learning about the medicinal properties of mushrooms, YAY!

Speaking of mushrooms, i have to go, i need to get ready for me class.

Tata for now

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