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The Phoenix of Equality

“To have Equality you must pass through the fire of Selfishness!”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

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Dandelion Greens-Greek Style!

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

Photo Credit: mayamade.blogspot.com

As a Greek immigrant child in New York City, it was quite common to go 
to the park with your parents.¬†Now you may think that this was common for most children in New York City.¬†Well, the difference for us Greek immigrant children was that our¬†parents had a knife and a plastic bag at all times. This was to search¬†and seize the dandelion greens growing in the grass.¬†We all hoped that our American friends did not spot us during this Greek tradition in the New York City parks.¬†At that time, dandelion greens were only seen as a weed, not a green¬†sold at your local super market or farmers’ market.

Ever since my childhood, I love my dandelion greens. They remind me of the Greek spirit in our neighborhood and home. Luckily, we know that they are also really good for you.

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Photo Credit: motivenutrition.com

Here is how I prepare them:

Boil water with a pinch of salt.

Add greens.

 Boil for 10-15 minutes.

Strain.

Add olive oil to your liking and top off with FETA!!

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

Image courtesy of Chefs Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, Arrows Restaurant and MC Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, ME

With some good bread, this is a healthy meal.

Recipe Courtesy of Olga Tsoudis –¬†Downtown Phoenix Resident

This lovely story and note was shared as an email correspondence with Maya Dailey of Maya’s Farm¬†

To which Maya replied: 

 Olga thanks so much for sharing this it brings chills to my body and 
 joy to my heart. Such traditions are very important to save. All 
 cultures have them and with care and respect we can acknowledge them 
 and save them. This is the very essence of the Slow Food movement! 
 Honoring cultural food traditions is sacred and necessary.
Blessings,
Maya

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Farm to Table with Maya’s Farm

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Photo By: Monica Michelle

Breakfast on the Farm with Maya Dailey

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The Freshest, Local, Organic Produce is Easier than Ever to Prepare!

Saute chopped Scallions in Oil in a pan

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Chop Radishes,

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Baby Carrots,

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Add Heat & Stir

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Add Chard,

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Garlic & a little bit of coarse Sea Salt

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Add some Farm Fresh Eggs

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& Mix it All Up! IMG_6181

Serve with Fresh Toast, Salsa & Butter

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The Perfect Farm to Table Breakfast

Share & Prepare with Your Friends and Family!

Maya’s CSA is a Great to Start Having Fun Cooking & Creating Unique Locally Inspired Food Dishes!

Enjoy!

We were thrilled to be a part of Maya’s Sunday Market & Events (come by Maya’s Farm to see the bounty of Phoenix in Winter),¬†she even made us a farm to table breakfast! ¬†It was so fun, inspiring & delicious we had to share it – we look forward to posting more seasonal local recipes & pairings with tea!

Sign Up for a Maya’s Farm CSA Share at www.mayasfarm.com we are so glad we did – it is changing or food habits, health and lifestyle for the better!

Many Blessings to Everyone!

An Arizona Sunset – Through the Eyes and Words of a Child

Arizona Sunset

“Beautiful yellow light that looks like a heart without the curl on it.

Look Arizona Sunset

Beside a Fiery Orange, Red & Yellow Matched Sculpture.

Arizona Sunset

Purple Clouds Start to Close It Up Like a Big Box Gathering A Rainbow.”

Seen at the Desert Botanical Garden Las Noches de Las Luminarias 

Precious Moments are meant to be Shared

(& Enjoyed with Tea)

The Wisdom of the Phoenix

“In the multitude of words there certainly are mistakes.

It is difficult to get a good word; it is easy to give a bad one.

And much mischief come from opening the mouth.”

Quotes and Inspirations from  The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

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The Phoenix of Clear Sight

“To have Clear Sight you must pass through the fire of Anger.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

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“Plant Your Seeds. ¬†Protect Your Gardens. ¬†Protect Your Whole Body.”

Today the little one in our lives shared a little insight.

We were creating a flyer. ¬†I asked her, “What would you like to tell people?”

She said: “Plant your seeds, Protect your gardens, Protect your whole body.”

She paused for a moment… and asked me, “Did you write all that down?”

I smiled and said, “Yes.”

 

Up in the Heavens the Phoenix Soar

“As the Supreme Female Powers and Principles of the universe, the phoenix saw that all life was born and maintained in heaven and on earth. ¬†They helped others wherever they could – making the universe one integral whole.”

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The Phoenix of Wisdom

“To have ¬†Wisdom ¬†you must pass through the fire of Ignorance.”

Quotes and Inspirations from The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix by Demi

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The Five Virtues of the Phoenix

1. Wisdom

2. Clear Sight

3. Equality

4. Generosity

5. Right Judgement

Also Know As: The Five ¬†Super Powers of Humanity ūüėȬ†

Read more about the teachings of the Phoenix,

inspired by The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix by Demi

to gain more insights of how to attain and practice these virtues.

The Girl Who Drew the Phoenix 

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