April 22: Global Dishes

From “A Nomad Homecook’s Perpetual Almanac Cookbook (The PAC)” (c) 2020 OTBI Beetroot (beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable that is historically underappreciated in mainstream American cookery and only recently marketed as a “superfood”. Beets are a wonderful source of folate, iron, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, as well as nitrates. They literally make …

April 21: Green + Bound Salads

From “A Nomad Homecook’s Perpetual Almanac Cookbook” (The PAC) (c) 2020 OTBI April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 254 days remain until the end of the year. Try to make a big batch of kale salad every week of the year, to make salad the focus …

April 16: Vegetable of the Month

From “A Nomad Homecook’s Perpetual Almanac Cookbook (The PAC)” (c) 2020 OTBI Asparagus is a highly nutritious dioecious perrennial herb that can be eaten raw or cooked. It originated in the Eastern Mediterranean and has been consumed for over 2000 years. It was brought to America by the Pilgrims in the early 1600s as they began building …

A Nomad Homecook’s Perpetual Almanac Cookbook (The PAC)

Part One of the Hearthstone Kitchen Series® Each Day of the Month explores a specific topic, for an entire year: 1st New Food Challenge January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December 2nd Eliminate Your Debts January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December 3rd Party of Five January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December 4th Table for One January  February  March  April  May  June  July  August  September  October  November  December 5th Foundation Recipes January  February  March  April  May  June  …

covid19poemforneighbors

Free image from pngio.com Dedicated to humanity as we suffer together and apart during the covid-19 outbreak. My best to you and your families and our communities as we weather these tumultuous times on our planet and in our hearts. May your grief be swift and dissolve into our collective resolve to be better human …

March 31: Food Storage + Emergency Preparedness

From “A Nomad Homecook’s Perpetual Almanac Cookbook (The PAC)” (c) 2020 OTBI It behooves any person to refine their instinct for the security and protection of their person, family, property, and home, no matter where they live or how much they trust the people they live with. Home/property invasion is an emergency to be prepared for, …

Free Flow

Copyright © 2017. Image by J.D. O’Coyne. Used with permission. To free flow is to ride a savored moment with the creative flow. Sometimes something comes out. Other times, not. It’s because you can’t find the force that you can’t force it. Rather, it finds you then forces you into animation. That said, something interesting …

The Sea Caravan: Chapter 5

Copyright © 2012-2018 by Outside the Box Ink. Image by GrindTV.com Lulu There is not much that can be said when you’re walking uphill during a mountain thunderstorm. At best you can hear your feet stumble and slosh in the mud. If you listen really closely you can hear your pulse synchronizing with the thunder. …

Coming to Enumclaw in 2017: Symposium Examining the Link Between Justice, Sustainability, and Spirituality

Pachamama Alliance: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium In April, an Awakening the Dreamer Symposium will be held at Enumclaw Public Library in Washington (time TBD), offering an interactive, multimedia experience for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of the current state of our world and how we can take action to create …

IDEAS TO INK: Freelance Writing Services on the Plateau!

Are you a small business owner on the Plateau who requires a paper-based or online solution but you don’t have office support staff? Think Outside the Box Ink  for independent and local freelance writing services tailored to your unique business needs.  Our philosophy is that experience is the best teacher and paper is a canvas. Outside the Box …