Pick up a copy of this month’s “Pathways” Magazine or read on line – and check out page 41 – for the great review of “Sign of the Tines!”
“I assure you that the usefulness of knowing even the most basic astrological information…will be matched and exceeded by the enjoyment of cooking and eating your way through this book.”
“Signs of the Tines” is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and www.Signsofthetines.com.
This week on my podcast, “Astrological Cooking” I am happy to have as my guest, Arlene Weinstock, artist, photographer, author, and all around creative wizard.
Arlene talks about her “loosen up” method to find your creative juices and she insists that all of us are creative. Check out the programs she offers on her website. http://www.arlenew.com/.
At the end of this week’s podcast, I give the recipe for my “Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup.” This is a great holiday soup because it is so elegant and creamy and one that helps you express your creativity. There are so many mushrooms from which to choose. I like creminis and hen of the woods but you can try any assortment to make this dish exciting.
Check this and my other recipes in my cookbook, “Signs of the Tines: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook,” available at www.signsofthetines.com.
The woman responsible for making Mother’s Day and institution never had her own children but started the day as a memorial to her own mother. Anna Jarvis was not only a crusader to recognize the day she later became angry that it became too commercialized. She was reportedly upset with people who gave mom a printed card and candy that they would then share. She thought the gift should be something written from the heart just for your mom. (Boy would she be freaked out now!)
We don’t have Anna’s birth time but know that she was born May 1, 1864 in Webster, West Virginia. Even without the time we know a few things. One her south node, where she was coming from karmicaly was in Taurus so she had the karmic identity of being someone who wanted to around beautiful things and had a creative sense. (No wonder she wanted everyone to write a personal note to mom.) She also had Sun in Taurus.
With her Moon in Pisces, she was compassionate, emotional and carried a bit of a martyr complex. Now I might get in trouble here but with her Chiron, the deep wound, next to her Moon I think she was overcompensating for her own feelings of not being a “perfect daughter.” I could never live up to you mom – never do enough for you mom so I will make my life’s work to show everyone that I really, really did love you.
She also had Mars and Pallas Athena in Pisces – these are the warrior god and goddess – so her cause – her battle is going to be to make everyone back to Mom (whether they want to or not.) She just had a ton of Pisces – that need to sacrifice and wear the emotionalism on her sleeve.
So as you shop for mom, make those florists and restaurants rich, all this Pisces/Taurus wanted was for you write her a note!
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Just in time for Mother’s Day – my cookbook, “Signs of the Tines: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook” is available for sale!
The 295-page book with more than 120 recipes is written to celebrate a unique pairing of food and astrology.
• Scorpios have a craving for pasta puttanesca
• Librans feel grounded when they dig into a chocolate mousse parfait
• Cancerians stand tall with their bowl of Brunswick stew
• Virgoans set aside their healthy-conscious habits when faced with chocolate raspberry ramekins
• Aquarians respond to the sustainable fish used in Pollock with berry prosecco sauce
• Pisceans beat a common ailment when feasting on quinoa with roasted root veggies.
“These recipes are taken from a number of sources; some are family gems, others I’ve concocted and tweaked over the years,” says author Joan Porte.
The home cook will discover how astrology as a source for new food ideas and new ways to entertain friends. And the astrology enthusiast will discover how cooking can be a new use for astrology as a way to add more meaning to the daily ritual of eating we perform to survive and thrive.