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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Super Sourdough Saturday!

As I stepped outside this morning to feed the critters on my urban farm, a little of the autumn melancholy blew past me. Blackened plants with their blackened recent blooms scattered my garden; a result from the hard frost from earlier this week. 

This week flew by as fast and hard as the wind today. A student from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) came to do a preceptorship with me on Thursday and Friday. It was a delight to meet her and exchange ideas! It also gave me insight on my life from an outsider's eyes. Closing the clinic on Friday afternoon, I was especially reminded all the amazing clients with whom I am privileged to work on a daily basis.

All this week, I have also been preparing for my Saturday sourdough class. Today, we had a blast making sourdough pizza, sourdough pancakes and many variations of the sourdough bread loaf! Everyone got to take home their own starter and a collection of recipes and ideas. It was a Super Sourdough Saturday with five super women!

The class came to a close this afternoon. This is my last hands-on, experiential workshop of the year. Like my autumn melancholy, I had a little melancholy about this, too. It's been a wonderful year of teaching. I can't wait to do it again next year!  For those who might be wondering, a list of 2014 workshops will be offered soon.

I still have two natural health gatherings at 306 Phoenix House this year and I will be giving a talk at Green Acres Market in December about sleep. Stay tuned for more details...

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