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Twelve Pit Bulls and The Stanford Inn

Twelve Pit Bulls and The Stanford Inn

Yesterday I had the chance to sit down with Monica Mankinen of Daisy Davis Pit Bull Rescue, a truly inspiring woman, and hear the story of how she rescued 11 Pit Bull puppies and one mama along with the help of The Stanford Inn and the entire community. It all started when Monica, who runs Daisy…

Cauliflower Napoleon Round Two

Cauliflower Napoleon Round Two

Earlier this summer, I wrote a post recapping a cooking class that featured a take on Cauliflower Napoleon, an entree served at The Ravens’ Restaurant. That version utilized cauliflower steaks with polenta, eggplant, butternut squash, zucchini, cashew cream, and a jalapeno-kale sauce. Yesterday I assisted Chef Sadhana with a different cooking class, and we took…

How-to: Vegan Cashew Cheese

How-to: Vegan Cashew Cheese

This past Friday, a couple came in for a private cooking class led by Chef Sadhana. Though I haven’t chronicled every class on the blog, there’s a monthly group cooking class held at the inn, and usually a few private classes with guests each week. I’ve been lucky enough to assist many of these classes…

Being Mindful

Being Mindful

During the past spring semester at Yale, I took a class (not through the university) about meditation and mindfulness, and how to incorporate both into one’s life. We met each Friday night for two hours in a small, carpeted room, with a single drafty window looking out to the concrete parking garage of the hospital…

The Garden on the Mountain

The Garden on the Mountain

On Monday, Jeff, Sid, Cody (Jeff’s assistant) and I ventured out to Willits to visit the headquarters of Ecology Action, the nonprofit that runs the biointensive garden here at the inn. We set out on the hour-and-a-half drive around 12:30, and boy was I glad I took Cody’s advice to have Dramamine before I left….

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