As a child I remember my family would make so many different kinds of quiches. My favorite one was the spinach one mixed with herbs. As I was thinking of those wonderful days I thought of making a quiche with beet greens right here at the Kismet Inn bed and breakfast.
Onion, garlic, salt, pepper, masala spice
Fry the onions then add garlic let them fry till they become crispy.
In a big bowl whip up the eggs with a hand whipper, add the the beet greens, roasted walnuts, barberries, the fried/crispy onions and garlic, salt, pepper and masala spice. Mix all the ingredients, whipping them by hand turn it into a big frying pan (use ghee) put a lid on it let it cook over low heat for 30 minutes!
Then let it cool cutting it into triangles after it has cooled. Serve it with salad as brunch, lunch, dinner or even breakfast just by itself. It is healthy and easy to make.
I have been gardening fully every day for the past week specially since the weather has been simply lovely. I have always loved gardening and nature but in a period of my life I wasn’t able to do much gardening due to living in apartments. However, since my husband purchased the house for me in January 2004 with the intention of turning it into Kismet Inn Bed and Breakfast Spa I have had ample opportunity to do all the design and gardening. Both has been a wonderful experience with much excitement and joy.
I have really evolved in gardening. During the past week as I have been gardening I noticed it is so similar to decorating. I have been moving plants and before planting them in their new spots I set them in the spot moved back looked and if felt right then planted them. Just like moving a chair or trying to match a color of a sofa with the wall. It is very much a design work. I am creating a rose garden, a peony garden, rows of lilies, rows of irises, climbing hydrangeas and lots of vegetables will be planted next week. I just got 10 yards of excellent sea shell compost which I have used before. The gardens are going to look gorgeous. I hope you come to see them when the season starts which is within couple of weeks.
Friday, May 14th, 2010
Lately, I have been doing quite a bit of gardening at the Kismet Inn Bed and Breakfast. I have weeded, removed some plants, edged and planted … completely finished one garden bed that is fifty feet long and seven to eight feet wide.
I have moved 3 huge Astelbe from one garden bed planted them in another one, moved Jacob’s ladder from one and planted in a different one, moved lots of hostas and l am going to be doing the same with Iris today.
I usually buy my fish from Plant’s Sea Food on ‘High Street’ in Bath, Maine which is only a few miles away from Kismet Inn. I went to get some sword fish on Friday later in the day they had sold out so I went on Saturday morning around 9 and got some sword fish. It was sparkling white. I also go some haddock as well. I will post some writings about the haddock for now here is what I did with the sword fish.
Rinse it under cold water. Warm up the pan add coconut butter, put the fish in the pan, add salt and pepper, a spoonful of saffron infused ghee let it simmer for a few minutes. Turn it over, do the same with this side.
In the meantime, clean and wash fiddle heads, add a cup of water, salt bring it to boil the turn it down let it cook for 5 minutes, add some fresh crushed ginger.
Put the fish on the plate, put the fiddle heads over the fish et voila ready to present it to the guest to eat.
The guest loved it and finished every bite of it.
It is thought that the classic techniques of yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The word ‘yoga’ is derived from Sanskrit and means union – the union between the mind and the body or between a person’s own consciousness and the universal, divine consciousness. Whether you believe in a universal, divine consciousness or not, yoga can work wonders for you!
Briefly, yoga can be described as a set of physical exercises that include gentle stretches, breathing practices, and progressive deep relaxation. The benefits of yoga on the body include:
• Increased flexibility and stamina
• Improved balance and coordination
• Strengthened and toned muscles
Women, Partners & Couples: A Yoga Retreat for All
Yoga isn’t all about the body though; the effects on the mind are also integral to the practice of yoga. Yoga improves concentration, and increases alertness and clarity of thought. Finally yoga promotes relaxation and reduces stress, allowing you to feel a profound sense of calmness, peace and tranquility.
Whether at the early or advanced stages of yoga, you can practice here at kismet Inn with a professional yoga trainer in a spacious room dedicated solely to yoga. The room has a large,north-facing window with a view of magnificent trees. Additional windows face east and west. The wooden floor is wide pine that has turned deep honey gold from the sun shinning through the sky lights and the surrounding windows.
Meditation Retreats: An Ideal Healing Weekend
There is a rich heritage of meditation in the yogi tradition. In yogi meditation, one is taken into deeper states of awareness through using the body and breath. In movement (asanas, postures) and through breath practice, the focus on the sensations, the breath and the energy or life force (prana) that is awakened. It is possible to have the energy become stronger while the mind becomes quieter.
So, meditation might be a moving meditation or asana practice, a walking meditation, an eating meditation, breath practices, a body scan, seated meditation using the principles of a breath, relax, feel, watch and allow, could also be practiced. As you see there are many ways to meditate and Susan Lubner, Kismet Inn’s primary yoga & meditation teacher will help you find the one best suited for you.
A Unique Yoga Experience at a Maine Bed & Breakfast
OnGoing Yoga Classes
Basic Kipalu Yoga class:
In which you will be taught practices that will increase your ability to release stress, generate strength and flexibility, strengthen your immune system, quiet and calm your mind and bring balance into your life! In the class, we will work on stretches, postures, breath practice, centering relaxation.
Breath Practice (Pranayam) session
Our way of breathing has a profound effect on the quality of our lives. Regular “breath practice” can improve the functioning of all our physical systems. It can bring calmness, mental clarity and a balance to our emotions. It can lead us into a state of relaxation and can also facilitate meditation. Come learn and/or review basic breath practices that make a real difference yet are so simple!
Partner Yoga Class
Yoga is traditionally an individual practice. Explore doing yoga postures with a partner! By working at stretching, balancing and breathing in unison with one another, we deepen our connection to one another and to our own selves. It is about giving and receiving support and so much about communication and having fun!
The 5 Rite
Learn and practice ancient Tibetan movements that can have a profound effect on the chakras (energy centers) and thus on the body’s aging process! No experience in yoga is required.
Relax & Renew Yoga Sessions
Learn stretches, postures and breath practices which can help calm the mind, increase your ability to relax and to release stress in your body.
“According to current estimates, 75%-90% of visits to primary care practitioners are for problems related to stress.” Institute for Natural Resources, July 2006
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