Tuesday, July 17, 2012
When we think camponata we think Sicily. After returning from Sicily I decide to entertain my friends with an antipasto and wine afternoon featuring camponata. Here is the secret to a good camponata...the main ingredient is eggplant. You need to fry them lightly so to make sure the oil is hot enough. One lonely eggplant slice is dropped into the pan and you wait for it to begin to sizzle before you add the main stock to be lightly fried. Give up one slice for the pot! You don't want any one ingredient to get lost nor do you want anyone ingredient to over power the rest. There needs to be the right balance and the right blend and that is the secret to a great camponata. Just like life - the right balance and the right blend and you have greatness!
Monday, July 02, 2012
A Successful Life – To Appreciate Beauty – and so it has been said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or as Yogis put it – you and you alone bring the beauty to the sunrise and the sunset. I live in Los Angles where beauty is seen as a trademark of success. But the superficial, stereotypical beauty is not what I see around me every day. When I teach my yoga classes I meet and share time with some of the most beautiful people in the world. Their smiles, eyes, complexions, hair, movements and laughter are the most beautiful parts of my day. I live in the city where the beauty of nature can be hard to find but, the same sun rises and the same sun sets every day and every day I marvel at the beauty of the world to wake up and go to sleep with such precision while coloring the sky with a blaze of orange, pink and yellow. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and can be found anywhere and anytime. It does not have a fixed definition. It is up to you to define it. What do you see as beauty today?