Wise Woman Ezine with herbalist Susun Weed
June 2009
Volume 9 Number 6
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Cooking for Love ...
Cooking with Nature
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

Cooking with Nature

Excerpt from: Cooking for the Love of the World

Awakening Our Spirituality through Cooking
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt

200 pages, softbound - $22.95
A heart-centered, warmth-filled guide to the nurturing art of cooking.


We can approach the year as an archetypal imagination of becoming; each season moving to the next and returning to where it started.John Francis Peters Art Cooking with nature and her rhythms invites a spiraling cyclic path and the possibility to meet each time of year again and again in a new way. It encourages an inner development of mobility and flexibility and deepens our understanding and experiences year after year. We are given an opportunity to grow and learn and the freedom to support health and harmony in the world. It is awesome and it is a great responsibility.

Individual health and peace in the world are closely connected to our relationship with food; how we perceive food, what we choose to eat and how we prepare it. There is no ‘good or bad’ food, and no ‘one diet’ right for every body. Foods are the revelation of spiritual presences, imbued with different properties. Food choices we make create various effects socially and economically.

My cooking instructors encouraged me to experiment and observe for my-self so that I would rely on my own ‘knowing’. I began to notice that when I ate sugar I felt scattered, fragmented and confused. It gave me an artificial “high” that later depleted me. I researched the history of sugar and traced the production of sugar in America back to the slave plantations in the South.

I understood how it had influenced the economy and social life of many through the ages. I found that the introduction of sugar into the indigenous people’s diets was detrimental to their health. I could see no reason to support the sugar industry or include it in my diet, which made it really easy to eliminate.

I continued to experiment with various other foods. I researched their historical and traditional uses and understood the effects they had in society and the environment as well as on my thinking, emotions, activity and stamina. Through my observations I realized that I used certain foods as a substitute for the inner work I needed to do myself. I became aware of how quantity changed quality and comprehended deeply what moderation meant.

I felt freedom entering my own decisions along with a commitment to learn and understand as I continued to be my own researcher. I felt exhilarated knowing that I can take responsibility for my choices not in a judgmental way but an empowering way. I can do my best to cook and live in harmony with the earth and the cosmic rhythms. I can strive to create a right relationship with food, the environment, others and myself for the love of world.


Wild Green Sautee

Fresh dandelion greens can be found everywhere in the spring. Pick them before they set flower. Look also for wild mustard greens and watercress as a substitute. By blanching wild greens first in boiling water, with a dash of salt, the extreme bitterness is drawn out and discarded with the water. Other leafy greens can be used instead but may have to cook longer.

1 quart water
1 dash sea salt
2 cups dandelion greens, loosely packed
2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce

Bring the water to a boil. Add salt.

Blanch the greens in water quickly, for 10 seconds.

Drain the greens well, and cut them in thin diagonals

Heat a frying pan, add oil, and sauté the greens for 2 minutes.

Season with tamari soy sauce and simmer for 1 minute


Excerpt from Cooking for the Love of the World
Awakening Our Spirituality through Cooking
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt


Cooking for the Love of the World:
Awakening our Spirituality through Cooking

Cooking for the Love of the World by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt
by Anne-Marie Fryer Wiboltt
A heart-centered, warmth-filled guide to the nurturing art of cooking.

200 pages, softbound
Price: $22.95


"Cooking delicious nourishing meals - with heart and soul - is easy, fast, and fun with this great guide. Everything you need to know is right here - along with exercises and experiences that will help you love cooking, love yourself,
and love the earth."

-Susun S. Weed, Author, Healing Wise

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The Green Witch Herbal:
Restoring Nature's Magic in Home, Health, and Beauty Care

by Barbara Griggs

Griggs' best-selling and widely-praised Green Pharmacy is considered the standard work on the history of herbal medicine. Paperback: 168 pages

Includes recipes for a variety of remedies and personal care products, and devotes a chapter to the creative use of herbs in the kitchen for cooking and as natural cleansers and disinfectants.



Price: $14.95

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Thank you Susun Weed for helping me with the most horrible episodes of menopause that ever lived! I saw you speak on television a long time ago and I was smitten by your energy and what you had to say. When my kind, very dear cardiologist recommended that I take a beta-blocker for my heart palpitations after every test came out benign...I sought out what you had to say. Now I take motherwort, and other natural remedies and I think it is helping me.

Like you, I am a writer. My book, Void of Moon, The Emotional Journey Through Marital Separation is helping many women, and even some men, through what could be a very difficult, confusing and frightening journey. This is a journey I am very familar with, but the menpause one...forget it! I am totally in the dark. Until now. Thank you so much for sending your wisdom out there. I think I may just get through this now.

Best regards,



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