Recipe – Ratatouille in the Crock Pot


Please enjoy Jon’s staple for our DOMs, slow cooker Ratatouille!


1 large onion, cut in half then into slices or wedges
1 eggplant, sliced then cut into 1”-2” pieces
2 small squash (zucchini, yellow, and/or Mexican), cut into chunks
1 large bell pepper (red, yellow, or green), seeded, cut into chunks
Mushrooms halved or sliced, fresh or canned
1C carrots, whole baby
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Herbal Tea – Evening in Missoula


This is not a recipe in the usual sense. But David brought a herbal tea that had a poetic name and a large fascinating ingredients list. And the taste and the aroma was amazing.I can’t help but be mindful when I sip this tea. I think I have a new favorite.

David got it from

Evening In Missoula | Herbal Tea
2016 Customer Favorite Tea
Our most popular herbal. Chamomile, rosehips, raspberry leaf, papaya leaf, peppermint, spearmint, blackberry leaf, passion flower, red clover, star anise, wild cherry bark, lemon peel, wintergreen, lavender, stevia, vanilla extract, wintergreen extract. Absolutely fabulous.
Upon some more searching, I found that it’s made by Montana Tea & Spice. They have a catalog and will take orders by phone or email. Some of their other premium blends sound wonderful too:

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April 23, 2018 – Mother Earth

Dear Sangha
Please join us this coming Monday when we are fortunate to have Myra and Bee lead as we celebrate Earth Day 2018. We have a deep connection to our Mother Earth – we totally interare with the earth, yet as we look around us we are doing a good job of destroying those things we should be preserving. We are, for the most part, not leaving sustainable lives, we are not protecting wild places, and not moving toward renewable energy sources as fast as we should. We have a wasteful, throw-away culture.  As Thay says, “The bells of mindfulness are calling out to us, trying to wake us up, reminding us to look deeply at our impact on the planet.” Please see  for the Earth Holder Personal Commitment form or download a PDF version. Please make your own copy if you need one. Continue reading