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It’s an annual tradition: Celebrating Canada Day with a Retreat!

To celebrate Canada Day and what appears to be the official arrival of summer, Wendy and Darin hosted a mid-week retreat, June 30th through until July 2nd.

Highlights of this retreat were the delicious meals (And desserts!), the spectacular fireworks, and the afternoon art project (see more pictures).  We collected rocks from the island and painted them white, then guests had the opportunity to spend a few hours relaxing and painting. All of the rocks that were painted are now contributions to Shanti. Into the gardens they go, and into our soon-to-be labyrinth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The evening of Canada Day, we were graced with a beautiful Canadian coconut cornmeal cake by Chef Sheran, who created a Canada flag upon it made of fresh raspberries. After dessert, we all head to the dock to watch the fireworks that were going on in Kingston, and celebrated as well with sparklers.

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Ah, to be children again. Summer is here to stay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Andrew Burrows

 


Date Added: July 6, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Living with Yoga,Shanti's Retreat Offerings



Reuniting with Yoga, with Loren Crawford

The witty and charming Loren Crawford and his yogis from Ottawa just left the Island yesterday with big smiles on their faces after a Thursday to Sunday stay with us. Guests left feeling rested, rejuvenated, enlivened and informed, after a full weekend of practice and self-inquiry.  Throughout the weekend, Loren’s offerings included meaningful discussions and lectures on tantra and ayurveda, and these teachings were beautifully interwoven into his asana classes in the yurt. Guests learned about how to practice and live in a way that respects their unique ayurvedic constitutions, as well as how to use aromatherapy and essential oils as medicine.

It is inspiring and also hopeful to witness how yoga in the west has continued to unfold; it is coming full circle, I feel. “A yoga retreat is a catalyst for healing and change,” writes Loren. When yoga first arrived in the West, most of its roots made it here, for it was initially practiced in a way that closely resembled the sacred Eastern practice and way of life. As time went on, and as we have evolved into an appearance-focused, fitness-friendly, consumerist society, a lot of what yoga once was has dissolved. Yoga has become commercial, and a business, and something to invest in. But what a lot of practitioners in the West today are forgetting is the original flavour of yoga, the original investment: an investment in and a compassionate connection to the self, to the heart, to stillness. The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root yuji, which means “to join” or “to yoke” – merging and uniting opposites into a sacred Oneness;  finding centeredness amidst polarities; sensing peace within chaos. Yoga is a conscious connection, and awareness is the secret of yoga. Loren’s retreat this past weekend had a way of bringing Shanti guests back to the core of yoga, through the open and safe space for discussion and inquiry provided all weekend. It is warming to see and to feel the origins of yoga being reignited here in the West.

It was lovely to have Loren back on the Island again this season, and we look forward to having him back next season for further yogic investigation and inquiry.


Date Added: June 16, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Shanti's Retreat Offerings



Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies…with a twist!

It’s almost a guarantee that oatmeal raisin cookies will win over a crowd. They have this nostalgic quality to them and taste good, not matter your age.

The Shanti kitchen team prepares these cookies to sell as nutritious and delicious snacks during afternoon free time. This past weekend, Shanti’s newest volunteer, Isabelle, suggested that we add lemon zest to the cookies…and let’s just say there is no turning back.

We used cranberries in this batch, but feel free to stick to the classic raisin recipe or any dried fruit that you enjoy.

Ingredients

2.5 cups spelt flour

2 cups rolled oats

1 tsp bakin soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1.5 cups dried raisins or cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp lemon zest

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and powder, and salt in a large bowl. Toss in dried fruit, nuts, and cinnamon.

Mix the coconut oil (room temperature), maple syrup, vanilla and lemon zest thoroughly in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until all the flour has been absorbed.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes.

Enjoy out of the oven or allow to cool.

Makes 25 giant cookies, or more if smaller.

Inspired by Jae Steele, in Ripe from Around Here

By Lacey Budge


Date Added: June 8, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Whole Foods Living



Have you ever tried a gong bath? Read and re-live a Crystal Journey with David Hickey!

On Sunday May the 31st, the magical and bright-eyed David Hickey of Hamilton, Ontario visited Shanti for the third time for his Crystal Journey performance. He arrived Saturday evening with his beautiful wife and daughter just short of 2, in a ginormous white van filled with a stunning set of quartz crystal singing bowls, a vibraphone, santoor, and 8 18 Paiste Planet, symphonic and sound creation gongs. He also came with a table full of beautiful mala beads and CDs of his sets to share. Crystal Journey has toured and touched Canada and the US from coast to coast for the past ten years, performing over 1,000 live shows, and we were lucky enough to have David and his family of gongs back again for another cozy, meditative and rainy Sunday afternoon of “gong bathing.”

Each of his gongs feature a “strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets. It’s like having a full orchestra” or a “sound odyssey.” These gongs resonate in harmony with the celestial bodies, and communicate a distinct aspect of the Music of the Spheres, first documented by philosopher Pythagoras in the 6th century BC.


David’s sound odysseys, also known as sound journeys, take place usually in two 40 to 50 minute sets. Nothing is ever amplified or rehearsed, leaving him a lot of space to intuitively see what feels and sounds right, to improvise spontaneously in each passing moment. This is yoga. At his performances, guests are invited to sit or lay down as close to the gongs as possible to feel the subtle frequencies and vibrations of his gongs and bowls, and to really connect with the set up close. There aren’t words that exist that fully match the sensations felt at one of his concerts; you simply have to experience them yourself. It’s a beautiful process and journey to be a part of. “It took me to another place,” our head chef Sheran says.

Essentially, every thing and everyone is in a constant state of vibration. The planets vibrate. All matter vibrates. Everything consists of atomic material in constant motion. Motion is manifested in everything in the Universe, and nothing is at a state of complete rest. This motion generates frequencies which thus generate sound in the form of waves known as sound waves. Whether we hear them, everything has a sound, a vibration, all of its own. These frequencies of movement determine specific sounds. Hazrat Inayat Khan, an ancient Sufi master, says that “the knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole Universe.”


Sound waves have a tremendous influence on human functionality. Sound is vibration that causes resonance and rhythm in our bodies. It moves us both physically and emotionally, and therefore spiritually as well. Because of the demands we are subjected to in our modern day to day lives, the increase in stress-related dis-ease is of little wonder. Many external and internal influences have a proven effect on our well being, including the sounds of a gong and a singing bowl meditation experience. When asked about the intentions behind David’s sound creations, he says his aim “is to try and bring some peace to the current times that we’re living through on the planet. A lot of people, myself included, are having a time of it, just trying to adjust to all the energies that we seem to be bombarded with. We clear one thing out, and another thing comes up, then we clear that out, and another thing comes up, and it seems to be endless, so I really find that this music helps with not only clearing it, but helping to understand it, why we’re clearing it, and then letting it go. It’s a very peaceful process.”

If the opportunity arises for you to partake in one of David’s sound journeys, I highly, highly recommend you take advantage of it! Allow your body to melt and soul to dance among the gongs and bowls, dissolving into loving spaciousness and freedom. If you are curious about his whereabouts and want to learn more about his performances and his instruments, head on over to his website at www.crystaljourney.ca. Here you will find a photo gallery as well as videos of his work.


Date Added: June 4, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Uncategorized



A playful weekend of yoga, music and simply being!

On May 29th, we welcomed the return of the lovely and inspiring Ichih Wang from just east of us, Ottawa.  Again this year, she was accompanied by the musically gifted Lucila Al Mar for a Saturday evening satsang filled with guitars, drums, chanting and journaling. And, for the first time, friend and guest instructor Nigel Walker, who lead us through a restorative Saturday afternoon yin practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ichih’s weekends with us at Shanti always have a light and playful energy to them. Her classes invigorate the body and soul, and offer opportunities to warm, strengthen, release and heal.

Guests also had the chance to purchase from a table full of goodies for sale from her travels – mala beads, bracelets and necklaces from her travels through Mexico, India and Costa Rica.

As our head chef of last season, Landon, has taken off into the beautiful unknown, we officially warmly welcome our new head chef for the 2015 Shanti season, Sheran. He graced us in the kitchen with a Greek night on Friday – spanakopita and halva balls, along with a delicious vegan creamy broccoli soup and a raw sunflower seed pate on Saturday for lunch. For dinner, a classic and rustic squash and black bean chili topped with cacao and served with guacamole. Sunday’s brunch frittata were as excellent as ever, and helped fuel up Ichih’s guests after a weekend of vinyasa flow.

We look forward to welcoming you back this time next year, Ichih. Thank you for the energy, the support, and for reminding us to play while “holding hands with our feet!”

By Andrew Burrows


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Sliding into Silence

Marla Ericksen, empowering the masses.

Marla Ericksen graced us with her presence here at Shanti for another retreat into silence this past weekend. With a Thursday start to the weekend, guests got a chance to settle in early before committing to a long weekend of silent exploration for 61 hours. The Shanti family supported the group behind the scenes by also entering the Temple of Silence on Thursday evening at 9:00pm.

It is such a gift to give yourself some silence. Inside it, there is inevitably more space free for self-inquiry and observation. You give yourself an opportunity to witness your thoughts, your feelings and behavioural patterns in a way seemingly unavailable while living a busy day-to-day life. If a thought or feeling arises that feels unpleasant, there are distractions in the world that we tend to lose ourselves in, neglecting the sensations that surface. These sensations that we sometimes resist are important, though, for they are indicators of where we are at in our lives, and are opportunities in disguise for personal growth and life lessons to be learned. In the silence, we grant ourselves the chance to see where it is that we resist life, to then breathe into it, to feel it all in its intensity, creating more room for love and lightness, which then filters through into our daily lives, almost absolutely.

Guests this weekend definitely got the chance to partake in some important work. Together in a sacred women’s circle, fifteen courageous women were guided through exercises, techniques, processes and pathways that were emotionally challenging and at times demanding – but only of self-love. Blockages were acknowledged, felt, healed and cleared; resistances were noticed, accepted and passed through; self-imposed limitations were confronted, loved, and transcended – and all in a weekend. The work on the mat, however, is only where it all begins. The most important work in yoga, some say, is the yoga that takes place off the mat, into the world.

At the closing circle on Sunday morning, when voices were rediscovered, these ladies really expressed their sincerest gratitude, recognizing how blessed of an opportunity it was to really dive deep down into themselves. Tears were shed and hearts were cracked open, all around.

This is why Shanti exists. This is why we continue serving as we do to keep the space open and available for such growth to take place at. We too feel blessed to be apart of such a process, one that is always in motion, always perfectly imperfect. C’est la vie – that’s life, always rolling forwards, always unfolding right before us. Thank you, truly, Marla, for offering such a space, for freedom, for healing, and for love.

By Andrew Burrows


Date Added: May 26, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Living with Yoga,Shanti's Retreat Offerings



How to Grow Your Own Micro Greens

What you’ll need:
  • Flat, draining, seedling tray
  • organic potting soil and sheep manure
  • organic micro green seeds
Steps
1. Mix 1 part sheep manure to 3 parts potting soil in a clean pail
2.Spread your mix approximately 2-3 inches deep in the seed tray; making sure it is fairly level.
3. Spread an even coat of seeds onto mix of approximately 4 – 6 seeds per square inch.
4. Soak the seeds with a light mist (small watering can works well)
5. Sprinkle a light coating of mix on top to barely cover seeds. Add another light sprinkle of water to moisten the top mix.
6. Keep out of sun at room temperature for 3 to 4 days until you see them start to germinate.
7. Put indoors in full sun, and water as needed (usually morning and afternoon).
8. In 3 to 4 weeks, the true leaves appear (which will be the second set of leaves). Cut micro greens at base of stem with scissors
9. Enjoy!
About the Author
Mike is in charge of everything outdoors at Shanti, especially the garden. He enjoys planting and harvesting from Shanti’s permaculture garden, and sharing the bounty  with the guests. His interests include off grid living, tiny homes, construction and relaxing vacations! 


Date Added: May 19, 2015 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Green Living,Living Seasonally & Locally,Whole Foods Living



Smile and Exhale

Ahh.. Another smile-and-exhale after a great retreat weekend here on Wolfe Island. It’s 8:00 in the evening now, and we have all sat down together after dinner to unwind, feeling the ripples of the weekend.

This past weekend was our second Shanti Yoga Retreat. It seems like just yesterday we had our 1st retreat of the season in April. To celebrate the May long weekend, we had the retreat extend into a Monday stay, and so a few of the guests got to enjoy the island just a little bit longer. This weekend we offered traditional Hridaya-based hatha yoga classes, a restorative practice, as well as a yoga nidra right before lights out, which really prepared all guests for a good night’s rest.

On Sunday evening our head karma yogi Andrew lead our guests through a movement meditation, also known as a journey dance or conscious dance, in the yurt. It was really beautiful to move in a way that was uninhibited, free from limitations, and open to fluidity.

Both the weather and the meals here this weekend were immaculate. Landon is just about finished training Sheran in the kitchen to become the new Shanti head chef, and manager Lacey got to help out with Saturday’s dinner by offering one of her afternoon conscious cooking classes to the guests: they put together portobello burgers, a vegan basil-based pesto, a vegan brazil nut “parmesan,” with some nutrient-dense chocolate avocado pudding for dessert! What a hit — the pudding went in the blink of an eye.

It was so lovely to welcome back old faces and to welcome new ones here to Shanti. We look forward to connecting with all of you, and to welcoming you back here to the island soon. The canoes and kayaks have been put to good use already, and are waiting for you!

Namaste, to summer and stillness.

~ The Shanti Family
by Andrew Burrows


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Wolfe Island Bhakti & Yoga Celebration 2015 FEATURING BRENDA MCMORROW, ADAM BAUER, LANA SUGARMAN, ABBY BLYTHE & THE BHAKTI CONNECTION

~August Long Weekend ~ Friday July 31st – Monday August 3rd, 2015 ~

Come celebrate the call of the heart at Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island for an unforgettable, heart-centered August Long Weekend. A celebration dedicated to music, chanting, yoga, dancing, meditation, inspiring workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, community, devotion, friends, laughter and Love! Spend free time swimming, lounging on the water trampoline, relaxing waterside in a hammock, canoeing, kayaking, hula hooping, swinging under the oak tree, or visiting the henna booth. Last year, over 70 souls gathered to celebrate and raise consciousness! Experience Summer’s breathtaking sunsets, morning birdsong and an abundance of local, seasonal and organic produce lovingly prepared and served.  Choose from 3 or 4 day retreat packages, offsite accommodation or Day Passes. Please see below for rates, accommodation options, schedule, artist bios and more.

3 day Retreat Rates (Friday – Sunday )

Semi-private accommodation (2/room)             $495 – SOLD OUT

Shared accommodation (3-4/room)                    $465

Tenting/yurt                                                                $405 – SOLD OUT

tent not included; towels and washroom/shower facilities provided

Rates are per person and include accommodation, meals, morning meditation & yoga, kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer, Lana Sugarman, Abby Blythe & The Bhakti Connection, (over 8 hours of kirtan!). Please add hst to all rates.

Want to stay Sunday night?

Special Rate: Add $150 to the above rates for the complete 4 day Retreat Package!

4 Day package includes offerings listed above plus an  2 hour kirtan/workshop with Brenda McMorrow “Bhakti and Jnana: the Yoga of Devotion and Self-Inquiry,” evening Kirtan with Adam Bauer,  Bhakti Dance Party, Monday closing Kirtan, accommodation, dinner, brunch, Monday morning yoga and  use of Shanti’s amenities. Rate is per person. Please add hst.


Off site Accommodation

3 day Retreat (Friday – Sunday)       $370

Rate is indicated per person and includes meals, morning meditation or silent walk, afternoon and evening kirtan with Adam Bauer, Brenda McMorrow, Lana Sugarman, Abby Blythe, The Bhakti Connection (over 8 hours of kirtan!), and use of Shanti’s amenities. Yoga is not included in this rate, but may be added based on space and availability for $15/class.

We are more than happy to assist you in an offsite booking, please let us know your preferred location.

Blue Horizon B&B (waterside farmhouse, 15 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.bbcanada.com/3549.html

Dreamcatcher’s Inn (Marysville, 5 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.dreamcatchers-inn.com/

General Wolfe hotel (Marysville, 5 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.generalwolfehotel.com/

Wolfe Island Bhakti & Yoga Celebration 2014

 

Saturday Day Pass                               $125

Day pass is valid from 10 am – 11pm Saturday and includes meals, afternoon kirtan with Abby Blythe, The Bhakti Connection, plus evening kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, and use of Shanti’s amenities. Afternoon Yoga is not included, unless space is available. Class is $15 + hst. Rate is indicated per person; please add hst.

 

Sunday Day Pass                                  $125

Day Pass is valid from 10am – 11pm Sunday and  includes meals, 2 hour workshop with Brenda Mcmorrow “Bhakti and Jnana: the Yoga of Devotion and Self-Inquiry” group chanting with Lana Sugarman, evening kirtan with Adam Bauer, Bhakti Dance Party and use of Shanti’s amenities. Yoga is not included. Rate is indicated per person; please add hst.

Shanti’s amenities include use of infrared sauna, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline, swimming dock, labyrinth, meditation garden, slack line, hula hoops, wellness tea bar & wifi.

Schedule

Friday

Arrival after 2 pm.. Ensure to line up early for the ferry during this holiday weekend!

4:30 – 6 pm yoga with Darin (yurt)

6:30 Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 Kirtan with Adam Bauer

9:45 Bhakti Bon Fire   Bring out your personal instrument fireside and take your turn leading a chant.   

 

Saturday

 Morning snack available upon rising (tea, fruit, oatmeal, trail mix)

8:00 am  meditation at the Timor hut with Darin (30 minutes)

8:45 am – 10:15 yoga with Wendy (yurt)

10:30 Brunch

Free time for swimming, water trampoline, hammock therapy, canoe/kayak, slack line, hula hoop, henna booth, sauna, relaxing and more!

12 – 1:30 Kirtan with Abby Blythe

2-3:30pm Kirtan with Bhakti Connection (outdoors if weather permits)

Afternoon complimentary snack

4:30-6:00 pm Movement & Mantra Yoga with Lana Sugarman

6:30 Dinner

8:00 Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

Sunday

 Light morning snack available upon rising

8:00 am meditation at the hut with Wendy or silent morning walk with Darin

8:45 – 10:15 am Yoga with Lacey

10:30 am brunch

12- 2pm Kirtan with Lana Sugarman, includes teachings on mantra history and a group vocal warm up.

 

Departure for 3 day guests

 Afternoon complimentary snack

4-6 Workshop with Brenda McMorrow: “Bhakti and Jnana: the Yogas of Devotion and Self-Inquiry”

6:30 pm Dinner

8pm Kirtan with Adam Bauer

9:45 Bhakti Dance Party with Lacey

Monday

Light morning snack available upon rising

 8:15 – 9:15 morning yoga with Wendy or silent walking meditation with Darin

9:30 – 10:30 am Closing kirtan with all artists

10:45 am brunch

Departure

 

2013 Weekend of Bhakti & Yoga

About the Workshops

 Bhakti and Jnana: the Yogas of Devotion and Self-Inquiry with Brenda McMorrow 

This workshop will include mantra, devotional song, self-inquiry exercises and discussion about how we can use both Bhakti and Jnana as tools towards opening to a direct realization of Truth!

About the Artist’s

Brenda McMorrow

Devotional Chant Artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan. Brenda is invited to share her music at events across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. With 3 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. She has accompanied Grammy award winning cellist David Darling and esteemed Kirtan musicians Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman, Dave Stringer and more. www.brendamcmorrow.com

 “Brenda McMorrow has a gift. When she sings, Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba) is there” – Ram Dass

 “…Brenda McMorrow has forged her own unique and welcoming style of mantra music, blending elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms, with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.  Her new album, Igniting the Beauty, blends inspired reinterpretations of some of her best repertoire material with meditative new compositions that explore gorgeous vistas of dreamlike melodies” – Yoga Journal

 Adam Bauer

Adam played bass for years supporting artists like Krishna Das and Shyamdas, among many others. Now accompanying himself on harmonium singing his own original kirtan compositions, he is emerging as a compelling and deeply soulful kirtan wala in his own right. His critically-acclaimed first solo record, Shyam Lila, debuted on Mantralogy Records in April 2014, and is available at http://merchnow.com/products/175204/  and http://iamadambauer.com/shyam-lila/ Additionally, Adam has a unique online store, Dharma Boutique, filled with sacred and sensual treasures collected on his travels in India. www.dharmaboutique.com

 

 

 

 

 

Lana Sugarman

CoverArtInvocation Lana merges her love for Sanskrit and song with the practice of kirtan (call and response chanting). You can find her creating good vibrations at studios throughout Toronto, sharing the magic of mantras. She has had the opportunity to sing and play with David Newman, Brenda McMorrow, Mike Cohen, Swaha, Jim Gelcer, Lea Longo, and John William Bauld. In August, 2013, Lana released her first album of mantra/kirtan music,Invocation. http://lanayoga.ca/

 

 

 

Abby Blythe

Abby Blythe’s life and career as both a musician and yogi started in early adolescence.  She began her formal vocal training at the age of 10, and carried on these studies into adulthood, eventually studying vocal performance at Queen’s university, performing in Opera, Musical Theatre, and numerous recitals along the way.

Around the same age, and seemingly by chance, Abby also took her first lessons in Yoga. Through both of these practices Abby learned the power and value of a good breath early in life.

It was the discovery of Kirtan (sacred chanting in Sanskrit of the names of the Divine) that brought the missing link-  soul- to Abby Blythe’s singing. It inspired her to finally start sharing her voice more publicly, eventually even making recordings.

Abby Blythe is so delighted to have made this discovery and joyfully offers these sacred songs any chance she can get- from venues as small as a private living room to venues as large as the the Metro Toronto Convention Center (Toronto Yoga Conference).

Abby Blythe’s voice and music can be enjoyed live at any Kirtan event, or can be enjoyed in your home via recordings offered for sale here.

 

The Bhakti Connection

The Bhakti Connection have been sharing the spirit of kirtan and chant in Ottawa, Canada since 2007. Together they bring a multi cultural ‘unity’ kirtan to new heights, using voice and music as the key to bring spiritual unity. The Bhakti Connection’s musical background brings together a variety of  styles and influences to create a vibration and energy that is unique.  They have released their second album, “For All the Beings” in 2013.  To listen to The Bhakti Connection: www.BhaktiConnection.ca


Date Added: November 8, 2014 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Living with Yoga



Shanti Fall Favorites…delicious seasonal recipes

Fall has been a wonderful time for Shanti’s kitchen team.  Thanks to the continuous abundance of the garden, we have been preparing many delicious seasonal dishes. We are always looking for new recipes for inspiration and then making it our own (adding love and awareness to each recipe).

This time of year we are harvesting pumpkins, butternut squash, tomatoes, red peppers and some fresh herbs. We are also using garlic from our garden as well as mixed greens, spinach, Swiss chard, leeks and onions from the local organic farmer at Okee’s Farms, Wolfe Island.

Below we have included the links to some of the recipes we have tried and served so far this Fall. We will continue to update and let you know how they turn out.

Chickpea & Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

This recipe was delicious and we served it with brown Basmati rice, salad, cucumber-mint raita and the avocado chutney recipe found in our cookbook, Shanti at Home. Order a copy!

 

Butternut squash with whole wheat, wild rice and onion stuffing 

As a special treat for our Thanksgiving menu, we will be preparing this festive butternut squash dish from vegkitchen.com

 


Date Added: October 6, 2014 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Living Seasonally & Locally,Whole Foods Living



About Us

Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its 12th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…