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Learning to Cook Moroccan Cuisine at La Cocina Que Canta Part 1

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The cooking classes at the Ranch are my favorite way to spend the afternoon. Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a class at our organic farm, La Cocina Que Canta, for a cooking class taught by Denise and Meadow Linn. Denise is a world-renowned author of feng shui and space clearing books. Together with her daughter, Meadow Linn, they co-authored The Mystic Cookbook, which not only has delicious recipes, but also celebrates the joy and spiritual side of cooking.

Before the cooking began, we went out to the gardens to pick our veggies for the class. All of our cooking classes incorporate some sort of farm-to-table aspect, since our Cocina is located on a six-acre organic farm. It’s always so fun to see what’s in season, and at this time of year, there are so many flowers in bloom – it’s gorgeous!  When we got to cooking, Denise put on some Moroccan music for our Moroccan inspired menu, which really put us in the spirit! Meadow shared with us wonderful stories about why each recipe is so special. The photos above of part one of the cooking class; our guest chefs Denise and Meadow with our chef Denise Roa, being out in gardens, Meadow demonstrating and the plethora of organic veggies that would soon be cooked.

Stay tuned for Part Two to see what we made…

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Spring Ayurvedic Tips

Looking to stay healthy and enjoy all that the beautiful Spring season has to offer?  Here are some Spring tips from our Auryvedic specialist, Carla Levy: 1) Wake up early (before 7am) and utilize the new-found seasonal vitality. As kapha … Continue reading

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Origins of the Ranch, Part III

Our story to date: Rancho La Puerta co-Founder Edmond Szekely, in Tahiti on a scientific health expedition, meets Purcell Weaver in 1934. Weaver, a young Englishman suffering from ill health, solves his health problems under Szekely’s tutelage, and becomes Szekely’s … Continue reading

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Daily Ayurvedic Practices

Recently we had our Ayurvedic Specialist, Carla Levy, speak at the Ranch regarding the best daily ayruvedic practices to help us stay healthy and prevent disease.  It was a very interesting discussion and brought up some really useful tips that … Continue reading

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