Jyothi giving Reiki in Nature

My energetic life journey with Reiki so far

Behind our house there is a magic gateway that leads to a public park. In this park there is a climbing structure for children, that everybody calls “de Spin” (tr. from Dutch: “the Spider”). Around this climbing structure there is a circle of low stones and, outside of that circle, another circle exists partly made out… Read more »

We are beings of Light

My partner’s depression was a growth opportunity for our family

Daniele and I met when we were 19, we lived in different countries and the internet was not commercially spread, we wrote letters for a while but then lost contact.  When we got back in touch I was ending a bad relationship where I was not loved but which gave me a beautiful son, and… Read more »

Organic Butter

Why I stopped using margarine…

While growing up I was told that butter was bad for you, it would cause you heart problems and high cholesterol. That is what the television said, that is what the doctors said, that what they told me in school. I believed them…. Then I slowly started to get sick, and with one of the… Read more »

House in Kenmore


Time to finally update this blog. A lot has happened since the last time I wrote here. We moved, to the United States, we bought a lovely home, with a wonderful back yard. The kids are doing great at their schools. More about that in later posts. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in America, it is… Read more »

Custom made bag


Creativity is a mental and social process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations of the creative mind between existing ideas or concepts. Creativity is fuelled by the process of either conscious or unconscious insight. An alternative conception of creativeness (based on its etymology) is that it is simply the act… Read more »


It has been a busy year and a half

Since I last wrote here, a lot has happened. Some good some bad. Life in the end is good. Lets see if I can keep this a bit more up to date and post a bit more things that are going on in my life. But I do not make any promises. One of the… Read more »

Melanzane al Funghetto

Melanzane al funghetto

I love simplicity, specially when I am cooking our daily dinner I love things things that are healthy but do not require hours of preparing. This dish we eat often when the melanzane’s or eggplant are cheap. I use about 2 melanzane’s about 4 tablespoons of oil, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 cans of peeled… Read more »

Peach Amaretto Semifreddo

Peach and Amaretto Semifreddo

My creation for desert on christmas dinner. Ingredients for 6 persons 1 big can of peaches 750 grams of marscapone 150 grams of sugar 100 ml milk or cream (i used milk) 50 grams of amaretti crushed Mix de marscapone with the milk and sugar untill it is smooth. Cut all but 2 halves of… Read more »

Banana Chocolate Muffin

Banana / Chocolate Muffin

Originally uploaded by Daniele Muscetta Found the recipe on the internet, adjusted it a little bit because did not have all the ingredients in the house. They turned out pretty good, and are very easy to make. Ingredients: 3 banana’s smashed 150 ml sun flower oil 1 egg 100 gr of sugar 1 tablespoon of… Read more »

Shaman's spiral pendant

What do you feel?

This pendant was given to me by a shaman artist when I was about 17 years old. It happened like this. Me and my parents where walking on a alternative market where different stalls where offering their services. There was the tarot reading, Reiki etc etc. There was also this little stall full with beautiful… Read more »

  • Sea waves

    End of summer

    Just a few weeks untill autumn officially starts. This weekend is the last weekend of the summer holiday of the boys. Monday they are both starting at there new school. I really hope they make loads of friends en feel good at school. Also most likely i have found a job and will start working… Read more »

  • Pasta alla Carbonara

    Pasta alla Carbonara

    Some people use spaghetti or bucatini. I do prefer short, raw pasta that collects the bacon pieces and the egg better. This recipe is very simple, but timing is essential when making it. Start by frying some bacon in olive oil. Don’t make it burned. Just cook it for a couple of minutes: it only… Read more »

  • Guacamole


    Ingredients: A small onion. a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper, lemon juice (a couple of tea spoons), one ripe avocado, one cherry tomato. put altogether and mix it all with a blender. don’t forget to dip your nachos in it. enjoy 🙂

  • Carrot cake

    Carrot cake

    I found this recipe searching for a good recipe for a cake without eggs. As my mother in law in allergic for them. 3 tsp lemon juice 1 1/4 cup milk 2/3 cup sunflower oil 3/4 Cup sugar 3 cup flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/12 tsp cinnamon powder 1 1/2 tsp ginger powder… Read more »

  • Dutch Apple Pie

    Dutch apple pie

    This is the apple pie my granny always used to make when I was little. Now I make it for us or for when we are with friends. I added a bit of ginger to the original recipe. I love the combination of apples, raisins, ginger and cinnamon. Ingredients For the dough 240 gr flour… Read more »

  • Tomato Cheese Pie

    Tomato cheese pie

    Living in Italy also means that when it is the right season the vegetables of that season are really cheap. So the other day I bought 10 kilo of tomatoes for 4 euro. So I went looking online for recipes, this is one of them. 6 plum tomatoes cut in thick slices 1 package of… Read more »

  • Finally a new post

    Tha last month and a half we have been busy with moving to our new house. So we had to strip walls, paint them and a bit of burocratics to resolve… Now things are nearly finished, just the finishing touches. The new house even though it has some small problems feels very good and so… Read more »

  • The secret

    My mother told me to watch this it is very interesting. My family back in Holland is bringing it in practice and it is working for them. So will give it a go as well.

  • Falafel


    This is how I make them. I add some more vegetables then in the “original” recipe because Luca is not to keen on eating vegetables and he loves eating these. So this way he eats them anyway. For me cooking is a matter of feeling so it is hard to give the exact amounts for… Read more »

  • Chocolate coconut brownies

    Chocolate and coconut Brownies

    Is a variation on normal brownie recipe. Because did not have all the ingredients of the original recipe and Luca was begging me to make a cake . Also I had to use some of the chocolate from all the Easter eggs the boys got given for Easter. Ingredients: 180 grams dark chocolate 180 grams of margarine *… Read more »

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