Mushroom Memoirs

Mushroom Memoirs

Mushroom Memoirs

At present, while putting the finishing touches on this book, the general public seems to be undergoing a resurgence of interest in the psychedelic experience, highlighted by even popular mainstream writers such as Michael Pollan. While in general I see this as a very welcomed and positive development, my expectations run considerably short of the revolution in understanding hoped for by many involved in this endeavor. The reason for this is not however based upon the potential of psychedelics themselves, but on the irreconcilable differences between the mindset of "modern man" and the expanded consciousness accessible through these substances. We have come this way before... and if the psychedelic community is not more careful this time, there will likely be a re-run of the 1960's, in which the sensationalized media accounts of casualties sour public opinion, lawmakers harden their resolve with irrational legal status, and the legitimate research taking place, likely the only chance for a legitimate way forward, is shut down. While there is a growing amount of literature available from this research community I believe there is also something to be gained by a reader from entering into this world through the eyes of a troubled adolescent and then following this same person through the changes which followed. My main hope in sharing these experiences is that they may assist someone having already tried psychedelics, but also that a newcomer to this subject matter can gain some insight. The format of this book first details the actual experiences as they occurred, followed by a commentary which takes into account the mindset in which they had taken place. As the content of these experiences delve further and further into the subconscious, my mindset is changed considerably and the commentaries which follow are forced to adopt a more speculative posture. That the ontological mechanics of the psychedelic experience itself align up so well with eastern philosophical belief systems can be no mere coincidence. And when the descriptions from the most recent discoveries in sub-atomic physics sound like the ramblings of a Hindu philosopher... one should take notice. There is something going on here, something which I believe deserves more attention. What I explore in these following chapters is one of the oldest mysteries known to humankind, a place tightly guarded by superstition, cultural identity and organized religion; a place which defies any known language to accurately describe: our inner world.

100 Wild Mushrooms

100 Wild Mushrooms

100 Wild Mushrooms

Toni Home Perm, Flexible Flyer Snow Sled, Hula Hoop, Mercurochrome, Fishnet Stockings, Beatles, Mohair, Go-Go Boots, Aluminum Christmas Tree...and, the beat goes on. While the mushroom cloud of the Cold War hovered over us, my sister and I carried on as kids do regardless of world events. Since the daily minutiae of life provides the magic for memories to MUSHROOM WILDLY-feed your head my nostalgic recollections of growing up during the '60s counterculture. Serious, sentimental, or silly revelations set aside: you know better than to duck and cover under a school desk for protection against nuclear fallout.

Memoirs

Memoirs

Memoirs


Menus and Memoirs of a Yacht Chef Dine with the Elite Onboard Their Yachts Worldwide

Menus and Memoirs of a Yacht Chef  Dine with the Elite Onboard Their Yachts Worldwide

Menus and Memoirs of a Yacht Chef Dine with the Elite Onboard Their Yachts Worldwide

Thai prawn coconut soup served in a coconut shell, followed by steaming, aromatic osso buco on creamy potato celeriac and French beans almondine, with Belgian flourless chocolate torte on cr me sabayon for dessert. This is just one of many menus I created for a yacht during my adventures at sea. Throughout my years working as a chef on private yachts, I have often been asked, "What kinds of meals are served on these luxurious yachts?" This cookbook answers that question, providing many of the recipes and menus that I have used on board yachts. Each of the ten chapters describes a yacht and its worldwide cruising destination-and the full-course menus and individual recipes that were created on the journey. The ingredients, dishes, and wines reflect the specialties that are enjoyed in each region of the world. Whether you prepare an entire meal or design your own menu using one of the many recipes in this book, you'll find the recipes clear and easy to follow. They are written in simple terms, using measurements, equipment, and ingredients that can be found in most kitchens. All of the courses have been wine-paired by a professional wine connoisseur from Total Wine and More . Suggestions for wine options cover a variety of price ranges, so you can have a great wine for a modest price or be decadent for a special meal. You don't have to leave your home to enjoy a travel-inspired gourmet meal. Cruise with me on the Mexican Sea of Cortez and enjoy grilled mahi mahi with cilantro and pumpkin seed pesto, experience green-lipped mussels in New Zealand's Bay of Islands, and savor the sweet tangy taste of an award-winning key lime pie in the Bahamas. Bon app tit! Experience the adventure of worldwide travel by creating delicious, gourmet meals in your own kitchen or galley.

Entomology Memoirs

Entomology Memoirs

Entomology Memoirs