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Isaac’s Has Derby Fever Too: Café Specials, May 1-5

When most folks think of the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, they think of horses, hats and all the hoopla that surrounds this one of a kind event.  That’s all well and good, but as you may expect, I tend to think in terms of the special foods that are synonymous with spring […]

The Sage: Healthy Living Wisdom from the Edible Garden

A healthy mind, body, and heart is vital in keeping our bodies healthy so that we may grow. A balanced amount of exercise and sleep enables us to generate and sustain energy. While constantly striving to grow and learn is vital to well-being, equally important is our ability to rest, to embrace the ‘art’ of relaxation, […]

The Sage, Wisdom from the Edible Garden, April 14, 2017

Change is the foundation for growth, making it a frequent topic in life and this blog. Change is more visible during spring than any other time of the year, except fall. Out of the grey and barren landscape that we have known for months, springs an array of colorful flowers and scents erupt. The songs […]

The Sage, Wisdom from the Edible Garden, March 23

I try to start every morning with a slow, calm, meditative walk through the Edible Garden. Slowing down my steps to match my breath allows me to deeply connect with the flow of the garden. While “flowing,”’ I try to place my attention completely on the environment and my place in the natural cycle of […]

Seeing Green: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 13-17

It certainly is not unusual to see green this time of year. In fact, we have been seeing green for most of February.  It started with the tender buds sprouting on so many of the trees at Bernheim to the daffodils coming up behind Isaac’s Café.  Even with the colder weather this week, the plants seem […]

The Sage: Winter Reflection Wisdom from the Edible Garden

For many cultures throughout history, winter, particularly January through March, has been recognized as the moment in time to most successfully reflect on the past and envision for the future. Though this winter has not always felt like winter, it’s still important use this time to reflect and acknowledge that life can be filled with […]

The Sage: Soil Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As seasons come and go, change comes for us all. When these changes come,  it’s easy to lose hope. In nature, death, the ultimate change, is all around us. It is an inescapable partner to life. However, the end of one cycle always provides the foundation for fostering new life: a fallen tree becomes habitat and […]

The Sage: Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As mother nature stretches free from winter’s cold slumber once again, the scent of distant flowers bring a smile to any face traversing nature. Bees and spring peepers venture out early, some of the first of nature’s symphony serenade the returning sun. Water flows unimpeded by the force of ice life swims through the shimmering […]