Sacred Economics

We would like to have a book discussion about Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein.

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

You can download it here.

Want to discuss?  Comment, below, to send us an email and we’ll schedule a discussion!

Giving Thanks Supper and Storytelling

coyoteparteeOn Thanksgiving Friday, the day after the traditional Thanksgiving holiday, Rainsong is holding a Giving Thanks Supper and Storytelling.

People are invited to bring a story to tell and a favorite dish (it does *not* need to be anything on a normal Thanksgiving menu) to share. The common theme or inspiration for the stories will be Giving Thanks. What you are thankful for? How you realized this? What happened to help you to this realization? How do you show your gratitude?

Starting at 4pm, we will gather, eat, sing and tell stories until the wee hours, and sleeping over is encouraged! Children are also very welcome!

Please comment on this page to send us a private email to join our planning Acorn, RSVP or make other inquiries. (Comments are NOT published.)

This event is open to friends of Rainsong, and friends of friends.

We are so grateful for your presence in our lives!

Calling all Hobbits!

DSC06649Our Open Saturdays continue on October 26th with a special costumed day for children starting at 1pm.

Hobbits, Orcs, Wizards, Elves, and other costumed creatures are all welcome!

Chakra Workshop continues from 2-4 while children continue playing. Cooking and communal meal happens from 4-6, followed by music and games!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

kefircornbreadThis has no processed suger, no gluten, nothing to stop you from eating as much as you want!

I doubled the recipe, below, thinking it would make 2 pies, but I had enough filling leftover to make a crustless loaf which was delish. So: crust is optional!

That said, he’s how to make a great gluten free pie crust:

One Pie Crust.

1/3rd cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon Ghee

or, instead of the above, 1/2 cup grass fed butter

2 Eggs, Preferably Local Pastured
1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
3/4 Cup Coconut Flour (or almond flour)
1 Tablespoon Raw Honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt coconut oil and ghee or butter in saucepan on low heat.

Mix all ingredients except flour together in bowl. Then add the flour. Stir until dough holds together.

Grease a 9″ pie pan with coconut oil.

Squish dough into a ball and pat into pie pan. Don’t worry if the edges don’t come all the way up the sites of the pan. Half way up is just fine. Prick it with a fork (or it will bubble up!) and bake for 9 minutes. Let cool a bit before filling with pumpkin batter.

Recipe for 1 pie (though it may make more!)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2 cups of pumpkin puree (a small pumpkin can easily make 4 cups of puree. To make puree, remove the seeds and “guts” and bake pumpkin in oven at 400 for about 45-60 minutes. Let cool a bit so you can peel off the skin. Then blend in food processor. Taste it. If it is sweet, you don’t need to add much honey or maple syrup. You can also substitute sweet potato for pumpkin.)
1 14 oz can of Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk (not lite)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of honey (maybe add a bit more if the pumpkin is not sweet)
2 teaspoons of grade b maple syrup (maybe add a bit more if the pumpkin is not sweet)

Mix ALL ingredients, including the warm oil. A bowl can work. A vitamix or blender is probably better.

Then pour into pie crust. It’s ok if the filling covers the top of the edges of the pie crust. Make sure it isn’t so full that you can’t move your pan without spilling it!

Bake for approximately 50 minutes, until a fork comes out clean. Let cool a bit and enjoy!

Open Saturday

Yes, we are meeting again this week. If you missed the Chakra Introduction last week but are interested in attending, please comment below to send us an email!
Please bring some food to share (ready to eat or cook), musical instruments, and any fun games you’d like to share!
RSVPs are appreciated!