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Reserve your place at the table in Barcelona for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 6-9 pm! The book is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
This event is for you – if you want to read a good book, but don’t want to join and commit to a regular monthly book club. Yet, you would like to share in a discussion of the book with other women over a sit down meal related to the subject of the book. This would be a great gift, or a perfect time to ask your mother, daughter, sister, or friend, for instance, to join you in sharing this evening together. If you are interested, then here’s what to do.Follow these instructions:1) If you are interested in reading this book and participating in the actual event, then you must sign up ahead of time to attend, space is limited;2) Immediately reserve your place at the table by emailing Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Next, you read and finish the book before you come to the event on Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm, with your book in hand to 124 E. Main St., Cherokee, IA
4) When you arrive, you can then make your payment of $40.00/person.
Body of Wisdom promises you will be surprised and delighted with an interesting book conversation and a beautiful meal presented by Mary. The event will also include some other related activities. In other words, all you need to do is read the designated book, Cutting for Stone, and then just show up! Space is limited and cancellations must be made 48 hours ahead of time to allow for any wait list or change of menu.
The story line is about Marion and Shiva Stone who are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Bound together by a connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. This is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles – and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.
In Barcelona, there is a great food tradition going on at this time of year. It involves the smell of outdoor wood burning fires! Ahhhh…the sweet smell of food grilling over an open flame. I’m in heaven! Most of you know me as the “pyromaniac” on our farm. I take my hats off to the Larrabee fire department, my husband, family and friends for understanding this pleasurable disorder of mine. My husband has even suffered for it, burning his hairy chest and all, as I recall on a crisp sunny, but snow covered March weekend…memories. But, let’s get back to the great tradition of cooking and eating “Calcots”!
What are they, you ask?…. Continue reading
Let’s just take one last look at 2011 as we go forward into the new year; motivated to lose weight, exercise more and find peace in this crazy world we live in. Allow me to share some photos I took this past year, along with a little advice for the future, remembering that the best advice is to live in the present, enjoy your friends, family and neighbors, and also……. Continue reading
When a bunch of women meet for Book Club/Dinner Club at Body of Wisdom, the experience is something quite interesting. Especially when you get bindied, and tables and people get draped in funky colored cloth. And, that was just what happened at this event!
The Hindi Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
Reserve your place at the table at Body of Wisdom in August!