Saturday, February 28, 2009

A New Juicer

We used our new Green Star juicer for the third time yesterday. Apples, celery, cucumber -- green and delish. It uses the twin gear system, so it is almost chewing the vegetables to bits. It is much slower than the Champion, I guess it takes its time. The pulp comes out very dry. We finally retired our old Champion after we could no longer find a replacement part for a cracked screen holder. We decided to purchase the Green Star juicer since it also juices wheat grass. We drink juice for sustained health, high nutrition, increased stamina, and mental clarity.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Booklet on Nature Observation

A Guide for Observing Nature
Breathe Deep 2008, 24-page booklet
By Chris Korrow

$5.00 includes shipping

Creator of the award-winning documentary, seen on PBS, Garden Insects
Nine easy ways to improve your relationship with nature. Chris Korrow shares nature based practices that awaken our senses, expand our understanding, inform our choices, give us a new vantage point so we can make life decisions in new and creative ways. Section include, "Slow Down," "Silence," "Walking," "Sound," "Color," "Touch," "Not Doing," and more....

From the Introduction:
"So I understand how being more connected to nature can help reduce stress and bring me a little more peace, but what good is it to my everyday material life? There is something I’ve seen in each person who has an intimate relationship with nature, and it increases exponentially with the strength of their connection — they are more adaptable. A person who is connected with nature can draw inspiration from both realms, natural and manmade. I’m not just talking about the availability of raw materials, but also an understanding of the way each system works. In short, a person that is not connected to nature is only working with 50 percent of their potential. It’s kind of like trying to balance a budget, when all you know how to do mathematically is add."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Winter Eating Fresh and In Season

Winter Eating Fresh and In Season
Six ways to eat raw in the winter
—Christy Korrow
(Previously published in LILIPOH magazine)

During winter when our diets turn to cooked foods, it is even more important to partake in fresh living foods with meals. Fresh living foods provide us with dosages of vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes essential to digestion and nutrient assimilation.

1. Sprouts: A variety of sprouting seeds are readily available through the mail or at your local health food store. Favorites are broccoli, radish and clover. A delicious salad can be made from sprouted French lentils, add some parsley, lemon, salt and ginger.

2. Grow your own greens: Most climates support at least some production of fresh cold weather tolerant crops. Here in Kentucky, at zone six, we are able to grow lettuce mix, kale, parsley, carrots and spinach with very little protection, and only occasional additional heat from the wood burning stove in our small green house.

3. Dried fruits: Another form of concentrated nourishment, and a healthy way to curb a sweet tooth. Be sure to select organic and non-sulfured varieties. Apricots are especially high in fiber and beta-carotene.

4. Cabbage: A wonderful winter crop, always readily available at local grocery stores, and has strong detoxifying properties. Get creative with cole slaw, varying away from traditional mayonnaise versions, by creating an Asian version with sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds and a light drizzle of agave for sweetness.

5. Carrots: Another cold weather crop, delicious raw. Grate carrots for textural interest and easier digestibility. Create a salad with carrots, walnuts, a few raisins, a light drizzle of your favorite vinegar and oil, and salt.

6. Potted Parsley: If you don’t have an in-ground garden, keep several large pots of parsley near a suny wondow, or outside if temeratures allow. Sprinkled fresh on almost any dish, the bright green color is cheerful, and parsley is high in vitamins and antioxidents.

Upcoming Event with Chris

Where: Steele Creek Nature Center and Park

Chris Korrow will present a program on Friday evening, May 29th 2009 (this will include a screening of "Garden Insects,") followed by an outdoor night walk. Activities will continue on Saturday morning, May 30th, and run well into the afternoon. This would include another presentation, a day time walk and a photo workshop.

Steele Creek Park is a 2200+ acre municipal park owned and operated by the City of Bristol, Tennessee.

Dancing with Thoreau in Progress

Chris recently passed through northern Kentucky where the severe ice storm hit. Luckily, we are in the southern part of the state, so we received only hard rain. Chris was on his way to Spikenard Farm, a 600-acre biodynamic farm and honey bee sanctuary in central Illinois, to interview Gunther Hauk. Gunther is a well-known biodynamic beekeeper, and author of the book, “Toward Saving the Honey Bee.” Excerpts from the interview will appear in Chris’s upcoming film, “Dancing with Thoreau.”

Friday, February 13, 2009

Garden Insects to Air on PBS

Chris’s bug movie “Garden Insects” will once again air on PBS this spring. If you haven’t yet seen it, check it out March 18th and March 22nd at 9:30pm EST here in Kentucky on KET. Check your local listings nation-wide. PBS airs a 26-minute version, the DVD available on this site is 52 minutes. After watching the film, a recent viewer told Chris, “You are definitely a multi-media artist—from dirt to film.”

Monday, February 2, 2009


Dear friends,

We are excited to welcome you to our new website The site features all of the products available through Breathe Deep Productions, and this active blog with musings, product news and events listings.

Peace and blessings, Chris Korrow

PS We are proud to note that Chris Korrow received professional development funding through the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the

Dancing with Thoreau

Chris’s new documentary Dancing with Thoreau is underway. Much high definition footage was shot on a cross country family trip that took us through Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, Olympic and Rainier National Parks. The film will be a compilation of meditative imagery and interviews with notable folks who bring insights into the connections between nature and human consciousness.

As Chris puts it:
“My new film helps us to increase our awareness of our place on this planet and points out methods we can use to reconnect with the world. Being more in touch with nature we become more in touch with ourselves and most importantly how we fit in—and fit in we must. There is a reason why Buddha sat under a bodhi tree and Jesus went into the dessert for forty days.

Nature is the greatest untapped educational tool we have, we intimately study how it works from a mechanical point of view, but the true lesson to be learned from nature is how we work, how the laws that govern this planet work, and how these two concepts must eventually work in unison. When we increase our understanding and relationship to the laws that govern life on this planet, we double our ability for growth, adaptability and harmony, for we are then working from the perspective of, for example, not just how to keep money flowing, but how it can keep flowing within the constraints of sustainability, balance and harmony.”

Most recently Chris interviewed the 89-year-old Dominican nun, Sister Adrian Hofstetter, author of "Earth-Friendly Re-Visioning Science and Spirituality through Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Rudolf Steiner" (SteinerBooks 2006) for the the film.