Saturday, 26 March 2016


I wanted to make pancakes and I have lots of different types of flour. I decided to check on grains. I have millet too that I ususally add to the receipi but it seems that in some cases, we need to be careful:

I checked on google and it seems that we need to be careful about Millet for some reasons (

Beware of Millet – A Potent Goitrogen

While millet may not contain gluten, it does contain goitrogens.  Goitrogens are those substances in food that suppress thyroid activity and can lead to goiter, an enlargement of this very important gland which resides in the throat.  Low iodine intake can also lead to goiter.
Hypothyroidism is a serious and sometimes debilitating condition that accompanies a weak or enlarged thyroid such as what occurs with goiter. Depression, difficulty losing weight, loss of hair, cold hands/feet, and fatigue are common hypothyroid symptoms.  By some estimates, hypothyroidism is at epidemic proportions in Western society.
While the goitrogens in foods that contain them are usually reduced by cooking (such as cruciferous vegetables), cooking actually increases the goitrogenic effect of millet!  Therefore, when folks begin eating large amounts of millet bread with a wholesale switch over from wheat, the goitrogenic effects of this simple dietary change can be profound.!

I am still testing the blood type foods not believing 100% yet because there might be other factors (such as genetics and environment we have grown up in, the modification of grains, etc.) playing and the information that we have not yet about other aspects of these foods.
Here, some information about the grains please, check by yourself and always know that we are unique and might have different reactions to them) from the below website:


Foodies know that ancient grains are having a superstar moment at hot restaurants all over the globe.  What they don’t know (unless, of course, they follow the Blood Type Diet) is that Dr. D’Adamo was promoting the benefits of ancient grains even before he published Eat Right for Your Type in 1996!  If you’re just learning about the trend and discovering these ancient grains, we’re here to give you the scoop on which ancient grains are right for your Blood Type and how to in”grain” them into your daily diet!
Kamut – The name “kamut” comes from the ancient Egyptian word for “wheat.” Considered by some to be the great-great grandfather of grains, kamut is a variety of high-protein wheat that has never been hybridized. Thirty-six kernels were brought to Montana in the late 1940s. Kamut’s kernels are two to three times the size of most wheat. Not only does this grain have a deliciously nutty flavor, but it also has a higher nutritional value than its modern-day counterparts. In the United States, kamut is often used in pastas, puffed cereal and crackers.  Kamut is a neutral for Blood Type O and Blood Type A (secretors and non-secretors) and an avoid for Blood Type B and Blood Type AB (secretors and non-secretors)
Millet – Though America cultivates this cereal grass almost exclusively for fodder and bird seed, millet is a staple for almost 1/3 of the world’s population, particularly in disadvantaged regions of Asia and Africa. There are many varieties of millet, most of which are rich in protein. Millet has a bland flavor that lends itself well as a background to other seasonings. It’s prepared like rice by boiling it in water and is used to make hot cereal and dishes like PILAF. Ground millet is used as a flour to make puddings, breads and cakes. Millet can be found in Asian markets and health-food stores. Millet is Beneficial for Blood Type B and Blood Type B (secretors and non-secretors) and Neutral for Blood Types A and O (secretor and non-secretors).
Quinoa – Although quinoa is still new to the American market, it was a staple of the ancient Incas, who called it “the mother grain.” To this day it’s an important food in South American cuisine. Hailed as the “supergrain of the future,” quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. It’s considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa is also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains, and it provides a rich and balanced source of vital nutrients. Tiny and bead-shaped, the ivory-colored quinoa cooks like rice (taking half the time of regular rice) and expands to four times its original volume. Its flavor is delicate, almost bland, and has been compared to that of couscous. Quinoa is lighter than but can be used in any way suitable for rice – as part of a main dish, a side dish, in soups, in salads and even in puddings. It’s available packaged as a grain, ground into flour and in several forms of pasta. Quinoa can be found in most health-food stores and supermarkets. Quinoa is a neutral for all blood types.
Buckwheat – A native of Russia, buckwheat is thought of as a cereal, but is actually an herb of the genus Fagopyrum. The triangular seeds of this plant are used to make buckwheat flour, which has an assertive flavor and is used for pancakes and as an addition to some baked goods. The famous Russian blini (thin, crepe-like pancakes) are made with buckwheat flour. Buckwheat groats are the hulled, crushed kernels, which are usually cooked in a manner similar to rice. Groats come in coarse, medium and fine grinds. Kasha, which is roasted buckwheat groats, has a toastier, more nutty flavor. Buckwheat is Beneficial for Blood Type A secretors, Neutral for Blood Type A non-secretors, Avoid for Blood Types B and AB (secretors and non-secretors), Neutral for Blood Type O secretors and an avoid for Blood Type O non-secretors.
Amaranth – Once considered a simple weed in the United States, this nutritious annual is finally being acknowledged as the nourishing high-protein food it is. Amaranth greens have a delicious, slightly sweet flavor and can be used both in cooking and for salads. The seeds are used as cereal or can be ground into flour for bread. Amaranth seeds and flour can be found in health-food stores, as well as in some Caribbean and Asian markets. Beneficial for Blood Types A & AB (secretors and non-secretors), Neutral for Blood Type O (secretors and non-secretors), and Blood Type B non-secretors. Amaranth is an avoid for Blood Type B secretors.
Teff – Native to northern Africa, teff is a miniscule (about 1/32 inch in diameter) cereal grain. It’s been a staple of Ethiopia for eons and is now being grown in the United States in Idaho. The mildly nutty-flavored teff is high in protein and carbohydrates and a good source of calcium and iron. It can be found in some health-food stores. Teff is a Neutral for Blood Type A non-secretors, an avoid for Blood Type A secretors, an Avoid for Blood Types B and AB (secretors and non-secretors) and Neutral for Blood Type O (secretors and non-secretors).
Spelt – Native to southern Europe, where it’s been used for millenniums, spelt is an ancient cereal grain that has a mellow nutty flavor. The easily digestible spelt has a slightly higher protein content than wheat and can often be tolerated by those with wheat allergies. Spelt flour, available in health-food stores and most grocery stores, can be substituted for wheat flour in baked goods.  Spelt is Neutral for all blood types except Blood Type O non-secretors.
Farro – Farro is the Italian name for emmer wheat, an ancient strain of hard wheat from the Fertile Crescent in western Asia. Often confused with spelt due to their similar taste and texture, farro is delicious as a hot breakfast cereal and in soups, salads, side dishes, and and even desserts. One preparation that everyone loves is farrotto—farro cooked like risotto – buon appetito! Farro is Neutral for all blood types except Blood Type O non-secretors.

Claire et Guillaume chez les garçons et Cassi-13 Mars 2016

 Notre chère Moumoun tu nous a beaucoup manqué mais tu nous a envoyé deux de tes adorables préféres et nous en sommes ravis! Voici quelques tulips bien frais de Montréal pour toi qui fais tellement de belles photos de fleurs. 
Nous espérons te voir avec cher Alain ici pendant la saison que vous préférez!

Gros bisous de la part de nous toutes et tous et à bientôt!

Tulipes pour Moumoun...Photo prise par Shahrzad des Tulipes de la Serre de Westmount offert à la Bibliotèque, 2016 
Claire et Guillaume chez Sépii & Mazi & Cassi

Wednesday, 23 March 2016


Just before Nowrooz, we had a very nice family from Conneticut and the nice daughter of the family said that she chose Manoir Ville Marie because there was a piano in our hotel! I asked her which type of music she was playing and she replied,'classical'.
And the most amazing gift for me was when she said that she learned how to play piano by typing on key board!

I looked for some information, here my first research:

To be continued!!! Shahrzad

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Au revoir Hiver de paix, 2016 Bonjour Printemps de joie! Bye peaceful Winter , hello Spring...2016...Photographs & Copyright Shahrzad Ghaffari, Hotel Auberge Manoir Ville Marie, Montreal Quebec, Canada...

Mi ici mi là bas,
Mi froid, mi chaud,
Un peu de neige, un peu de pluie,
Je sais que comme pour moi,
C'est difficile de dire au-revoir!
Mais, tu sais,
Que beaucoup comme moi,
T'aimerons toujours,
T'attendrons après l'autonme,
Comme d'habitude!
Ne t'en fais pas,
La vie et ses saisons,
Ne serons pas virtuels pour des gens comme nous!
Nous vivons la vie,
Et, pour comprendre la vie,
Il faut vivre ses saisons...!

Shahrzad 19 mars 2016

J'ai eu le plaisir de faire une série magnifique de photos d'hiver que hélas j'ai effacé par manque de connaissances techniques sur l'ordinateur...
Mais, au lieu de regretter j'ai tout de suite pris mon appareil photo et ai fait ces photos qui ne sont pas pareilles qui manifestent l"occasion pour moi!
Au revoir l'hiver, merci pour ta patience et merci pour ne pas avoir été si dûre ici cette année! Je t'aime comme d'habitude et je ne changerais pas d'avis! 
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montreal

Les escaliers du secour du Manoir Ville Marie dans un flac d'eau mi gelée-1
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montreal
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal 
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal 
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal 
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal 
SÉRIE FIN  D'HIVER-Au revoir hiver-1
Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari, Montréal 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

EXHIBITION at Gallery Victoria Hall Westmount-Painting: Homeira Mortazavi and Photography Shahrzad Ghaffari-Visit of my dear friend Viviane Corriatt, Ligne Roset Naples, Florida the 28th of February 2016

Une belle visite surprise de ma belle amie Viviane!
Viviane with Homeira's Painting-1-Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari

Ma belle Viviane, quel plaisir de partager son art avec un être exceptionnel et si fin comme toi! D'avoir quelques heures pleines de joie étaient un cadeau bien précieux pour nous! Merci pour être toi, une femmes de sagesse rare avec les expériences pertinentes et tes dons exceptionnels. Joyeuse fête des femmes à une femme exceptionnelle comme toi! 
Viviane & Shahrzad with Shahrzad's Painting-1-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi
Viviane with Homeira in front of Homeir's Painting-1-Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari
Viviane in front of the French windows at the Gallery-1-Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari
Viviane with Homeira Mortazavi in front of  Homeira's Painting-2-Photo: Shahrzad Ghaffari
Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of  Homeira's Painting-2-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi
Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in the Gallery-1-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

   Viviane in front of Shahrzad Ghaffari's photographs- 1 & 2 -Photo: Homeira Mortazavi
Viviane in front of  Homeira's Painting-1-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of  Shahrzad Jardin Monet photographs-1-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in the Gallery-2-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi
Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of  Shahrzad's Jardin Monet photographs-3-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of  Shahrzad's Jardin Monet photographs-2-Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

Viviane with Shahrzad Ghaffari in front of  Shahrzad's Tulip photographs and Homeira's painting-1-
Photo: Homeira Mortazavi

Monday, 7 March 2016

Happy Anniversary to Véro & Fred + wonderful Claudia & Alex & Éliott ...Happy Birthday The Gallery of Victoria Hall of Westmount, Exhibition Catherine Benny-Shahrzad Ghaffari-Homeira Montazerai, Photographs Shahrzad Ghaffari-Hotel Auberge Manoir Ville Marie, Montréal

Once upon a time, meanwhile not so long ago, Véronica & Fréd met, fell in love...and decided to get married! 
Véronica said to her dear mother Vivane, 'I want to have a princesse's mariage...the most beautiful robe and the most expensive and highest quality French food in the trendiest hotels of Miami! And, I want the family and the friends whom I like!'. And, of course, we were invited, too!Vero's wonderful mother Vivane said to her,'Why you cannot just be like the others and have a beautiful mariage and not to make my life complicated?

Vero replied,'My dear mother, because our love is like in Fairy tales and we are the prince and princesse of our own love want us to live happy and long and offer you the most wonderful family and grand childern, then you need to make this mariage the best possible!'

'Ma chère Maman, nous sommes chez Shéherazad!', dit Véro à Viviane!
 And, honestly it was such an amazing mariage! Even though the French meal was the best of  the French cuisine and amazing but the party was sooooooooooooo unique that I could not sit down one minute and danced all the time! The most beautiful and the best balady dancers, Véro's dear brother David had the most surprising gift for them, he had prepared lots of jazzy songs and sang himself with a band and entirely impressed all the guests + Véro and Fred!
And, recently they came to Montreal for a family celebration and see us! We went to the Gallery of Victoria Hall to see my exhibition! I could never express how pleased and happy I was to see the beautiful family...they are all smart, beautiful, handsome but most of all heartful joy...So artistic! Some of the photographs that I am in, have been taken by Alex! No words can explain than these images of Véro and Fred's family! 

You have invested lot to make your precious wonderful family, I wish the same for all wonderful young couples who still believe in having a well for our wonderful sons, nieces and nephews and their friends....

And, that is it that's all...being fun and joyful in an adorable family!

Shahrzad est enchantée de votre visite et vous invite à partager votre art de sagesse,...

Bonjour aux Artistes et Artisans de la vie!!! C'est un grand plaisir de partager avec vous ma passion de vivre l'équilibre en harmonie avec la liberté grâce à la comprehension de ma place et la place de l'autrui dans cette univers...
Alros, je vous remercie pour être vous, pour votre générosité et l'ouverture, joignons à cette foire aux merveilles avec nos oeurves crées par la Passion et Tendresse pour la VIE...

Manoir Ville Marie, ce Cocoon de Paix pour beaucoup de clients réguliers qui y offrent leurs présences authentiques!!! Alors, dormir au Manoir Ville Marie est une expérience à la fois paisible et intéressante.

Participez au tirage d'un Certificat de Cadeau d'une nuit pour deux au Manoir Ville Marie':

Tous les deux mois, il vas avoir un tirage (le premier étant le pre,mier septembre 2011) et le nom du gagnant serait annoncé. sur ce weblog

*Racontez-moi un poème, une petite histoire de sagesse de maximum 500 mots, ou une photo, une peinture...

Je remerci mon très cher fils, Sépandat Stéphane (qui a le regardl très profond sur l'univers et ses êtres) pour m'avoir encourager (plutôt forcé) de faire ce blog en rapport avec mes amis Manoir Ville Marie.

Je remerci mon très cher fils, Maziar Marc (qui a le regard minutieux sur ll'univers et ses êtres) pour m'a aidé (plutôt forcer) d'avoir le courage d'apprendre comment faire ce weblog, toujours disponible pour sa mère, Maziar est un excellent guide et proffesseur.

Enfin, je remerci mon cher mari et compagnon de vie, Bahram Bernard pour m'encourage d'essayer de faire court et simple!!!

A cette étape de ma vie, je crois que la fiérté de l'être humain est dans sa Compréhension de l' cette Compréhension nous guide vers la Conscience qui se manifeste souvent par les Arts, La Créativiyé ou nos Actions. Où La Paix est présente, elle y est présente également.

. Les textes et photos publiés sur ce blog sont mes propres créations et comme tous les arts peuvent être naîfs maintenant et plus mature plutard!!! Vous allez avoir une part précieux dans mon évolution artistique par vos commentaires.

. Je jongle entre trois langues, alors, pardonnez mes erreurs et si vous souhaitez apporter des corrections, j'en serais ravie (envoyez-moi vos corrections et je les appliquerez) et je vous en serrais très reconnaissante.

... Au fur et à mesure que vous allez me connaitre à travers mon regard sur la VIE, l'univers et le monde..

Je vous aime et j'ai hâte de vous décourvir par votre ART...


About Me

J'ai toujours été ravie de mon prénom Shahrzad شهرزاد qui avait été choisi par ma chère mére, un être exceptionnel que j'appelle madar en persan. Quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad voulait dire:'Caractère Libre', j'ai sourri...quand j'ai lu l'histoire de Shahrzad, j'ai encore, quand j'ai appris que Shahrzad était dans la Perse antique la déesse de l'apprentissage (ou quelque chose similaire,à confirmer), j'ai me suis demandée comment ma mère savait que ce prénom allait tellement bien à sa fille Shahrzad!