Road Trip – March 2021

We took a quick trip to get away. Below are a few photos of our time away. There is something about going away...the anticipation of going, the excitement of a new adventure, seeing a new place. There is something about changing the environment that clears “the cobwebs” out of my head as my mom used [...]

Part 1 – 2021 Garden: “The Starts”

As I get older I am discovering the value in every season. Right now it’s springtime. Now is the time to plant starts. The Beginning Springtime buds Seedlings budding! Emerging onion start We are trying an experiment...to create our garden from seed. To literally “start” our garden from seed. Our beans have not emerged yet. [...]

My 5 Prongs for WellBeing

Disclaimer: I have been reflecting on covid, the lockdowns and the “shadow effects” we are now seeing. I am not a doctor, therapist, social worker, psychologist. The thoughts expressed in this blog piece are my own. If you are having difficulty, if you are experiencing loss or a lack of mental wellbeing, talk to a [...]

“Healthy & Fresh” Corn Tomato Avocado Salad

Corn Tomato Avocado Salad I ran across this recipe last week. I like all the ingredients; fresh corn off the cob, tomato, avocado and cucumber. I knew I needed to try! Today, I used our homegrown garden tomatoes, I had a cucumber in the refrigerator. I used a sparing amount of red onion as it [...]

Part 4 – 2020 Garden Journal: “Backyard Harvesting”

A few years ago we had many green tomatoes. We do enjoy fried green tomatoes! But we had more green than we could eat and wished they had turned red. Tomatoes in brown paper bag We tried this tip and it has worked for us! The above tomatoes fell from one of the vines, they [...]

Part 3 – 2020 Garden Journal: “ Three Months Later-Harvesting”

Getting to the best part of gardening...harvesting! The photos speak for themselves! New Garden One month old garden Today’s Garden Green beans, tomatoes & onion Almost Ready! Home grown tomatoes Vegetable Centerpiece! We are blessed with the harvest we have had so far. May you stay safe and healthy. #thepatientgardener

Independence Day Dessert

I was blessed to be able to spend time with my family this 4th of July. We had a delicious meal of grilled chicken, pasta, Italian sausage in tomato sauce with peppers & onion, steak, homemade salsa. So good! I am a Dessert Snob! Our daughter makes all types of dessert from cakes to cookies...all [...]

Happy Father’s Day 2020!

My family celebrated Father’s Day yesterday! We gathered at our daughter & fiancé’s home where a feast was prepared! Before the Feast We started with a fresh Greek salad, romaine Lettuce, red onion, feta cheese and kalamata olives with a light balsamic vinegar dressing Greek Salad Next we had grilled burgers, sausages and potatoes. Our [...]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I am missing some of the favorites I ♥️ when we go out to eat. So I found a recipe for one of my favorites, chicken lettuce wraps. Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe Stir Fry Veggies Julienne Carrots, Celery & Red Pepper, Chopped Green Onion & Ginger Hoisin Sauce, Kosher Salt, Rice Vinegar, Canola Oil & [...]