A Failed Experience Taught Me To Persevere

Last year I made Easter Bread for Easter. Somehow I managed to make an unleavened bread (I am Catholic) but that’s not what I was going for! haha! I was defeated...realizing the Easter Bread got the best of me. I researched Easter Bread recipes. I ran across this one: Traditional Easter Bread Recipe The ingredients [...]

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. [...]

Turbulent & Chaotic Times

I have not posted in a long time. I am navigating the covid restrictions, vaccinations, world news and random pop up riots. These times are trying and stressful. During chaotic times I need to “center” myself. Some people may call it “grounding themselves.” I try to eat properly, get enough sleep, keep connected with family [...]

Part 5 – 2020 Garden Journal: “& That’s A Wrap!”

After Labor Day we know we are getting close to the end of the gardening cycle. The last 4 months we began, nurtured and waited in anticipation like new parents for the new growth and buds. We are nearing the time to dismantle the garden. “All good things come to an end” Home grown tomatoes [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 & [...]

Part 2 – 2020 Garden Journal: “One Month Later Garden”

It is hard to believe that 1 month ago we planted our 2020 Garden 2020 Garden planted Saturday, 05/09/20 We have been tending the garden over the last month. The rain ☔️ we had helped our garden grow. 2020 One Month Old Garden Saturday 06/06/20 This last month has been full of below temperatures and [...]