“If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.”- Douglas William Jerrold “We used to be a nation of farmers, but now it’s less than two percent of the population in the United States. So a lot of us don’t know a lot about what it takes to grow food”.– Judith… Continue reading ABCs, 123s and CSAs
As I mentioned in a prior post, I love theme-ish dinners. I don’t want the United Nations of flavors on my palate all in one sitting. Some cohesion, please…give it to me from at least the same region. Southern, Eastern European, Italian, Polynesian. Just have there be a running thread somehow, that’s all I ask.… Continue reading A Kinder, Gentler Banana Cake
Eat a veggie. If you started your day yesterday with a chocolate at 7am (who me?), you are probably welcoming the thought of good, unadulterated, all-natural, colorful, healthy food today. Like Elaine on Seinfeld: “I want a BIG salad”. But to go Organic or Not Organic, that’s the question at hand and one that sends… Continue reading Too much Valentine’s sugar, suga?
It’s February 14th. That can only mean one thing….it’s my good friend “B’s” birthday! Happy birthday to you from everyone in blog-land! Sending the love, my dear, sending the love… For the rest of the known universe, though, it happens to (finally) be Valentine’s Day. The one, the only. The day to walk around like… Continue reading My Funny Valentine
Love can never be taught for it is to be learned; love can never be bought for it is to be given; love can never be kept for it is to be free; love can never be old for it lives to last a lifetime.- Anonymous Paradise is always where love dwells-Jean Paul Richter For… Continue reading Mighty Love
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu We are quickly closing in on Valentine’s Day. How can you tell, other than glancing at the calendar? Men everywhere are starting to sweat. Let’s deviate from the finds and recipes and do something different for a spell.… Continue reading You. Yes, You. Spread the love.
(did anyone just get that play-on-words movie reference? Please say Yes.) Recipe time. I’ve gotten off of that path for a few days and I’m twitching to share some good food talk with you all. So, Valentine’s Day. Some of you will be going out for the evening. Many of you (with smallish kiddos, particularly)… Continue reading Of all the posts in all the blogs, you read mine.
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies, And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; I mean, really. End of game. Winner-Lord Byron! You can’t beat this. You remember in the movie “Dead Poet’s Society”…the… Continue reading Thee, Thou, Whilst, Whence
“We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us. ” ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux This past Christmas, as my husband handed me one of my gifts, he prefaced the giving by saying something along the lines of “I hope you like this. It’s not… Continue reading Rawr, I say…rawwwwrrr…
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever”. -Alfred Lord Tennyson That man was good. Those words certainly make me melt, I can you tell you that. But maybe instead of buying armloads of blooms for your love or some other celebratory occasion, go for something… Continue reading Bloomin’ Valentines!