A couple weeks ago I made this salad as a surprise for a co-worker. Chris works from home and only comes to the office once a month. But, when she comes, on that one day, she always goes across the street and orders a Cobb Salad for breakfast. Yes, I said breakfast. Chris comes to the office at 4:30am, and by 7am, when the restaurant … Continue reading Cobb salad
There is nothing better to warm you inside and out than homemade soup on a cold and damp winter day. This recipe comes from my blogging friend, Cathy, of Words and Herbs, who graciously allowed me to share her recipe with you. Cathy, formally from the UK, now lives and gardens in Bavaria. I usually make a cheesy potato soup, but this vegan recipe sounded … Continue reading German potato soup
Do you entertain very often?
I really haven’t done much in the way of entertaining for the last four to five years. But this year, my sister and I decided to give my 91-year old mother the “gift of lunches” for a Christmas present. She really doesn’t want or need anything, and the gift of time and company means more to an elderly person than any present you can buy.Continue reading “an afternoon lunch”
I thought I’d give you an overall of my backyard. This is a view from my deck. I’m one of a few houses on our street where we all have deep front yards and deep back yards. Because it is a neighborhood built during World War II, the trees are very established and stately. I put in these picket fences at least 25 years ago … Continue reading my backyard
I was out watering the raised beds because, believe it or not, we haven’t had any rain for 3 days in a row. While watering, I was contemplating the things I needed to do on Sunday afternoon to get ready for the work week. I was going to make a bouquet for my desk at the office and decided if I laid the hose down … Continue reading this week’s bouquet
It’s been one the hottest and rainiest Junes I can ever remember, and so far, July is following the same pattern as June. Between daily high temps, high humidity, and rain, I feel like I live in Florida. Some days the humidity is as high as the temperature and being outside is unbearable unless you’re in a pool. But . . . the flowers, vegetables, … Continue reading rain
My garden is doing well this year thanks to all the heat and rain. I only grow the basics, nothing fancy. Just what I need, and this year, even less of that. So come behind the fence that divides the back yard, and I’ll show you around. The first bed with the tepee stakes are tomatoes, of course. I’ve got 12 plants and that is … Continue reading how does your garden grow?