Tag: food

tips for your next trip to the farmer’s market

So you’ve found your local market, and you’re ready to head out–what’s next? Give yourself plenty of time!  There’s so much to see and explore.  The market is not like the grocery store–it’s not about getting in and out with the necessities.  Take the… Continue Reading “tips for your next trip to the farmer’s market”

babying the berries–tips for springtime care

Two years ago, my out-of-control wineberry bushes began bullying my blueberry plants.  In an effort to call them off, I trimmed and tugged until the unruly characters ended up on their side of the garden patch.  A couple of months later, the birds and… Continue Reading “babying the berries–tips for springtime care”

the gifts of Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart Autumn is my favorite season, not only for colorful leaves and cooler weather but also because she brings with her Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  While most… Continue Reading “the gifts of Thanksgiving”

recipes: holy guacamole!

After several creative concoctions that have included turkey, sweet potatoes or turkey and sweet potatoes, my daughter and I needed a change of pace and broke out ingredients for a Tex-Mex dinner tonight.   One of her favorite “condiments” since early childhood has been guacamole. … Continue Reading “recipes: holy guacamole!”

the gifts of Thanksgiving

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart Autumn is my favorite season, not only for colorful leaves and cooler weather but also because she brings with her Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  While most… Continue Reading “the gifts of Thanksgiving”

apricot chicken and root veggies

Made this one up this morning so I imagine I’ll play around with it, but here’s the basic recipe for you to try.  Even my 13-year-old who has claimed to be disgusted by beets ate them without thinking twice. Ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken breasts… Continue Reading “apricot chicken and root veggies”

slowwww cooker + slowww Monday = happy family (and some good recipes too!)

In an effort to spend more time with my daughter and less time in the kitchen on Monday nights, I’ve gone back to using our Crock Pot.   Seems that if we can start “slow” on Monday nights, I can set a good tone for… Continue Reading “slowwww cooker + slowww Monday = happy family (and some good recipes too!)”

simple gratitude

When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and your strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured… Continue Reading “simple gratitude”

farmers’ markets: from farm to table–it’s what’s for dinner

This past weekend, I had the opportunity for a girls’ night out with a dear friend.  We picked a restaurant that we knew would be quiet  and relaxed but not necessarily lauded for its food.  We were delightfully surprised when the waitress laid down… Continue Reading “farmers’ markets: from farm to table–it’s what’s for dinner”