Last night my book club met at my house so I needed to come up with some new appetizers. Now, these women are discriminating when it comes to both books and food, so I needed to find something worthy of their expert palettes. Based on the comments and requests for the recipe, I think the … More Cauliflower-Sweet Potato Croquettes: Book Club Approved
Our first 10 days in Ireland have been a wonderful adventure into a slower-paced, greener ( this truly is the Emerald Isle) and very magical world. I am now confidently zipping down the left side of the narrowest roads I have ever seen while shifting with my left hand (not so confidently 😁) and ogling … More Ramblings in Ireland
Left California for North Carolina a few days ago to visit my daughter in the Raleigh/Cary area. The contrast between the dry west and wet east is so dramatic from the air. Despite all the warnings from my California friends about how I would struggle with the humidity I am finding it rather wonderful. Call … More POLLEN COUNT RISING in Eastern U. S.
Years ago I stopped making specific New Year’s resolutions to avoid the disappointment of not keeping them. Now I pick one “intention” each January and make it my focus for the year. I have also switched from “what I want to do” to “how I want to do things”. So instead of “I’m going to … More “Being In the Present Moment”
It was only a matter of time before I felt compelled to write about chickens. Yes, I confess to being a chicken lover; and I don’t mean for eating! I love cats and dogs and just about all animals, but chickens give you something pretty special in return for your care: EGGS! I have not … More “The Chicken AND the Egg”
Just spent a week visiting Audrianna in North Carolina and I have a confession. I think I like the beaches in North Carolina better than California beaches! Did I really just say that? With no kelp (so NO sand flies or other beach flies), warm water (we’re talking 80 -85 degrees), hot sun, surfing waves … More West coast vs East coast: BEST BEACHES