For the Love of October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October is dear to me… rest from the heat of summer… pruning for new growth… nature’s array of color… the fragrance of fallen leaves… a new beginning… Anne truly gets me!

Wild Rice and Watercress Salad

Mitsitam Cafe at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is a unique museum dining experience. I was treated to lunch here recently and particularly enjoyed their Wild Rice and Watercress Salad and couldn’t wait to make it at home. Hope you enjoy the recipe!… [Continue reading…]

There She Comes!

“I am standing on a sea shore a ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch her until at length – she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the […]

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30 Days of Thanksgiving

With all the craziness (the happy kind!) going on in my life I know I could never keep up with posting daily so here it is in one fell swoop… 30 Days of Thanksgiving! I give thanks for… the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. the best mother a daughter could ever hope for… if I can […]

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Happy Epiphany! It’s time to post my one little word for 2013 and that word is… tiny drumroll please… transform.

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Zuppa Toscana!

I love soup! One of my favorite things about winter, aside from the fact that it is blessedly cold outside, is that it’s a wonderful time to make delicious soups and take the chill off a cold day. My #1 favorite soup ever is Zuppa Toscana, a tasty mix of Italian sausage and kale in […]

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My one little word for 2012 is “be”. I think it is self-explanatory, so I will leave it at that. BE.

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Ten Years Ago…

On a beautiful and clear September morning, I was running errands very early and had driven about 20 minutes away to hand-deliver a bill so it wouldn’t be late. On the drive I was suffering from an intense headache which seemed to worsen by the minute. I had occasional migraines during that time, and this […]

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Frozen Yogurt Pie

Summer is nearly here… and apparently the heat and humidity scheduled an early arrival! I’m already thinking of cool and refreshing ideas for summer meals and treats. I avoid using my oven in hot weather whenever possible, so I look to no-cook-no-bake ideas for summer fare. One of my very favorite simple desserts is Frozen […]

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A Mother Is…

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate […]

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