Hi Friends! I got to do something this week that I've always wanted to do--a cooking class! A few weeks ago I met some friends for after work drinks down the block at Codefi, and then we ventured down to Gabriel's afterwards for dinner. While we were there we discussed doing a cooking class, and … Continue reading I Did a Cooking Class! And a Long Overdue Garden Update
Hi Friends, This week has been a bit of a roller coaster of emotional ups and downs. Today, though, is a great day to take a break from the confusion and focus on the positive. That's because today is an anniversary of sorts. It was during this week four years ago that I made an abrupt … Continue reading On This Day in 2014, I Took a Leap of Faith
Hi Friends! What a beautiful weekend! We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather on Saturday--mid-80's, sunshine and low humidity! I got up and went straight outside to get the yard work done. I pulled copious amounts of crabgrass from the landscaping in the front yard, then decided it's about time I install some pavers … Continue reading Mediterranean Monday: Italian Zucchini Tomato Bake
Hi Friends! First of all, I apologize for going AWOL for the last couple of weeks. I had the week off from work last week and celebrated mine, my grandmother's and my best friend's birthdays while I was off. I decided to take a vacation from everything, blogging included, to take full advantage of some … Continue reading My Week Long Staycation with My Best Friend, and Other Short Stories
Dear Friends, Today is day five of 100-105 degree heat index. It's hard to believe that two months ago highs were lingering in the 40's and 50's and I was worried about how long I had to wait to get my Spring vegetables planted. By the first of May it was in the mid-to-upper 80's, … Continue reading Container Gardening in the Blazing Heat & Outsmarting the Squirrels
Hello Friends, It's Mediterranean Monday, one week off schedule! Last week I was out of town, and that means no cooking and no blogging until I returned home. After I got back, I stopped by a local produce stand and stocked up on fresh veggies. I was itching for a dish that allowed me to … Continue reading Mediterranean Monday: Greek Pasta with Farmer’s Market Veggies
Hi Friends! There are two kinds of spiders in my area that creep me out: the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. The latter of the two much more than the former, because the Black Widow tends to know its place here in Southeast Missouri--inside hollowed-out logs in the woods! The Brown Recluse, on the … Continue reading Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!