…though…

There are those moments when you realize that you’ve just sewn the lace ruffle inside the pillow instead of nicely around the outside edge, or when the potting soil has landed all over the kitchen floor.  And I suppose that these are cleverly disguised opportunities.  Given enough grace, we can pause to consider our words…

International Flair: Green curry with chicken and eggplant

This is a modified version of a recipe from a Thai cookbook I borrowed from the library several years ago.  I have no idea how close it is to the original recipe, and every time I make it it’s a little different.  😉 It’s my favorite eggplant stand-bye recipe, apart from ratatouille.  Even though you…

Summer cooking

In summer, especially on days when the temperature barely goes below 80 at night, I think that cooking should involve as little heat generation as possible.  Even boiling water for pasta seems like too much!  But you can only live on black bean and corn salsa for so long.  😉  I have a few couscous…

Thoughts on a Friday

Nothing better to say today, than to recommend these words of Ann Voskamp’s because they’re important and moving and worth the pondering…

Summer days with the birds and the bees

It’s been quiet here on the blog because there’s so much summer living going on! One of the more unexpected summer activities has been a bit of beekeeping.  This was certainly not in my plans for the summer, or ever, really!   But now I’m fascinated by it. Through a series of somewhat unusual circumstances my…

Thank you

…to the lovely person who left this box of vegetables and herbs on my front porch.  They’re beautiful and delicious and made my day!

Cool and Delicious: Fresh fruit compote with basil

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical the first time I saw this recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook, but for some reason, I gave it a try, and it is fabulous! I’ve served it for guests several times and they’ve all enjoyed it, too.  It’s a great summer dessert…

Thoughts on a Friday

Happiness is neither outside us nor inside us; it is in God, both outside and inside us. ~Blaise Pascal

To survive a drought…

…it helps to have a tap root. It’s the secret of the lowly dandelion. And if our roots are in the right media, they truly are a life line through whatever dry spells may come.