Herbed floral mayonnaise

I was planning for a tea party and still sailing along on the “try new things” buzz from Cambodia, when I whipped this recipe up.  I was researching tea sandwiches and came across recipes for herbed mayonnaise and floral mayonnaise, so I decided to just pack the herbs and flowers into one spread for the…

Thankful even for what’s been thrown away

You may have seen this on Faceboook or somewhere else online, but it’s amazing, so I had to share it here, too. Like nature abhors a vacuum, I abhor waste, and that includes wasting people, so I’m really touched by projects like this that take what has been discarded and turn it in to something…

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

So now that I’m experimenting with fruit in the blender, I wondered about blending up something chocolate…  I Googled chocolate banana smoothies and came up with several recipes that looked good (like this one). I decided to stick with something simple the first time, and basically made this Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie, except that I…

Garlic Scape Pesto

Garlic scapes are new to my vocabulary, and a lovely addition to the produce I can harvest from the garden!  The ones pictured above are a little past their prime for cooking, but I used them nonetheless.  I was on the other side of the globe while they were at their peak.  🙂 These seed…

Thoughts on a Friday

We have gotten so used to the ultimate Christian fact — Jesus, naked, stripped, and crucified — that we no longer see it for what it actually is: an injunction to strip ourselves of earthly cares and world wisdom, all desire for human praise, greediness for any kind of comfort, spiritual consolations included; a summons…

Getting to know Cambodia

Visiting Cambodia was lots of fun and an opportunity to learn a lot…  New fruits were only the beginning!  (In the photo above are dragon fruit, mangosteens, and snake fruit.) If you’re keen on getting to know a little about this country, here are four websites to get you started: Cambodia Guide Photos, videos, maps,…

Thankful for…

fresh tomatoes from the garden!  They almost make the 90°+ days worth it.  😉

A smoothie or something

One of the fun things about travel to new places is the food, and Cambodia was no exception.  It was hot, hot, and humid while I was there, and I appreciated the wide variety of fruit drinks available in the comfort of cafés with “air con” such as the refreshing lime ginger juice available at…

It’s fun, it’s free!

It’s Duolingo! I think you should sign up!  😉 Duolingo is a language learning website where you can study Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian. It’s free and great for beginners or people coming in with some knowledge of the language already under their belt.  You can study one or more languages and invite…

Thankfulness

It’s been awhile since I’ve put one of these lists together, so there’s plenty to include! safe travels answered prayer good news at long last good friends in far off places time to think the chance to experience another new place the sweet smell of herbs drying in the garret digital photography borrowed books birthdays…