Giving thanks for…

garden-fresh strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus birdsong in the morning, afternoon, and evening rain breakfast smoothies back porch weather the sweet scent of iris in bloom tomato blossoms a mini-vacation AND a longer stay-cation  😉 a garage-sale microwave and flip-flops Advertisements

An Easter Salad

My mom asked me to bring this salad for Easter dinner.  The table full of European guests was shocked when the American girl piped up and said she had made it.  😉 Basically, I doubled this recipe from The Armenian Kitchen with a few adjustments made based on what I had on hand, etc. Ingredients:…

Thoughts on a Friday

Real work, whether it involves making babies or poems, hamburger or holiness, is not self-expression, but its very opposite. Real workers, skilled workers, practice negative capability – the suppression of self so that the work can take place on its own. St. John the Baptist’s “I must decrease, but he must increase” is embedded in…