It’s safe to say that my mom has a green thumb. In fact, it seems like she has about 10 green thumbs. That woman can make anything grow, indoors or outdoors. While I was visiting her over Christmas she showed … Continue reading
The long awaited day has come! The oranges on the tree in our backyard are ripe, and they are absolutely delicious. I usually don’t eat oranges because I hate peeling them and they’re never very good when they come from … Continue reading
The bunting I showed you over and over again, in various stages of completion? It took hours for myself and several helpers to cut and sew and iron and attach until it was all done. Then it took hours and lots … Continue reading
Hello faithful readers! I’m happy to be posting again after all of the wedding and honeymoon festivities. When we got back to Texas I had a few mopey days full of “Why can’t we just move to the Smoky Mountains?” and “The most exciting … Continue reading
One of the perks of moving (yes, I’ll admit, there are a few) is discovering new gardens. I was thrilled when I learned that we had blueberries, and an orange tree. And today an even better surprise… our fig tree … Continue reading
I spent the last week in Pennsylvania, visiting family, and working on wedding projects. I first typed that I spent the last week at home. I still think of Pennsylvania as home, more so than I think of Texas as … Continue reading
I had grand plans of showing you the adorable cross stitched lavender sachets that I’ve made for craft fairs this fall, but they’re not done. Because my sewing machine needle broke. Right when I needed it the most – to … Continue reading
One of the things on my bucket list is to have a stunning garden, like my mom’s. Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy working in the garden quite as much as she does. While she spends most of the day in the … Continue reading
Oh boy guys. I’ve had a few gloomy days. Whenever I move to a new place (which has been 3 times in the last 6 or 7 years) I go through a few weeks of pretty intense homesickness. For the … Continue reading
I love food. I was talking to a friend today about how good food can be, and what a big role it plays in our society. We talked about the importance of sharing meals, and how fixing a meal for someone is a time honored way of showing love.
The last few weeks have been rough, and I haven’t been feeling well, so I decided to show myself some love with a delicious breakfast this morning. I rarely cook, and especially not breakfast. I’m a ‘Greek yogurt with fruit and granola’ kinda gal most mornings, but I needed a treat. So I made this….
Asparagus and Egg Tart with Goat Cheese. I pretty much followed the recipe found here, although I added some zucchini since I had some in the fridge that needed to be used. The egg makes for a nice filling breakfast.
Speaking of sharing food, it won’t be long before I have enough tomatoes to start sharing with the folks at work. Here is today’s mini harvest.
Tomatoes fresh and sun-warmed from the garden are by far my favorite vegetable. I can eat those puppies like they’re candy.
And by coincidence, my finger nails match!
I have to tell you about my new favorite food related thing. I hate the waste that comes with using saran wrap, foil, and plastic baggies. You use it once, and throw it away (or wash the baggies a few times to re-use them if you’re me). It doesn’t feel good. Enter Bee’s Wrap. A sustainable and reusable alternative, made from fabric coated with a thin layer of beeswax.The warmth of your hands is just enough to mold the fabric and create a seal, either to the rim of a bowl or to itself.
I’ve been eyeing this stuff for a while, and I’m so glad I finally ordered some. I’ve been using it since the day I got it, either in the fridge or in my lunch pail which goes to work with me daily.
One sheet will last for up to a year if regularly rinsed with cold soapy water. The best part might be the yummy beeswax smell. I promise no one has paid me for this rave review. It’s just such a simple, effective, earthy friendly idea.
Do you have a favorite summer recipe? Or something that you make for yourself when you need a little extra love?