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Coconut crazy

Coconut seems to be everywhere lately. It’s a fashionable flavor. An “it” ingredient. Coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour, and coconut flakes. There’s a lot of debate about its health benefits all over the internet. I say it’s not good to overdo anything. Moderation is the key for me. Recently for a dinner party, I made dessert. But […]

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Mushroom Cultivation

Inspiration Where does inspiration come from? What influences us? Why are we drawn to certain subjects? And why do we save certain things? Recently, I decided to reread some books in my personal library. And I’ve kept a few beloved books from childhood. “The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet,” by Eleanor Cameron is one of them. A literary treasure […]

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Perfume Bottles

Change When we moved to a smaller place, after a long time in a house, I had to get rid of a ton of things we didn’t need. Literally. Two garage sales. Old tins? Bye bye. Disney videos? (Yes, videos.) Gone. Furniture? Craigslist. Clothing? Goodwill. Boxes and boxes of miscellaneous “stuff” donated. On and on. It seemed like a never-ending, […]

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Ginger lemon tea

Move over Cayenne. For years now I’ve been drinking warm water with lemon and cayenne first thing every morning. Sometimes it’s just too spicy. I tried a concoction with apple cider vinegar. But no. Not for me. Ginger in the cup. I’ve never been a big fan of ginger. Sure I like gingerbread cookies but that’s about it. But I […]

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Flower power

Let’s start with some flowers. “Yuk. I HATE flowers.” You’ll never hear anyone say that. NEVER. Because everyone loves flowers. It’s flower power. This year my husband planted a small cutting garden. We haven’t had one in years, so I’m really happy that we have one this summer. Zinnias, cosmos, and white snapdragons. I have a thing for zinnias. Don’t know […]

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