watermelon spot

he just found a good one in the front steps- but next time he eats watermelon, he has to find a new spot. bye, bye old house. Advertisements

today, take 2

so much for photo a day. but i’m feeling better today, the house looks a bit manageable, and my attitude is better. yes, in that order. so here i am:) golden watermelon~ It’s super sweet, but the girls are not so crazy about it. We picked 3 up (2 are red) and the gal at the … Continue reading

morning tea

The house is still quiet, the kettle is started and the tea elements are ready. A morning ritual I used to celebrate by myself has evolved presently. I enjoy the first cup alone in the calmness and comfort of a favorite spot, with a journal and my bible on my lap. This is my favorite part … Continue reading

Chicken and Artichokes with Garlic Sauce

There’s a few things I love about this dish. (Yes, we eat chicken.) It’s easy to make. It calls for a few ingredients that I usually have available. Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes. Serving it makes me feel like a gourmet cook. It’s that good. And leftover makes great salad topping for … Continue reading

Going Against the Grain

To those familiar with our lifestyle, seeing meat back on the menu may come as a surprise. Just the other day, my mother-in-law wondered about the chicken on our daughter’s plate. Why not? This is the same kid who at five decided she will not eat meat again. And for four years, she didn’t. Today, hubby’s … Continue reading

Making Elderberry Syrup

I just got done bottling 2 gallons of kombucha and started a fresh batch, which should be ready in a week or two. Next up I’ll be making our anti-flu concoction: elderberry syrup sweetened with honey. Ridiculously easy to prepare, yet this is potent stuff, baby! It may not be flu season but someone is … Continue reading

Salad in A Jar

We could all agree that eating salad everyday is good for us, right? Preparing them is another story and can really be cumbersome if you have to do it on a daily basis. Wash. Dry. Chop. Repeat. Bagged prewashed greens on the other hand are ever so convenient, but can be expensive. Not to mention … Continue reading