On Pinterest the other day, I saw a quote that said, “Gardening.  It’s cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes!”  I had to laugh because even just a few minutes pulling weeds or watering the garden is so relaxing to me.  I also find great peace picking blueberries.  Here is a shot from earlier this […]

My first paid job, not counting babysitting, was picking cherries.  As middle schoolers, my sister and I would ride our bikes from our little town just outside Maastricht, in the southern part of the Netherlands, to the town to the north of us and spend all day picking cherries with the sisters who lived next door to […]

No, I don’t mean a more environmentally-friendly grilled cheese sandwich.  I mean the color, as in using greener ingredients as you explore variations on a classic comfort food. In anticipation of National Grilled Cheese Day today (#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay), we tried Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese last night.  Mmm mmm good!  As we savored every bite of our first […]

Our lucky little Lucy continues to thrive and be quite an entertaining handful in our household!  Here she is relaxing on the kitchen table (where she knows she’s not supposed to be…) On Today’s Date in the Past: Paris:  Moulin Rouge Picking Blueberries  

Last year I looked high and low, near and far, to find a bird’s nest with eggs.  As luck would have it, after all of my efforts, I discovered a nest right under my nose in the tree in my front yard. History repeated itself this year, only this time the nest I found was […]