I try not to let the plants in my herb garden flower, but I let perennial herbs in my main garden flower for the bees and butterflies.  The chive flowers are probably my favorite, and check out how much more gorgeous they look with my new camera! Compare the new photo below to this post from […]

The cobweb thistle is a perennial herb native to California that blooms in the summer months.  I met this cobweb thistle while hiking near the Golden Gate Bridge last August. On Today’s Date in the Past: Wildflower Topped with Snow Lake Lenexa Barn in the Snow  

Even if it’s still colder than I’d like outside, Spring has at least arrived on the calendar.  I had a fun time making these eggshell candles for our kitchen table centerpiece, and I thought I’d share. It started with a dozen eggs.  Between breakfast, baking, and other kitchen adventures, we usually go through two dozen […]

Lederhosen, or leather breeches, were originally designed for physical work.  Made from leather, they are more durable than fabric garments and easier to clean. A dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron.  Like lederhosen, the dirndl was designed for work.  It was commonly worn by servants and maids in the 19th century. […]

Our dinner at Lisboa à Noite in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, was amazing!  This area of the city developed in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth of the region.  It is known for Portuguese-inspired cuisine, especially fish and seafood, as well as an extensive […]