Watching the Garden Grow

Today on Monday’s Happenings, I had a lovely day with my husband and son relaxing after the holiday weekend. Saturday, we went to my cousin’s home for a BBQ. It rained but we still had a nice time catching up under the canopies with family and met some new people. Sunday, we had a lovely…

Dealing with summer heat

Summer is definitely here! The temps have been super high, and even the rain passing through some evenings doesn’t seem to be giving any relief. To keep cool, I definitely utilize the air conditioning, but swimming in the pool has been lovely when I just need to be out in nature, which I do often….

Monday’s Happenings

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s a gloomy rainy day today and will be for a couple of days here in New England, so I’ll be focusing on household cleaning and organizing as well as getting some much needed rest and book reading in. My go-to books are usually anything by Sarah Addison Allen. Before the rain…

Monday’s Happenings

Hi Everyone! How was everyone’s weekend? It’s been very humid and quite hot in temperature here in New England. This past weekend, my husband, son and I enjoyed the outdoors, working in the garden, weeding, sitting on our new front patio and eating lunch on the back deck, as well as swimming in the pool….

Apple Crisp

It’s Autumn & it’s time to start thinking of apples in season. There are so many recipes for apples! My daughter & husband LOVE apple pie so much!! My son & I are more of a bite- into- an- apple- from- the-orchard kind of people. Well, somewhere in between, there’s an apple crisp. I Love…

Chocolate Tofu Pudding

My family & I enjoy this recipe for dessert  a lot! It’s so quick & simple to make & is a nice light dessert that is a little decadent too! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 pkgs. of silken tofu 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1 TBSP vanilla extract chocolate mint or regular…

Homemade Marinara Sauce

Well, I made a marinara sauce from my grape & some of my Roma tomatoes. A Big thanks to Priya@MasalaVegan from an earlier post for the idea of making a sauce!! Well, I hope you enjoy this version. It’s a smaller batch, but you can certainly double it if you wish!   Ingredients: 1 orange…

Tablescapes

Setting a table should be simple & comfortable, even when it’s an elegant table. Less is always more! I particularly love setting tables for the holidays, as well as in the summer, for intimate gatherings with family & friends. While writing my cookbook & having friends over for taste-testings, I’ve been enjoying setting the tables…