The Days after Christmas 🎄

Happy Christmas week! Hoping you all had a Wonderful Christmas & are enjoying the Holiday season! Every year, I’m amazed at how quickly the day comes and goes, but it’s always left me with lovely memories to cherish. This year was again quiet and also I wasn’t feeling my best as my digestive issues as…

Happy Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the first day of Winter & my husband, son & I celebrated by taking a beautiful walk on our trail in the woods in our backyard as well as make gluten free mini graham cracker houses as a village (not award winning for looks, but it sure was fun!). We also continued our…

Cranberry Nut Bread

Hello everyone!! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday!! My family and I were so happy to reunite with extended family again to celebrate the holiday. Wednesday was a lovely day of cooking and baking with my adult children, Thursday was so nice to be reunited with family on my father’s side. We continued our…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a lovely time to catch up with extended family, and to think about everything that you are grateful for. It’s a time for sharing a meal with your loved ones, sharing great stories and memories from the past year, sharing great laughs, and preparing maybe, for Black Friday shopping, and when the evening…

Rainy Days and Mondays

It’s a rainy Monday here today and I’m sipping my Teechino hazelnut roasted dandelion root tea by the fire this afternoon while writing this. I’m gazing out the window at the gentle rain making everything lush looking and a spy a random sighting of a lone aspen or maple leaf fall.  It’s a lovely rainy…

Black Bean Burger and a Busy week

Hello there!! How’s everyone’s week going? I had a busy weekend & week and have had a ton of projects going on at home. We’re still painting the cottage & working on building new shutters for our home as well. Little by little, I’m preparing the garden for Fall & Winter and harvesting the last…

Beautiful weekend and a Special Birthday celebration!

HI there!! This past week was filled with lots of Fall cleaning, more decorating and baking. This past weekend, we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday!! We had such a wonderful time going to our local winery, listening to some great vocal & acoustic performances from the talented Andy Cavanaugh, and having a lovely takeout meal…

Yard work and Fall Decorating

It’s that time again! A new season approaching and Fall cleaning continuing as the Autumnal decor goes up, the crafting bug starts again & yard work begins to prepare for the next season in the garden. I am always reluctant to release my grasp onto summer, but around this time in September, I begin getting…

Monday Monday

Happy Monday Everyone. After a Fabulous adventurous weekend with my husband and some time with our adult children, I am feeling a case of the Mondays. Friday evening, my husband Paul and I went to a Winery nearby to listen to a wonderful performer, Andy Cavanaugh, and enjoy a wine slushie and glass of wine….

Easy 2 Bean Tacos

I love taco night!! It’s one of my favorite dinners! I make different types of tacos one day a week, almost weekly, and one of the types I love is the bean taco nights! It’s so easy to make and tasty! This meal is great for nights that don’t require a ton of your time….