A Minnesota Christmas- A Ghost from Christmas Past (growing up in the 70’s)

Photo Source A Christmas Essay by Kim VanderWerf for goodfoodgreatdesign ™ (previously posted on my blog Feast 12/12/15) I grew up in the 1970’s in a little valley about thirteen miles from the nearest town and belonged to a family of five. Which was made up of a mom, dad, a younger brother, and a younger … More A Minnesota Christmas- A Ghost from Christmas Past (growing up in the 70’s)

Hello July!

Typical summer meal–homegrown and/or local– total cost per meal- $1.22, two good-sized adult meals, or food for three! We eat three or four vegetables with every meal. This meal also included baked chicken and fish. I’ve started making homemade tartar sauce by cutting up a dill pickle in tiny pieces and adding it to our … More Hello July!

Light

My word for 2017 is light. I’ve started this post ten different times and each time I reread it I erased it.  How does one write about lightness and goodness without it coming off like a sermon? It’s been hard these past few weeks and I feel like things will just get harder. For those … More Light

True North

Ask Wikipedia about true north and you’ll find–true north is different from magnetic north. True north lies a long the earth’s surface  towards the geographic north poles.  It’s quite a complex direction that is found by carefully  adjusting magnetic forces from the compass to remove compass deviations. Metaphorically speaking someone’s true north could be made … More True North

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Happy Sinterklaas Day!! My Sinterklaas gift! – Beekman 1802 Snow Globe String Lights (sold out in stores) Welcome December and busy schedule. Time is moving quickly as it usually does this time of year. Between trying to catch holiday lights and holiday movies, and Hallmark’s Christmas shows there is work, baking, entertaining and of course … More It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Cranberry Sauce

The recipe I use is — Cranberry Sauce It’s almost that time again for some to fix the turkey, prepare the stuffing and serve the cranberry sauce or mold to friends, family or in my case- both plus I will also serve dinner at one of the shelters I volunteer at.  I didn’t always like … More Cranberry Sauce