I like having/buying flowers for my home on a regular basis, not just for Valentines Day or other special occasions. To do this I must buy my flowers at a friendly price within my budget constraints. So I buy all of my flower bouquets from the supermarkets we shop in every week. Often when you … More Happy Valentines Day –How to keep your flowers fresh!
It’s not long after Christmas that I begin to think gardening. This year I requested my seed catalogs early– Richters Herb and Vegetable Catalogue and Seed Savers. I mentioned earlier this fall I was going to overwinter a geranium and rosemary plant. Well, the geranium ended up getting gnats in it and all new growth … More Spring Planning– Seed Catalogs for 2018
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)
Cranberries are definitely not just for Thanksgiving. Cranberries work perfectly paired with ham, duck, and turkey at Christmas time too. Last Christmas I made an Orange Cranberry Bread w/ Honey from a recipe here that was a hit. It worked great to serve it Christmas morning, and by Christmas dinner, it was ALL gone. Every year … More A Very Cranberry Christmas
I’ve been making Thanksgiving dinner since I was 18 years old. For my husband I’ve been making the same Thanksgiving meal almost 23 years. Several years back I decided not to try new dishes for the first time during holiday meal making, because if they don’t turn out then my stress level goes through the … More Thanksgiving Menu–adding a couple of new dishes to the menu
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!
Over the years I have perfected two things Thanksgiving dinner related- the turkey and the turkey gravy. The only thing about my thanksgiving meal that never turns out is the stuffing. I’m not one to stuff my bird– I’ve tried bread crumbs and day old dried bread but it never tastes as good as store … More Homemade Turkey Gravy
The fall temps of late have been just wonderful. Fall color came and went so quick that we really didn’t get a good fix from it this year. Everywhere we traveled the predominant color was rust, though we did see some beautiful red maples too. Our container garden has been put to bed and our … More Crafts and the fall garden
Fall is my favorite time of the year, with springtime a close second. One is a time of new and the other the time before everything rests and is renewed. Fall is also a very busy time for my husband and I as a couple, for myself as a volunteer and for tasks that at … More Fall Feast Plans