A couple years back, my doctor informed me my blood pressure is a little high. This wouldn't be the first time I've been told this. "I was stressed today", "I got lost and that is probably why", "My cat ran away". Oh I had plenty of excuses! However, I have been watching my sodium intake. … Continue reading How to make Sparkling Hibiscus Mint Tea!
Tonight is the start of yet another New Moon. As humans, we are drawn to ritual and symbols; the moon certainly has done its share to inspire both since the dawn of humanity. My Farmer's Almanac tells me this new moon is under the sign of Aries. After a little research, I see that this … Continue reading New Moon Musings
Before it gets too hot down here in NC I love doing as much as possible outdoors, whether hangin' on the deck or heading to the mountains with a picnic! Picnic sandwiches are easy and fun. Being out in nature I tend to gravitate towards vegetarian sandwiches for some reason, though not always. Here are … Continue reading Pepper Mozzarella Picnic Sandwiches
As much as I love my comfort food, springtime brings out a lightness to my cooking that I really don't think about in the 'cold' of winter (I don't consider southern NC to be cold, being from Cleveland, OH!). After a hibernation of meat and bean chili, pasta, and nice hot blended soups, I made … Continue reading Spring Time – Spring Rolls!
This is probably a 'part one' of my garden prepping in southern North Carolina. I am NO garden expert, but can share what has worked for us through the years. 🙂 Over the mild winters here our backyard deck looks less than hospitable: I have a lot to do! I enjoy it so much though! … Continue reading March Garden Prep!