Music You Didn’t Know You Needed For Christmas: No Sleep Til Christmas

Dear Santa, Don’t you love it when people do their best to help other people? When they help people and spread Christmas cheer . . . . Well, that is what Christmas is about, isn’t it? Your elves found a way to share this Christmas album from the musicians at No Sleep Records. They areContinue reading “Music You Didn’t Know You Needed For Christmas: No Sleep Til Christmas”

Out of the Pantry: #bookreview

Ronni Robinson’s memoir, Out of the Pantry, is set mostly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On the outside Robinson’s home during childhood may have seemed normal; however, there was something missing that may have led to Robinson’s binge eating. Her parents provided the necessities – food, shelter, clothing. Apparently, they were not warm and cuddly.Continue reading “Out of the Pantry: #bookreview”

Cooking for the End of the World: DIY Cookbook

I am probably being paranoid about the end times coming sooner. At any rate, I need to get my recipes copied from Pinterest before society totally crumbles and takes the Internet with it. So I’m just sharing a few ideas that I came across while researching options for recipe books. I realize that it isContinue reading “Cooking for the End of the World: DIY Cookbook”

10 Things you don’t want to hear about Gardens

The other night I had a nightmare. One of my neighbors dug up my garden. There was nothing left – not even the fence. I know that I was screaming at him as he drove off with all of the flowers, vegetables and herbs that I grew over the summer. It was traumatizing. When IContinue reading “10 Things you don’t want to hear about Gardens”

5 Podcasts: Homesteading

In case you didn’t know, my latest obsession has been preparing the garden for the winter and planning a bigger garden for the spring. I tell everyone that I’m preparing for the apocalypse. I’m only half joking.  Before we moved to our current house, we had the start of a decent vegetable garden. I hadContinue reading “5 Podcasts: Homesteading”

a to z bucket list: Squid at Sushi Bar

Octopus on left, Squid on the right. Butterfly roll in the back. The squid was kind of plain. The octopus was almost impossible to eat without shark teeth or a sharp knife. I didn’t have either of those things.  The butterfly roll has eel, shrimp, avocado and cucumber. It was delicious.  In this one plate,Continue reading “a to z bucket list: Squid at Sushi Bar”

a to z bucket list: falafel

It was a struggle to find a falafel near me. We live in a small town near other small towns. So we found a place that serves falafels when we went to Cleveland. Actually, there were several places that had falafels on the menu. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the falafel.Continue reading “a to z bucket list: falafel”

 A to Z Bucket list: Make Homemade Ice Cream

My grandpa used to make homemade ice cream during the summer. He had a little ice cream maker. It was always delicious. My grandpa made the summers special. I found this recipe for ice cream that doesn’t require a churn. Where would someone even get a churn? Would I even know what it looks like?Continue reading ” A to Z Bucket list: Make Homemade Ice Cream”

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