Food and Drink

New Menu Monday: Garlic, Garlic, GARLIC! New Side Dish for Navy Bean Soup

The Husband is sick as a dog, poor sweetie. He's the complete opposite of me when ill- leave him alone, bring the occasional tea or hot toddy and he is fine. Me? I want sympathetic noises several times an hour, offers to fetch the remote, tissues, phone, iPad, etc... And soup. I want nice, preferably… Continue reading New Menu Monday: Garlic, Garlic, GARLIC! New Side Dish for Navy Bean Soup

Food and Drink

Purple Artichokes? Interesting, but How Do They Taste?

While buying apples for tomorrow's taste testing with the techies (teen techies, technically... I'll stop the alliteration now), I found Purple Artichokes. I would have just walked past, but I'm on the lookout for the novel, new or unknown so, into the cart they went! With tech week going on and no kids to cook… Continue reading Purple Artichokes? Interesting, but How Do They Taste?

Kindness and Gratitude

SnickerWhat’s-its and Thank Yous

You know how you always get super-busy during the holidays? Do you wish you could spread out the giving and the thanking seasons to show appreciation for the many important people you see nearly every day? The school front office staff, the high school teachers, the postal workers, the folks who work for you or… Continue reading SnickerWhat’s-its and Thank Yous

Food and Drink

New Menu Monday- Herbed Salmon with Artichokes

In trying to stick with the goal of serving up our favorite meals in different ways, today I made the family switch from this: and try this instead: The family LOVES brown basmati rice, and somewhat willingly chokes down the spinach, but we always serve these same sides with our salmon. So, I decided to… Continue reading New Menu Monday- Herbed Salmon with Artichokes