A Day of Thanks

A Day of Thanks

I am sitting here today pondering all the things for which I am thankful just as many of us do at this time of year. My list this year is quite long but I will share a few things with you. I am thankful that I was able to retire from a job that was very fulfilling and...
Cotham’s Mercantile – An Arkansas Adventure

Cotham’s Mercantile – An Arkansas Adventure

While on my recent “Retirement Grand Tour” with my sister, Judy, we were so very fortunate to be able to visit with my niece (Judy’s daughter), Jen, and her family in Little Rock, Arkansas. Among the many activities we were able to share was checking out various local...
Garden Abundance Pesto

Garden Abundance Pesto

Every February I start getting antsy to put in my herb garden. Now, for most people, February may seem like a strange time of year to think of gardening. I, however, live in sunny southern Arizona and February is the most perfect time to get your gardening on,...
Tomato and Sunshine Salad

Tomato and Sunshine Salad

As you know from a previous post, I really love to grow things that I can use in meals for my hubby and I. This year we had two bumper crops: cherry tomatoes and basil. Fortunately, tomatoes and basil is a match made in culinary heaven. We have been eating tons and...
A Quick and Tasty Weeknight Dinner

A Quick and Tasty Weeknight Dinner

Both my husband and I work full time and when we get home from work, we want a fast but tasty dinner so that we can unwind for the evening. The key here is tasty. If it’s not tasty, why bother? I try to set a 30 minute time limit for myself in which to have dinner...
Tea With The Queen

Tea With The Queen

My husband, Simon, is English and one of the first habits that we began enjoying together was sharing a pot of tea with each other in the morning while preparing for work. Now this may sound like a very inconsequential ritual but it has grown into far more than that...
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