July Wildflower Walk

This trail is a gem. Look at all of the pretty flowers.  We used to walk here occasionally, but now we walk here a lot lately.  The variety and colorful display of so many flowers is incredible.  Here are the pictures from yesterday’s walk – My garden is doing well!  I love this time of…

Roasted Veggies & Rotini

I started the week off with this delicious roasted vegetables over pasta dish for dinner.  All of the ingredients came from my garden and local produce.  This beauty is cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, sweet onion, bell pepper, basil, oregano, garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, salt & pepper.  Roasted and served on top of Rotini…

Meadow Hike

Tuscarora State Park is beautiful ~ I feel happy and rejuvenated after a hike through this lush forest full of amazing natural wonders to pause and look at…. <3<3<3 “Keep your spirits high; let the little things excite you. Small joys prepare us for the big ones.”

Summer Recipes

  I want to share the recipes I have been making lately with the abundance of organic vegetables available to me.  Some of the recipes I have been using for years and others are newly discovered. –I recently made this Red Beet Smoothie.  I added a little ginger to it as well.  The benefits of…

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

Paterson, NJ is known for the first planned industrial city and was centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River.   This is fragrant sumac and it’s not poisonous. After visiting the falls area, we went to have lunch at a park nearby called Garret Mountain Reservation.  We drove around for a while until we…

Blueberry Picking

I had such a lovely & relaxing day picking blueberries.  They are so beautiful!!!Hubby found this flower. I looked it up on my plant Id app and it appears to be a ground cherry flower.  I don’t always feel the need to know what something is called.  Sometimes it’s nice to  simply appreciate the endless…

A Real Light Show

This is a real light show so much prettier than those blinding and ear piercing fireworks.  Bee balm flower, lightning bugs, and the light through the trees at twilight.  Also the way a loved ones eyes & heart light up when they see you!❤

Herb Garden Tea

I love to make tea using fresh herbs!  If  you don’t have an herb garden you could use up leftover herbs from the market. Lavender Rosemary Sage Oregano Thyme Ginger mint Catmint Simply gather a variety of herbs and add them to hot water.  Let it steep for 10 minutes covered.  I make this at…