Asters, Pears and More

My New England Asters are blooming.  They remind me of Mums.  I have also been enjoying local apples and pears.  They are so inexpensive right now.  I made oatmeal with chopped pears and maple syrup.  It was really good -a must try.  Lately, I have been hearing Great Horned Owls and Screech Owls in the…

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…

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…

Milton State Park & Garden

We recently traveled to Milton State Park and hiked the 3 1/2 miles of trails. We packed food and also stopped at Brews and Bytes in Danville. It was a neat artsy place and I ordered a Buddha bowl. It was so yummy that I have been making my own Buddha bowls at home lately….

Garden, Vegfest, and Strawberries

  Garden update: One of my first blog entries was about wood sorrel.  I love the dark and light contrasting colors of the purple shamrock variety.  I found it again at the stand so I picked up two the other day.   I also picked up a red bell pepper plant today to replace the one…

Memorial Day 2018

On Memorial Day, I think about my grandfather.  He had 8 siblings, grew up on a farm and walked to school without shoes.  He fought in WW2 and had a near death experience.  If he hadn’t survived, I wouldn’t exist today.  He was always my hero, and not only because of what happened to him. …

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

I have been enjoying strawberry nice cream lately and just wanted to share this wonderful picture!  I used bananas, strawberries, cashew milk, vegan chocolate, and hempseeds.  I’m so excited to go pick fresh homegrown strawberries soon.  As much as I can carry!  Ha ha!  I’m going to freeze them, but I know they won’t last…

Flowers, Vegetables, and Herbs

Here’s a boquet of happy flowers from my garden from 2 years ago. All flowers are beautiful and wonderful just like people. I still have to organize my flowers for this year. I have some transplanting to do. My herb and veggie gardens are all planted and doing well, especially with all the rain we…