"To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted, A time to kill and a time to heal, and a time o break down and a time to build up. A time to weep and [...]
"Cease striving and know that I am God"... Psalm 46:10 What I know for sure ... Ever since my breast cancer diagnosis 9 months ago, I have been grappling with the answer to that question, "What do I "really" know for sure? "I have searched my heart for answers, I have battled with my mind to focus on the truth of what is known rather [...]
What to do with leftover hardboiled eggs is a piece of cake - egg salad of course, but in with the olive oil and out with the mayo. This simple egg salad recipe replaces the mayo with a touch of heart healthy olive oil and adds some exotic flavor with a bit of curry, sweet golden raisins, cranberries, and peppery arugula.
Biscuits are feed my soul kind of food. It doesn't matter if I am over-the-moon- happy or down-in-the-dumps-sad, fresh baked, fluffy biscuits, still warm from the oven feed my soul and seem to make eveything better. To me they are like a warm hug or a kiss on the cheek after a long day. I have that same lovey dovey relationship with extra toasted, grilled [...]
Be still and know I am God ~Psalm 46:10 I am standing still, knee-deep in the flow of life and paying close attention. Everything around me feels like it is moving in slow motion and here I am, carefully yielding every part of myself ... my body and spirit to the unpredictable flow of life around me. There are moments when I feel that I [...]
Here I am, sitting at Starbucks's, halfway through my Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte, with writer's block. I have Vivaldi playing in my ears to help open the right parts of my brain to be creative - but it's not working. I have nowhere to be, no projects to rush me out the door, nothing at all to keep me from being able to write. [...]
"I only drink Champagne when I'm happy, and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty" ~ Lily Bollinger I must confess, I am smitten, enamored, and head over heels when it [...]
I am a master at reinventing leftovers, at my house just about everything becomes soup at some point. Thanksgiving turkey is no exception and leftover turkey tortilla soup shows up around the third day after Thanksgiving. You might think it's a talent and be wildly jealous of my super woman skills, but the truth is my creativity is born out of laziness. Don't get [...]