A clenched fist cannot receive

Yesterday I told a story about our rhubarb thief in the golf cart from many years ago, and my resulting passive aggressive response.    I’m not happy about that.  Honestly, we very gladly and willingly give from our garden.  It was the cutting of the stalks at the time that irked me more than anything.  …

Kale Chips & Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

I may have a Kale thief.  The other day I came home from doing groceries, and came out back to see what Guillermo was up to, and noticed one of my Kale plants stripped bare in the middle…. Hrmmm. Not mentioning any names, but I think I’m related to her.   🙂  A few years ago …

Update on Bill & Amy’s Garden

We had a very rainy “Victoria Day” weekend here in Niagara, Ontario.   Not as rainy as the weather forecasters predicted, thank God.  I actually spent some time in prayer about it, because originally they were calling for over 100 mm (over 4″) with dangerous flooding all in one day, plus the two other days of …

Guillermo baked Gingerbread

Guillermo (my sweet William) has a very sweet tooth.  Not for candy, or gum.. but milk chocolate, cakes, cookies, squares.. if they’re anywhere NEAR the house.. he’ll sniff them out.  I’ve taken to trying to find the most obscure hiding places.. but when his sweet tooth calls.. he finds whatever I’ve hidden.  Even the darkest …

Cooking on a dime

The reality of this pandemic is sinking in. While we’re thankful for the government aid, it’s limited and considerably less than what we’re accustomed to and budgeted on. So we’re making cuts and doing what we can to save money. Neither of us knows what our future employment will look like – and bills keep …

Peas, Potato Fries, Puzzles, Pies and Power outages

I’m writing this on Sunday evening.. last day of the weekend.  Which reminds me of one of my favourite lines by Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey.. “Wh..what is a week-end?” I know I’m not the only one that understands this feeling quite well now during this Pandemic.  Tomorrow I’m fulfilling a promise to myself, to …

Bruschetta Chicken, Crustless Quiche and Take-them-a-meal

Good Saturday Evening, Blogosphere..  I’m sorry I’ve slowed down in my blogging, I’ve actually been quite busy.. and not taking the time to write – which is why we’ve been getting 2-3 recipes per blog post recently. Our church family welcomed a new baby girl this week, so I’ve been arranging meals for the family, …