I know what I did last summer

For posterity and rememberence.. here it is. Work continued on the house, painting the doors black, (almost) finishing the front porch, and Bill’s latest biggest and least fun project, work on the cottage foundation. We’ve so enjoyed our new outdoor space, with many friends and family gatherings, in good and bad weather. We went on …

Happy Last day of Summer or “Apple Day”

  We have 2 apple trees in our backyard, and they are LADEN with apples.  They don’t get sprayed at all, and are also a bit in the shade from a ginormous silver maple.. so most years we get tiny apples that rot on the trees/ground. For some reason this year, while my new vegetable …

Weddings, birthdays and decks, oh my!

Did I miss me?  I certainly did! I realized suddenly tonite while wondering what to do with myself while Guillermo was cutting grass.. that I’ve really missed blogging.. and I need it, for therapy.   For memory.. posterity.. and to put in to writing what is on my heart.  But since it’s mildly public, and what’s …

Is it well with my soul? and.. landscaping!

I have so much to share with what’s been going on, and I apologize (mostly to myself and this “diary” ) that I have been absent.  My sister who is in China right now reminded me again that it’s been awhile since i’ve written. Let me start you off with some cute bird photos.. we …

Company’s Coming for Dinner!

Ha… as I was dreaming up this blog post’s title, that phrase came to mind…”Company’s Coming for Dinner”.    Remember the small coil bound cookbooks by that name that would be found on a turnstile in Canadian Tire of all places?  The problem with cookbooks.. (with the exception of the Podleski sisters in MY experience) …

a couple of new easy favourite recipes

Whenever we go to restaurants, especially in the South, if they have cornbread, you can be sure that Guillermo is going to order it.  He loves him some good ole cornbread.  Drowned in butter.   Healthy, i know. He’s been working a lot of hours lately, coupled with quite a few meetings, and now gearing up …