Monday July 04, 2011
I love celebrating our independence. But it's not just freedom from the British or the birth of our nation that gives me pause, it's all the freedoms and rights that that independence gave us - speech, religion, bear arms, gender equality etc.
Thank you founding father's, and thank you all who have fought to keep our freedoms.
Monday June 13, 2011
Last year my garden consisted of 12 tomato plants, 20 garlic plants, some asparagus, broccoli and onions on a patch of dirt that measured 10 x 10.
This year, Jim and I transformed a 41 X 20 foot plot:
Will keep you updated on our progress......
Monday June 06, 2011
You were on my mind, in my thoughts and prayers and you did great!! If I had written this earlier in the day, my musings would have centered on hope. Now, I know you made it through brain surgery, tumor removed, surgeon happy and you are on the way to recovery. The spirit guides heard our prayers and your spirit guided you through the surgery. Your optimism, bravery, love, comsideration, spirituality and humility during these last few weeks have left me in awe, filled me with love and believe it or not, a sense of calm. Perhaps you are one of my angels, AnneMarie!!
A toast to you, my friend! To Life! To Living, loving, laughter, and friendship. Thank you for getting though the surgery. I love you!
Monday May 02, 2011
I'll never forget where I was and what I thought on September 11, 2001. My thoughts, " Life as we know it is about to change forever." And for a while it did. People were really nice. Drivers were courteous on the road. We were all nervous. Terror alerts became the norm. But I really thought we would be under more sneaky attacks, that we would be on edge for the rest of our lives.
What happened was many of our personal freedoms were taken away in the name of national security. We made sure the war on terror was fought on other soil. The federal reserve loosened credit so dramatically that the real estate market started to boom and credit standards were thrown out of the window -- creating the biggest credit and housing bubble of a lifetime. So, yes, life as we knew it changed, but not the way I imagined.
And now, Osama is finally dead. On the one hand it is a great symbol of our determination. But I hate the thought that it is a symbol of our might. Is our might the only way we can survive in this world? I hope not. I think I'll focus on food and nourishment as love. I know that will make me feel better. What about you?
Monday April 04, 2011
That's what I am!! Back to normal - I think!
Bewteen the wacko health journey and the death of my sweet Guinea hen - Uni - I have been functioning on empty. Doing what's necessary.
So, I will be back at my post - blogging again and sharing....so stay tuned - lot's brewed in my head while I was healing!!
Monday March 21, 2011
I can't believe it's come and went...My Mom, Jen and I had so much fun developing the recipes and sharing them on the demo stage at the Boston Flower Show.
On the Menu right out of our container garden:
Tarragon-Chive Pasta Salad
Pesto Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Strawberries in Mint Simple Sugar.
If you missed seeing us in person - enjoy the demo here!! See you next year.....