Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

I took advantage of the gift of quiet and snowy days in early January to pull out some cookbooks I collected many years ago. One of my treasured favourites is the Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen. It contains a recipe for lentil soup that is described as gentle. It is, indeed, simple and gentle . […]

Foraging February

Foraging February

Before we retired, sometimes at the end of a busy week I declared it to be Foraging Friday. That meant Gerry and I would find something to eat on our own and no meal would be prepared for supper. It was a relaxing end to what was often a busy and stress-filled week. This month […]

Lather Up!

Lather Up!

About a hundred years ago (well, perhaps more like thirty-five or so) I decided I wanted to learn how to make soap from scratch. As with most things I wanted to learn about back then I checked out books from the library, studied, and set out a plan. My first step was to render fat. […]

Glass. Light. White. Airy.

Glass. Light. White. Airy.

Glass, light, shades of white, and airy. That was the photography prompt I chose to work on one day last week. It seemed natural that I would grab a few mason jars to use for the glass part of the prompt. It’s no secret that I’ve got a bit of a love affair with mason […]

A Rocking Chair

A Rocking Chair

Yesterday I continued my effort to catch up on my Be Still – Fifty Two assignments. This one called for using a simple subject–like a chair, back lighting, and shooting from different perspectives. I knew immediately what I was going to use for my subject. It’s just taken me a while to get back to […]

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