Leap Day Gratitude

Leap Day Gratitude

It’s February 29th today. Leap Day as some are calling it. It’s been just another day for me. And then I saw a post on a beautiful and inspiring blog I’ve started following called Keeping With the Times where blog author, Barb, posted a list of 29 moments worth celebrating about this day. She had […]

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

The house is dark and silent save for the hum of the furnace cutting in now and then. It’s comforting, the security of a furnace warming the home for the day. I stand at the bedroom window and throw back the curtains. The pre-dawn view catches me by surprise, yet again, and I stand in […]

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. […]

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