MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

Bolting occurs when a plant begins to flower and set seed too early. It cuts down on vegetable production and is mainly seen as a negative occurrence, but by a happy accident not to me.  We have had unusually hot weather in Central Oregon this summer. Since I am in the high desert and have … Continue reading MY DELICIOUS BOLTING GARDEN

CREAMY CABBAGE, CARROT, AND GOLDEN BEET SOUP

A happy accident!

Cactus Cloth and Yucca Prints

I am in love with everything about Yucca Prints from the bold hand printed colors to the nubby off-white cactus cloth that they are printed on! Barth & Dreyfuss of California made these in the 40's and 50's mostly as souvenirs. They made among other things map tablecloths and aprons with states on them chocked … Continue reading Cactus Cloth and Yucca Prints

Teenager alert!

That’s a wrap! My youngest child turned thirteen today. She chose what was my most challenging Birthday theme to date. Yes more difficult then my sons caveman- kidnap party. she chose a Minecraft flag that was from some You-tubers I think? I was so used to her picking things that were a bit softer. lmanburg … Continue reading Teenager alert!

Things that make my heart sing!

There is just something about Fiestaware that make makes me feel joy. My Mom had a few choice platers and pieces maybe that is why I love it so much. The colors just make me happy. I love mixing and matching them for different occasions. This monochromatic theme shown below is just delicious looking. Remember … Continue reading Things that make my heart sing!

Smoothie time

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER LIKE A SWEET GINGER AND PEACH SMOOTHIE This is one of my all-time favorite smoothies. The peaches are so light and cooling, and the extra snap of the fresh ginger is just delicious. I like to use either the frozen cubed ginger if I’m in a hurry or grate my own. A … Continue reading Smoothie time