It’s a Good Life

It’s Tuesday, again.  We are having rain for the fourth day in a row. I can’t help but think of the song, “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenter’s. Yes, I know it is Tuesday.  That song just happened to pop into my head. I actually enjoy rainy days.  I find them very relaxing.  I do start Read More …

February’s Book Club Book – The Bookshop on the Corner

We started 2018 reading a non-fiction book about food.  It seemed rather appropriate since most people make some sort of “resolution” that revolves around food.  Weight, cutting out and adding certain foods to our diets are all very popular goals that millions of people make at the beginning of each year. Well February’s book is Read More …

Homemade French Style Yogurt

Are you like me and have fallen in love with  Oui yogurt?  It is my favorite.  It is thick, creamy, and not too tart.  My family has fallen in love with it as well.  As with everything that is delicious, it isn’t cheap.  With my big family it was going to cost me a decent chunk Read More …

Easy Homemade Salsa. No Canning Required!

One of my family’s favorite foods is salsa.  Chips and salsa is one of our favorite things to eat for lunch as well as a snack. I have often canned quarts of salsa made from a bumper crop of tomatoes and peppers.  It is nice to be able to open a jar of summer’s bounty Read More …

French Women Don’t Get Fat – Reading Plan

Happy New Year!!! I hope you are all ready to get started with our first book, French Women Don’t Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano. This book catches my attention every time I find it in the book drop at the library where I work.  I have had it on my “To Read” list for awhile, so I Read More …

Book Club 2018!

I love to read?  Do you love to read? I hear people say that they like to read but can’t seem to find the time to do it. I hear ya.  I used to be that way.  I used to think that I never had the time to read until I made it a priority. Read More …

My Little Gardener Turns 7!

Not only did my family celebrate Christmas last week, we also celebrated my youngest’s 7th birthday. When Levi arrived so close to Christmas, I made it very clear that I was NEVER going to combine celebrating his birthday with Christmas. Even though planning a birthday party around the hectic Christmas season leaves me completely worn Read More …

Homemade Sauerkraut and Why You Should Eat Some Every Day

Let’s talk sauerkraut.  Do you love it?  Do you hate it?  Is the only kind you have ever eaten come out of a can?  If you answered, “Yes” to the last two questions then you have a good reason to not like sauerkraut.  The stuff in a can has been made sour using vinegar.  Fermented Read More …

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

It is that time of the year when the bugs start going around.  Actually, the bugs go around throughout the year, but the really nasty ones, like the flu, like to go around when the weather turns cooler. If you are like me, boosting my family’s immune systems is a top priority.  One way I Read More …

Eat More Lard!

For many, lard is an ancient food that is no longer eaten today.  It wasn’t that long ago that lard was a staple in pretty much every kitchen. Today it is considered by the majority of people to be a very unhealthy, artery clogging, heart disease inducing, high cholesterol promoting food.  What if I told Read More …