Best-Selling Books for Cozy Afternoons

I don’t often cry – at movies, or commercials, and especially not when reading a novel – but this one brought me to tears.

Oh, and not because it was bad.  Because it was good.

Getting in the Flow

Together, let’s explore more about the psychology of “flow.”

No Time for Toys

So, what does a preschool age child do in the care of two grandparents all day?

Now that I think back on it, quite a lot.

Butternut Squash Soup

Squash’s high fiber content will help you feel full faster, so starting your meal with a small bowl of soup may reduce your caloric intake overall.

Easy, Homemade Mango Sorbet

Experiment with various frozen fruits. You’ll be amazed at how easy and delicious your sorbet really is.

Gifts on Sale

As always, don’t wait too long to order. The best sells out fast.

How to Make Simple Syrup

Use simple syrup to sweeten iced tea, lemonade, cocktails (bourbon sidecar, cucumber-line craft cocktail), homemade sorbet, salad dressings, smoothies, and the like.  It will become a kitchen staple.

Redesigning a Garden: Six on Saturday 11-10-18

Well, it’s been a while since I shared any garden views, or was able to read much about everyone else’s garden on The Propagator blog. Let’s blame it on many (in)decisions about redesigning the garden. Seasons Change Fall turned suddenly to winter, literally, overnight. Just the day before, I did a quick job of mulching…

Easy Pumpkin Cake: The Authentic Aunt JoAnn

I’m gonna go ahead and call this Easy Pumpkin Cake, although the original recipe says “pumpkin bread.” It is as simple to make as any of the sweet, quick breads (banana, zucchini) but it’s light and fluffy instead of sink-like-a-stone dense. This recipe is from the real Aunt JoAnn.  It was in a trusty cookbook…

Our War Is from Within

The war is not fought against unknown invaders or foreigners

The war is here, it is us.

Insulin’s Role In Beating Sugar Addiction

We were once told that no matter the source of sugars in your diet, even from the sugars naturally occurring in foods like produce and dairy, the body treats it all the same.

That is not true.