On the whole


Food

This is the sixth homemade dinner that’s been brought to my door since my foster kiddos arrived seven weeks ago; and another is promised for next week. Plus there’ve been special desserts and homemade granola and snack mixes and a huge box of diapers and babysitting and you know, little stuff like that; ladies bring this and say can you use it? I don’t know how to say how blessed I am.

March 3, 2018

Two simple breakfasts, family sized


Food

Confession: Mornings are not my thing. Which means that I thoroughly enjoy cooking breakfast. If it happens after 10 am. Honestly, I adore breakfast foods, but I don’t understand why they have to be served at the crack of dawn. I scratch our itch for them by cooking “brupper” sometimes (my children’s word for pancakes […]

February 16, 2018

Giveaway: September Farm Sampler


Food

As of Nov 14, 2017, this giveaway is closed. Confession: I do love a good cheese, a good family, and a good story. All three come together in the business I’m promoting today: September Farm Cheese. If you live near Lancaster County, you already know about September Farm. Their beautiful store is the place to stop […]

November 7, 2017

Our favorite pizza


Food

Confession: We always have pizza on Saturday nights, unless we are away from home. It’s a tradition I grew up with in my family, and now my children count on it. The soft and delicious crust is a recipe passed down to me by my mom. Pizza Dough 1 scant Tbsp. yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar […]

September 2, 2017

Gifts of great beauty


Life around home, Uncategorized

So now that we are talking to each other, what should we talk about? If I were a smarter blogger, I would have quickly followed up on your willingness to talk with a titillating post on a hot topic, like “Q: What do you think of The Shack?” (A: I don’t think of it at […]

March 28, 2017

In praise of the soybean


Food, Growing stuff

My dad grew edamame before it was cool. We called it by another name back then. In the garden he claimed from a Minnesota meadow, he planted rows of soybeans, poor man’s food he remembered from his boyhood. When the plants died in the late summer, he uprooted them by the dozen and laid them […]

January 4, 2017