Late Summer’s Garden in the Midwest

I came to the flower garden late this year.  And I am waiting for a show of color even though I know it may not happen this time around.  As for vegetables, green tomatoes on the vine in August – and I wait still….for summer to finally turn up the heat and bring forth brilliance.  Gardening teaches… Continue reading Late Summer’s Garden in the Midwest

Wait… What? Writing Through Their Summer Vacation

I am sitting on my deck.  It is early morning.  The sun is shining and it is quiet.  I am beginning work on my next post when… My littlest, who is at the table working on a stamping project, begins digging through her art box and in the process knocks over my full! mug of… Continue reading Wait… What? Writing Through Their Summer Vacation

Simple Strawberry Syrup, Homemade Strawberry Milk!

This is simple.  This is delicious.  This will take you home to the summer days of your childhood. 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1/2 cup agave nectar 1 cup of water Put all ingredients in a 4 qt. pot, bring to a boil, remove from heat, allow to cool to room temperature.  (Use… Continue reading Simple Strawberry Syrup, Homemade Strawberry Milk!

Rhubarb Blueberry Mint Kissed Jam

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I am working at this blog thing a little more earnestly.  Trying to post once a week – every Tuesday-ish.  The post deadline is getting me organized, schedulized.  I am becoming the baker, cook of this family I have wanted to be. I am getting on top of… Continue reading Rhubarb Blueberry Mint Kissed Jam

These Are Your Momma’s Pancakes!

I made these pancakes this past Mother’s Day for my family and for me – mostly for me.  My husband was ready to show me love and appreciation by taking the kids with him to the bagel shop to pick up warm bagels, the Sunday paper and hot coffee.  That would’ve been nice, but I had an… Continue reading These Are Your Momma’s Pancakes!

Banana Cake with caramelized bananas & cream

My family doesn’t diet.  When it comes to food, I was deprived, sheltered from the latest fad from the grocery store.  In our house, I never saw a jar of low-fat mayonnaise, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! – no artificial “spreads” of any kind come to think of it, nor did I ever see that pink… Continue reading Banana Cake with caramelized bananas & cream

Just a Bowl and a Whisk Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

I promised you chocolate cake back in February and at the time, it was a bribe to get you to read the second and final post of Sensual, Earthy Roasted Beets.  It’s been awhile, I know, but I’ve been doing some prioritizing in my life and I’ve come to realize that baking desserts, talking about… Continue reading Just a Bowl and a Whisk Chocolate Buttermilk Cake