Calling all Cha…

Calling all Character[s into question] “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou My cooking camarade and friend extraordinaire, Renee Thomas, once shared a children’s poem on her Facebook page… The Crayon Box That Talked.  What a beautiful message this collection…

Going to the Birds… and the Hippo, and the Rhinoceros

Animal Crackers     Shirley Temple ~ you will be missed!   Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley. “Animal crackers and cocoa to drink, That is the finest of suppers I think; When I’m grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. What do YOU choose when you’re…

Dirt ~

Happy 2016! May you have enough…be happy with enough. ..may the only excess be an excess of love, sharing and gratitude

Christmas

  No matter how you chose to celebrate,  or not celebrate,  Christmas can be seen in a variety of cultures throughout the world.  Open your eyes and heart to the wonder of it all! Traditionally,  the most treasured of celebrations is the Christmas meal… whether you are with family, friends or fellow co-workers,  it is…

Chap Chae… A Korean Delight

This year has been an event-FULL year for our family.  Tony came home from his far, far away place; M is still creating some beautiful, functional pottery and continues her education at UNM; A graduated college, then commissioned into the USAF, THEN married wonderful A;  T graduated high school and committed to joining the USAF in a…

no-knead bread

I have easily made over 500 loaves of bread, and this one has magical powers! Truly! As soon as my son cut into the just cooled loaf, I knew it was going to be amazing; but one look at those marvelous holes*, I was transported! Back to Italy, when long, lazy lunches on the terrazzo…

Happy Nutella Day!

    In honor of this unculent*, exquisite, spreadable joy-in-a-jar, I will offer this brief history of Nutella: Nutella spread, in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short…

Yuletide

For your Yuletide treats! Merry blessed Christmas everyone! o Recipe from saveur magazine

Too busy to smell the donuts …

No, I got that wrong – is it too busy to drink the coffee? …smell the roses? Something along those lines, anyway. We haven’t stopped eating. I haven’t stopped cooking. But, something I am so very passionate about has somehow slipped through my itty, bitty fingers! This blog, my philosophy of sharing my love and…

cinnamon, crunchy leaves and ceramics

This morning I woke at 3:40, not quite used to the time change or the transition from Eastern Time to Mountain ~ a double whammy if you ask me! But, I am not complaining ~ just saying’ is all… So much is going on ~ Tony is getting ready to leave again, I have now…