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Food Porn

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, My Joy of Cooking | 6 comments

Food Porn

I realize that you may or may not know how much I love to cook. I do take pictures sometimes of what I make but I even more seldomly am posting them. I don’t know why. Well maybe it’s because there’s a lot that goes into being a food blogger. Except who doesn’t like oggling the pictures. And we all need some inspiration to be in the mood for food to make. So I’ve decided to give you a food porn picture-athon for today only. Enjoy! Homegrown garden tomatoes went into gazpacho (recipe here) and homemade tomatoes...

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Thought Weeds : Where They Stop and You Begin

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, How Does My Garden Grow | 2 comments

Thought Weeds : Where They Stop and You Begin

What is there to not love about a good gardening analogy? Growing your life and weeding out that which doesn’t work is such a universal concept. The analogy can be used for money, community, happiness, and self-love. Tending them daily, rethinking them, weeding them, and watering them as you would a vegetable garden. Staying in touch and mindful of anything guarantees you’ll do a better job at it. So when my therapist offers that the soul garden I’m living in and the thoughts I’m living by contain some big ugly weeds...

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Eat Your Rainbow

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, My Joy of Cooking | 4 comments

Eat Your Rainbow

I’m no health fanatic but a yummy food aficionado? Absolutely. I also love beautiful pictures and art. I love colors. I swoon over a wildflower garden with butterflies or a rainbow in the sky. So when it comes to wanting to make pretty food, I’m inspired by natures palette to be a little more creative. Eat your colors, or eat your rainbow, was a nutrition advocacy slogan from a few years ago. Here’s one article that enlightened me on the eating my rainbow. The concept was catchy and it seems that it really does round out...

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Weeding My Garden

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Gathering My Lessons, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow | 2 comments

Weeding My Garden

This weekend was a glump of happy life happenings. It was a Mother’s Day weekend of wonderful gifts. My cooking hiatus started Thursday so carry out food it was for three nights in a row. Usually this would bother me. Not this weekend. Our surrogate daughter Caitlin visited Friday and she and everyone else but me and Fiona went to see a local high school production. Instead, Fiona and I watched Follow That Bird, the Big Bird movie from the 80’s. Sweet. And then came Saturday, the day I’d been patiently awaiting. My gardening...

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May Gardens Grow

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow | 4 comments

May Gardens Grow

Although I have given up on my garden to a great extent ( see this post for the back story for my grief-talk), Mark soldiers on with his. In fact this year, he constructed a raised bed to improve and expand his prior garden design. One year we decided to order our tomato plants from Burpee and we’ve done so ever since. We began this practice the year after I started everything from seed and then most of our majestic six-foot plants were tragically struck down by the Downy White Mildew Blight. Heirlooms go first. Hybrids don’t bat...

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Garden of Doom

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Ahas, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, Keeping House and Mind Alligned, Silly I Tell You | 2 comments

Garden of Doom

The sainted shrub did not resurrect itself this Spring. As I suspected, I had killed my birthday present to myself. The forever lusted after beautyberry bush, with its sumptuous purple berries clustered up and down its languorous limbs, was decidedly dead and was probably doomed to be yard waste from the moment I laid eyes on it last September at the Adkin’s Arboretum’s native plant sale. I blamed it on last October not being as rainy as I needed it to be. The truth was that I didn’t remember to water my special shrub...

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The Daring Young Girl On the Flying Trapeze

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Ahas, Blogging Along, Daily Shalagh, How Does My Garden Grow | 0 comments

The Daring Young Girl On the Flying Trapeze

Thought I’d catch you up my lovely reader on where I am and what I’ve been thinking about. Year of Making I’m committed to A Year of Making. I am keeping a list and pictures of my everyday making but my documenting system needs a little tweaking. When you do all the creating and the mothering all in the same day, you need really great systems. And I just don’t always feel like I have the clarity to create those. But I keep on keepin’ on. I did however clean out my craft room. And updated my goals mapping wall...

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Native Plants Sale at the Adkins Arboretum

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, How Does My Garden Grow | 0 comments

Native Plants Sale at the Adkins Arboretum

The native plants sale at Adkins Arboretum always happens right around my birthday. This is the sale that you buy plants and hedge your bets that you won’t kill them. I have still mismanaged many of these poor plants and killed them off but hope springs eternal. On September 12th, 2014, finding myself with Fiona and no plans, I decided we would take a field trip to the arboretum. The weather was beautiful and since she’d been fussy, a change of scenery was required. Located on the Tuckahoe State Park, there are many devoted...

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The Close of April : Way Prettier Than It Started

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Daily Shalagh, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, Pretty Pictures, Visual Me | 2 comments

The Close of April : Way Prettier Than It Started

I was really forcing a smile when I wrote my first Spring post. Sometimes you put a smile on and hope to grow into it. I felt no love for the weather at the time. My faith was drained. But the earth, in the process of doing her ‘thing’, eventually she gets to you. April is turning into a nice time to be alive. April showers have brought May flowers. Hey I’m so very grateful it’s not snow.   Visit me on Instagram to see my daily pictures. Or find me or like my page on Facebook if you want to stay in touch. Thank...

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It’s a Spring Thing

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Daily Shalagh, Friendship, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow | 0 comments

It’s a Spring Thing

A couple of weeks ago, Winter began to expand its boundaries into some mythical time warp, like the last week of a pregnancy.Reality can be cruel. I used to say that by the time any season has officially arrived, we’ve already experienced enough of the upcoming telltale weather to believe it’s truly here. We’ll have a lovely couple days preview of warm weather for Spring and that enables us to put up with the rest of the ridiculous blowy cold stuff. This year, nature made me and my little saying untrue and ridiculous. Not...

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