“a wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.” ~Helen Rowland
Many out there extol the benefits of salt, particularly sea salt. Himalayan Sea Salt has been all the rage in recent years. In addition to that, there are myriad other salts out there, flavored and unflavored, and in all sorts of colors.
Pesto. One of those things that just screams “Summer!!” It is exciting when my basil over-produces this time of year so I have an excuse make it, both for eating now and to go in the freezer when I need a dose of summer later in the year.
We are back home after a week of saying our goodbyes and packing up the rental unit we have lived in for the past three years in St. Thomas. It has been an emotional time…While we are so very happy to be back in our ‘real’ home full time – and back to the reality that comes with it – it is also a bittersweet homecoming. Knowing we will not be seeing the people who have been such a huge part of our lives these past few years…people who have welcomed us into their own lives and made us feel like family, is sad. The reality is Continue reading →
April was a bit vicious here in parts of Texas this Spring, so we are hoping for a milder – yet pleasant – May.
Today was so beautiful! Our windows and sliding glass door were open to the slight breezes and 70ish weather. The sun was shining and the birds were singing. I was even able to get in long walk around our neighborhood. Perfect day in my book… Continue reading →
Today I harvested what will probably be the last of this season’s basil. I carefully washed and dried the leaves, and they now wait for me to transform them into pesto for the freezer. The scent of basil has become the day’s perfume, both on my hands and in my house. I am drowning in its aromas…and I mean that in a great way! Continue reading →