Lent, Seasonal, Uncategorized

An Awakening

Today is Ash Wednesday. It is the first day of Lent, which is the 40 day period before Easter. When I think of Lent these words come to my mind: awakening , reflection, gratitude, repentance. Lent is more than an ancient tradition observed by some. To me it is a time of “setting apart” for… Continue reading An Awakening

Seasonal, Uncategorized, winter blahs

Keeping the Wintertime Blahs Away and a Springtime Lemon Scone Recipe (GF and Low-Carb) yes

  Post by Nancy Gordon Forgive me for complaining, but winter seems to last forever,and I get tired of the overcast skies. I know I shouldn’t complain, especially since I am a Southerner. I’ve heard how harsh the winters are in the North.  I am glad to live where I do for that reason.   But are you feeling this way… Continue reading Keeping the Wintertime Blahs Away and a Springtime Lemon Scone Recipe (GF and Low-Carb) yes

Health-Giving Cloves
essential oils, In the Kitchen: Recipes and More, Seasonal, Superfoods

Health-Giving Cloves

When I was young my family had this tradition during the holidays of making pomander balls. We used oranges and studded them with cloves. We'd often create beautiful designs or smiley faces and then the oranges were piled on top of each other in a bowl and put on display. After the process was done I… Continue reading Health-Giving Cloves

Family Life, Seasonal, Thanksgiving

11 Topics for your Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving meals can be both fun, joyeous and somewhat predictable. We all come prepared to answer the lovable questions of “what are you up to now? How is school? What are your plans?” These questions are sweet and asked out of politeness and curiosity and while some of us may jump at the opportunity to… Continue reading 11 Topics for your Thanksgiving Meal

Iris and Hart Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup
In the Kitchen: Recipes and More, Seasonal, The Creative Home

Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup

Soup is a staple in our house as the cool weather is upon us.  For some reason I like to eat warm, comforting food in the fall and winter.  Even smoothies don’t appeal to me as much.  Maybe its because I am cold natured and I like my insides to be warm too!  So here’s… Continue reading Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup