A week or two ago Rowan and I ventured out to the library and wandered the stacks in the children’s area. We have a decent collection of fairy tales that I like to browse whenever we visit, and it was while I was doing just so that my little one brought my attention to the… Continue reading Books, lately.
Here at the dining table again, eating leftover potato soup out of my favorite chipped coffee cup from Haslam’s book store. Gave it a shot of Tabasco to liven things up. Some weeks whirl by faster than others; this seems to be one such week. I try to remember the best moments. Like yesterday, when… Continue reading Savoring the moments
Just a short walk from home someone has organized a Little Free Library outside — the kind that looks like a large birdhouse, but has a door and a couple of shelves lined with books to share. We stopped by the other day to check it out and I was delighted to find a few… Continue reading A gem from the Little Free Library down the road
On Saturday we drove out to Treasure Island and St. Pete to spend our morning at the beach. When we arrived at 10:30, the sky was overcast and so we enjoyed a few pleasant hours bathing in the gulf before the sun (and the heat) finally came out from behind the clouds. My favorite part… Continue reading On Haslam’s and Hobbits (and a few things in between).
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
Jessica Prentice’s book Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection has both moved and surprised me. On a quest for a true feeling of nourishment, Prentice explores traditional foodways and discovers across cultures a deep connection and reverence for the Earth that many of us today are out of touch with. She connects… Continue reading Thoughts on Full Moon Feast
We took the wagon to the park this morning. I packed two mason jars filled with homemade strawberry banana smoothies, and we set off through the neighborhood. Today is a beautiful day; although it is windy, warm beams of sunlight would sometimes rest upon our skin when we found a particularly open area outside. Once we… Continue reading An encounter at the park on a quiet morning.
I love reading time with Piper. On dreary days especially, we like to climb into bed with a few baskets filled with our favorite stories. I thought I would share a few titles with you here, as I know some of you have children, while others still are childlike at heart. Favorite Winter stories (and… Continue reading Cherished children’s books and stories
We have the windows open today to let the nippy January air freshen this stale house. The sky is Florida blue and the sun pours into our rooms, splashing its light across the wooden floors, warming them. This is the weather that brings vitality to our humble backyard garden. I imagine the space a few… Continue reading In and around the house.
Happy New Year everyone! I am curled up on the couch after having eaten my fill of chickpea salad sandwiches. Piper is napping after a long morning filled with fluffy pancakes for breakfast, playtime at the park and a romp through the garden. I’m somewhere between sleep and wakefulness; the house is all warmth and… Continue reading Happy New Year & The Hundred-Foot Journey