Now that the weather is cooler in the mornings, I try to get outside more often. Today I took Rowan out to the lake to feed the ducks. We usually bring some oats or peas for them to eat, but today we brought millet. I have a favorite duck that I like to visit, and… Continue reading Reflections around the lake
It’s a quiet kind of Saturday night. Will is in the kitchen with the kettle on, preparing me a cup of chamomile tea with honey. I’m huddled under the quilt in bed and thinking about the busy week we just finished. This was our first full week back to a normal routine after the Labor… Continue reading Saturday evening sentiments
I was through with classes for Spring and filled with all of the excitement that a bit of freedom brings when I bounded down the dormitory hallway to ask J. if she wanted to go head out and seize the day. We got in her car and drove. Spring in Florida is exquisite, so in… Continue reading Meet-cute memories on Valentine’s Day
Lately, wildflowers sprout in Piper’s butterfly garden. Baby lettuces form their first true leaves in a raised bed. A plot of earth surrounded by bricks waits to be tended and made ready for seeds of all sorts: radish, eggplant, watermelon, sunflower. Carrots, tomatoes, beets, and peas. Sweet sugar snap peas. Inside, Rowan pulls himself along… Continue reading Lately
I have been enjoying the children’s books we have been bringing home from the local libraries as much as Piper has been. I wanted to share a few titles with you, so that you might enjoy them, too. By Roseanne Thong: Noodle Magic, Round Is a Mooncake, Round Is a Tortilla, and Red Is a… Continue reading A list of recent favorite children’s books.
Thunder woke us early this morning, and it looks as though we can expect rain all day. I love this weather, dark and wet as it is. I think our garden does, too. The last few days have been the opposite-bright and hot Florida days that we filled with as much time outside as we… Continue reading Spring days, rainy and sunny.
Stopping in to share some of our recent favorite meals, with the intention of coming back to write more later. Will made me this nourishing salad with chickpeas, cucumber, green onion, tomato, and parsley with sumac spiked oil and vinegar dressing. One morning Will brought home extra eggs from the market and we cooked this… Continue reading Recently
We have an avocado tree growing in our backyard that we started ourselves from one of our leftover pits that we chucked into the compost heap a few years ago. I’m so proud of this tree–a living relic of our gardening days past. After a good rain, the tree looks lush and sprightly. Little baby… Continue reading The little things
This morning Piper and I enjoyed a bit of baking. Once the kitchen table was cleared and wiped down, I brought out all of our mixing bowls and ingredients to set up in our fresh work space. Even though I keep a lot of baking equipment tucked away in the lower shelves of our cabinets,… Continue reading A festive morning spent baking bread
So Will and I spent several nights last week watching Back to the Future I, II, and III. I had never seen them before and now I think I’m a little bit obsessed. The other night I had a dream about Will, that I think was influenced in part by the last movie. Though I… Continue reading 88 in a DeLorean