With one perfectly ripe little avocado, two sweet Campari tomatoes, and a can of chickpeas, we enjoyed ourselves a lazy hands-on lunch. Two other must have ingredients for a delicious Bruschetta spread are quality bread, of course, and lots of fruity olive oil for drizzling. I baked two fresh loaves early in the morning, and though… Continue reading Nigella’s Breakfast Bruschetta
Outside, the scent of Jasmine lingers around our doorway, emanating from the vine that creeps up and around the ironwork just in front of our house. The orchid by the steps now sports three flowers. All of our hibiscus bushes are in bloom. Otherworldly dragonflies glide through the air as the sun casts its light on their iridescent bodies and paper-thin… Continue reading Spring as we see it.
In celebration of the arrival of Spring, we enjoyed an energetic morning filled with sunny yellow play dough, flower seeking in the garden, and plenty of healthy snacks to fuel our play. I do believe that specific days, such as full or new moons, solstices and equinoxes, often bring with them a tangible shift in… Continue reading Spring in our steps – how our garden grows – kale chips.
Yesterday afternoon upon checking the mail I discovered a single purple flower on our orchid that we keep out front. For the greater part of a year the plant appeared dormant, until last week when my mother noticed several buds. We endured many rainstorms on Saint Patrick’s Day– I wonder if the misty air helped… Continue reading Orchid heralds fair days ahead – handmade soaps a hand-washing delight – kitchen philosophy
A spring day in Florida feels much like today; gentle sunshine, balmy beach air, and the delicate yellow blossoms of the Golden Trumpet tree ceremoniously bursting forth and blanketing the grass. I am in love with this tree that seems to herald the coming of Spring. In a few days time, you can watch the bare… Continue reading Signs of Spring