Monthly Archives: March 2020

An Elegant Life in a Quarantined World

Here I find what now seems to be a golden opportunity for me to learn how I can get the most out of living… Continue reading

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Celebrating Spring… Together…Apart

So much of what is currently happening around the world is not in my control…fortunately a few things are… Continue reading

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Spring Forward…A Full Moon…& Pasta

Quiet the mind and the soul will speak-Buddha Hello, sweet friend… There is a physiological stirring that comes… (response to longer days and more sunlight.) I see it as a Divine nudge. One which is giving me the impulse to get outside… with a renewed energy and a spurt of new Hope. I don’t know exactly what to do and sometimes not even clear what to do next… So I might be out in my garden planning… or perhaps I do more exercise…during this time I even yearn for a bit of spring cleaning… keeping busy with all the projects I have and see around me… spending more time journaling…praying for guidance…a purpose…and direction I need to go toward. 🦋A Spring Pasta This Spring Pasta Salad is an easy pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, peppers spinach, and olives tossed in a tangy dressing. This pasta salad is perfect for … Continue reading

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Winter’s Over (well, almost)

Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out. Edgar Guest Hello, sweet friend… Let’s go for a ride… Welcoming Spring… A Spring Tuscan Soup INGREDIENTS For the soup: 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium carrots, thickly sliced 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 3 sprigs fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt Black pepper, to taste 2 (15 -ounce) cans cannellini beans or other small white beans, drained and rinsed 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups baby kale or baby spinach, stems removed if tough 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, for garnish Olive oil, to serve Extra grated Parmesan, to serve For the parmesan toasts: 1/2 baguette, thinly sliced Olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan DIRECTIONS 🦋When you start this soup, sauté vegetables first to give the soup lots of flavor. Let carrots, onion, and celery cook with … Continue reading

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