Monthly Archives: September 2020

September…Autumn…and Apple Pie

Autumn arose and my soul bloomed -Angie Wetland-Crosby Hello, sweet friends… HAPPY AUTUMN!!! Autumn is a beautiful time of year…my summer garden is in transition It’s a time to enjoy what God has given us…the seasons A celebration of the changing of the leaves… to celebrate the harvest…gratitude Autumn is a time to reflect… to find balance in our lives… perhaps more than ever Autumn is a time of looking forward to what’s just around the corner… The trees are changing… and so are we… We are not the same people we were a year ago… May you enjoy this wonderful season….celebrating it’s sounds…sights…and scents in full abundance. speaking of scents… What’s Cooking? This Apple Pie is a treasure of a recipe & the perfect dessert to welcome the Fall. The filling was adapted slightly from the famous Grandma Ople apple pie. The method for this filling is surprising but it … Continue reading

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The Scenic Port Orford…& Let’s Make Chili!

Paradise is where I’m at…-Voltaire Hello, sweet friends… You don’t need to travel abroad to find amazing places. some of the best places can be found in our own backyard… A satisfying occurrence for me during this pandemic time… has been the opportunity to visit… and explore local places in the area. That being said… each week just for fun (aka date day) Joe & I plan a quick local get-away. Recently we took a less than an hour away drive… to Port Orford… a working fishing port… oldest town on the Oregon coast… And… although small in size… the beaches are spectacular… with their natural beauty… an active and talented art community… along with fun cafes minus the crowds makes Port Orford the perfect day escape date day… What’s Cooking? I’ve been playing around with chili recipes for a while…& found this recipe to be the perfect blend of … Continue reading

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A Visit To Wild Animal Park…& A Copycat Recipe For Disneyland Peanut Butter Cookies

Animals are such agreeable friends…they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms. – George Eliot Hello, sweet friends… Today I thought it would be fun to go on an animal safari… I mean why not…since most amusement parks are currently closed…not so amusing and, well let’s face it… things are still feeling a bit cray cray with most of our “normal” social gatherings… I’m game for hanging out in any environment where it’s not so challenging socially…sign me up! I have always enjoyed zoos. Back in my California days I often visited the Los Angeles & San Diego animal parks… I’m not sure why I hadn’t gone to West Coast Animal Park… and a little embarrassed to admit it took a pandemic… for me to finally go check it out. I’m really glad I did too because it turned out to be a nice outing… a welcoming and very low … Continue reading

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Homeward Bound…& A Recipe For Peach Cobbler

Our truest life is when we are dreams awake. –Henry David Thoreau Hello, sweet friends… This weekend marks one year living in our home…and so I thought it would be appropo to share how things have evolved. So far, (due to the pandemic) half of the year in our new home has been spent at home. There’s a big difference between living in a place that you simply rely on for necessity and… living in a place that you really feel at home in. I’m not certain how much the pandemic has altered my view of home… however it has changed the way I’ve experienced it these last few months. My thoughts now include that “Home” is where the rags in my life can be turned into quilts…lemons become lemonade…and those few extra pounds are simply welcomed as “more to love”… That being said this past year also brought the … Continue reading

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