Lifestyle

SUGARCANE ROOTS

Roots. We all have them, from somewhere. Ever since Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, Myheritage.com and lots of other companies took off, people from around the world began finding family they never knew they had. The stories are often exhilarating or sometimes, not. For whatever the reason curiosities are aroused to take a […]

WEAR A DAMN MASK!

TO ALL THE ARROGANT PEOPLE AND STUPID GOVERNORS THAT WON’T MAKE MASKS MANDATORY: The rest of us will wear these adorable little fans around our neck and BLOW YOUR GERMS RIGHT BACK! That’s All…  

WHO’S ‘YOUR’ DADDY!

DAD. Often times, it doesn’t invoke good feelings. Sorry. Sad, but true for many. But… Here’s the good news, WE CAN CHANGE THAT! If you were one of the lucky ones to have a fabulous, present, loving father that made you all the beautiful things you are now… the world […]

LAVENDER

LAVENDER. What’s not to love about this intensely aromatic, versatile, and bee loving plant! Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined to be successful at growing this beautiful plant, but I tried my hand at it, well actually went overboard with twenty-four plants my first go-round, and all […]

MENTAL THERAPY DURING LOCKDOWN

                                  Every year my grandson picks peas as the seeds he wants grandma to grow. I start the seed indoors in March. Always surprised they actually grow, I am elated to transplant them outside […]

POST RANCH INN LUNCH

Where do you take your son for lunch when he is a killer chef, at the top of his game in his culinary career? Well, of course, you jump on a plane, leave the east coast and head for the west coast, rent a car, drive up the breathtaking Pacific […]

HEAL & RESTORE

This week, I came un-done. Darkness seemed to prevail, not just because of #blackouttuesday but the reality that peaceful people are being used for evil deeds, equality among people appears farther than it ever has, our economy is being strangled, and a deadly virus is still just as deadly as […]

RESTAURANT DINING AT HOME

We all miss dining out. One day soon (we hope), we will dine out again, but until then we can still have our favorite restaurant food through curb-side-pickup, arrange a new dining experience at home and have the best of both worlds… well, almost! A patio, balcony, porch or garden […]

APPLE BAKLAVA

Traditional American Dessert? Most would think of Apple Pie. Traditional Middle Eastern/Greek Dessert? Most would think of Baklava/Baklawa. So, why not combine both fabulous desserts into one! Apple Baklava, or Baklawa as I would prefer since I am of Syrian heritage, but most people only know of Baklava, so… Apple […]

JUMANJI REVISITED

Just when you think things are as weird as they can get… they get weirder!! Lockdown has had a gazillion challenges for us all, too many to name. But to wake on the last day of April, the day before May Day, a day when wreaths of flowers adorn homes, […]