The Great Bloggers’ Bake-Off — Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cake

hosted by the Dynamic Duo of: Bereavedandbeingasingleparent and Crushed Caramel (Learner at love) with their special judge ajeanneinthekitchen Now don't get your hopes up that you will soon be seeing something from the kitchen of Martha Stewart of some other celebrity/chef who bakes impeccable-looking product.  One thing I can guarantee is the taste, but currently there is… Continue reading The Great Bloggers’ Bake-Off — Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Cake

fiction · food

Story Starter Challenge — Jordine & Gordon

Teresa at The Haunted Wordsmith's Story Starter Challenge today is: “Haven’t you done that enough?” Jordine had gone to see a movie with her friends called, “Julie and Julia”, where a woman named Julie decided to cook every recipe in famous chef, Julia Child's book, “Mastering The Art of French Cooking.” She took this as… Continue reading Story Starter Challenge — Jordine & Gordon


News of Interest to Kombucha Brewers

image link, which will also take you to a how-to on making kombucha A couple of weeks ago, my sons and their SOs came over.  I warned them there were a few fruit flies flitting around and apologized.  They immediately said, "mom do you have any apple cider vinegar?"  I said yes and they instructed… Continue reading News of Interest to Kombucha Brewers

food · gardening · Word of the Day Challenge


This year I participated in our local library's first ever implementation of a seed bank. They took those gorgeous wooden cabinets that held the cards people could use to find books and now use a computer screen instead and turned it into being a keeper of seed packets. They communicated with heirloom seed companies and… Continue reading Gloss

#OctPoWriMo2017 · flora · food · OctPoWriMo · poetry

Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus

image link There comes a season In Michigan, When asparagus Slowly rises from the soil It takes the right temperature And the right moisture To make asparagus happen.   It is sold at the local farmer’s market At exhorbitant prices, now That the farmer’s market is A fashionable place to be seen.   A farmer,… Continue reading Day 25 — OctWriPoMo — Ode to Loving Asparagus

#OctPoWriMo2017 · food · poetry · shadows

Day 6 — OctWriPoMo — Shadows

image link   The man today* said,                 “Close your eyes and try to visualize                 the last person who you saw who was ashamed                 and see where you feel it in your body.”   I visualize my mother, trying to understand my brother kicking her out. Then I visualize my ex, trying to… Continue reading Day 6 — OctWriPoMo — Shadows

food · restaurant review · Uncategorized


  Our boss, once a year, bequeaths us three days at a conference, hours north from an already northern place. It’s a luxury resort, off-season rates, and the run of the place. Folks from around the state convene, joined by a common profession. We speak the same language, we laugh at the same jokes. Vendors… Continue reading Pearl’s