People who love to eat are always the best people. – Julia Child
Cookies are made with butter and love.
Only the pure in heart can make a good soup. – Ludwig Beethoven
If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers. – Linda Hemley
A party without cake is just a meeting!
Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful. ―
Because everything is better with bacon, right?
Nature invites us to experience it with all of our senses, including our sense of touch. Silky and smooth, hard and rough, hot or cold, fluffy, furry or fuzzy. Well, maybe not everything should be touched – poison ivy and bumblebees, for example. Even isolated at home, there are wonders in nature to be savoured, if you take the time to look for them.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. – Hal Borland
Moss is popular for her unusual beauty, but what distinguishes her is that she is accessible and down to earth. – Rita Clifton
Green moss shines there with ice encased; The long grass bends its spear-like form; And lovely is the silvery scene When faint the sun-beams smile. –Robert Southey
This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, stand like druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Monday was Family Day. It was clear and cold, but I had to make a quick stop at the park on the way out of town after visiting my family.
First I took photos of the FLOCK.
Then I took photos of the STACK.
As well as photos of the PARK.
Finally, I took photos of the WORKERS on the train TRACK.
Walk your own path and be yourself.
He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. – John Burroughs
This is my post for Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter. If you’re a photographer looking for a challenge, Cee also has other challenges like, black & white, flower of the day, on the hunt for joy, as well as listings for other challenges to keep you inspired & inspiring!
It’s another gray Monday morning and it can’t decide if it’s going to rain, snow, or sleet. Everything is covered in ice. Even the squirrels have given up and gone inside!
We need a little sunshine.
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
I’m being efficient today – making 1 post fit 2 categories. Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Yellow…and as soon as I saw that, my mind went to photos I took late in October, right before the snow flew: Ginger Crystal tea in a forgotten sunflower cup, with the last of my sunny brown-eyed susans.
In the past year, I’ve found myself enjoying more chai and ginger based teas, so it was no surprise that this little gem caught my eye. This particular blend contains 3 forms of ginger: ginger root, crystallized ginger, and ginger-infused honey. (Note: Interested in making your own ginger-infused honey? Me too! Check out Melissa K. Norris!)
Crystallized ginger is a fancy name for candied ginger. It’s a sweet, chewy, and spicy treat made from fresh ginger. You can purchase it in most stores, or make your own by skinning and slicing fresh ginger, and boiling it in water, then a sugar or honey solution. Once cooled, toss it in sugar and let it dry for 24 hours. It can be stored in an airtight container for 2-4 weeks.
Lemon, ginger, honey, or a combination of 2 or 3, are great natural remedies for cold and flu symptoms, including scratchy throats and nausea, and can help reduce inflammation and help balance sugar levels. Ginger may boost your metabolism so you burn more calories, and it’s also great for your skin and hair.
The tea was a delicate yellow, and I thought the lemongrass tempered the bite of ginger with the tartness of lemon. I found it “zingy-er” than Tetley’s Lemon Ginger tea, but definitely milder than David’s “The Buzz” tea.
This tea was perfect for warding off the late afternoon chill, as the shadows lengthened.
And it may be perfect for adding some sunshine today, since the weather still can’t decide! 🙂 Happy Monday!
Life is like a cup of tea – it’s all in how you make it.
I’m gettin’ bugged driving up and down the same old strip
I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip
My buddies and me are getting real well known
Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us aloneI get around! – Beach Boys, I Get Around