Saved by Spring!

Three months later and half the time I still find myself going to fill Kiera’s food bowl… I’ve had enough human and animal loss in my life to know there’s nothing that can be done except to wait out the sadness.

The last few weeks, I’ve been busy planting my vegetable gardens, and pruning my grape vines and fruit trees. The thing I love most about Spring and gardening is always the renewed hope and excitement I feel at getting to watch what I plant grow. So imagine my delight, when I went to check for signs of fruiting and spied this!

cherry tree

For the first time… CHERRIES !!!!!

By |2016-10-24T09:56:26-04:00May 19th, 2013|Life, My Garden / Recipes|4 Comments

Sick? This’ll Fix You Up Quicker Than Chicken Soup!

I’ve been a little under the weather, and wanted to make myself a healing soup that wasn’t the usual boring Chicken Soup. This Seafood Curry Chowder, with its Indian spices (which helps open breathing passages) and chicken broth (general fixer-upper elixir) gives a one-two punch!


It’s so rich and delicious and special–and SIMPLE to make–that you could serve this at any dinner party and get rave reviews. It’s my family and friends’ all time favorite soup!

1 fillet of flounder (about 11 ounces)
1 fillet of halibut, scrod, or cod (about 8 ounces)
1/2 pound medium-size shrimp (10 to 12), shelled and deveined
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon curry powder, approximately
2 cups […]

By |2019-01-10T11:02:07-05:00January 17th, 2013|My Garden / Recipes|1 Comment