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Booth confusion and garden photos
Monday, June 28, 2010      7 comments

I had an email from a Sparker who made some pretty great suggestions on the "booth". I appreciate them taking the time to give such a well thought out response. I didn't realize that the pic was a bit confusing and so, decided to try and clear ... Read more
Family, fun and festival
Saturday, June 26, 2010      4 comments

We were a vendor today at a local festival. We took last weekend off so I could get stuff done and study and created a new display for the dog biscuits. I also wanted to add fruit breads and put my herbs on a new display since I wasn't totally h... Read more
CTAC Challenge Watercress and Pear Salad
Monday, June 21, 2010      6 comments

Having an abundant crop (already) of zucchini and cucumbers, I looked for something in the Mayo Cookbook using them... but the Watercress and Grilled Pear Salad halted my progress! I have a good patch of watercress going, had mostly everything ... Read more
Focus on each day
Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

Today is a new day. It's important to focus on today. To live just for today because without today - there will be no tomorrow. A wise man once said: "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make m... Read more
Gumbo and SP friends just go together!
Friday, June 18, 2010      3 comments

This link takes you to a cool diagram that shows the history of Gumbo in New Orleans. Pretty cool... http://awesome.good.is/transpa
orleans/Buck/index.html Might just have to make some ... Read more
Butterfly Garden
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      7 comments

i had a couple of queries about the butterfly-hummingbird garden from other sparkers. It excites me to be able to share any knowledge i may have! Let me say first that I am a semi-retired foodie. I only have the knowledge that has applied to me ... Read more
Personal insight
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      3 comments

When I was growing up, we had no money in our huge family. When I was married, we had money. When I divorced, I had no money. I worked hard and earned my own money. I went from a size 7/9 in college, to way overweight after having t... Read more
Yet another good day and good meals!
Sunday, June 13, 2010      2 comments

We finished the butterfly garden today. I spent a good amount of time on my knees filling in spaces between plants with more plants and then mulching. It looks pretty darn good. I want to wait about a week before I post a pic only to give them t... Read more
Garden update pics
Friday, June 11, 2010      4 comments

So, I'm not, um, obsessed with my garden at all! Really! Just because I take lots of pics. Hey, that's documenting what went right and what I can do better next year, right??? So, if you remember, this is what it looked like in the beginn... Read more
Bundt Chicken
Friday, June 11, 2010      5 comments

Not a typical post, but since a lot of us "older" gals have bundt pans just hanging around the kitchen, I couldn't resist. This is the link to the recipe posted below - it's awesome... http://www.thekitchn.com/the
kitchn/meat/an-obscene-way... Read more
Thursday, June 10, 2010      4 comments

I'm sneaking off to bed early. No bike ride, but I did seriously dance for 15 minutes today (no riding in 90 degree weather!) and I paced up and down the halls during breaks. I also stretched my calves and ankles during breaks. Beef biscui... Read more
Another good day
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      4 comments

Overall, I had a great day. Managed to get myself together and out the door on time. Paid attention in class and made a better grade on today's test. After being so hungry halfway through class yesterday, I was determined not to have a r... Read more
Nutty Nutritional Data
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      5 comments

We had lunch today at Silver Diner, which is someone's version of a 50's style diner. Blue Plate specials and the like. They also have little markers (tlc = tasty lighter in the menu to indicate lighter fare or how you can make it lighter - i.e... Read more
Starting the week right - exercise and recipe!
Monday, June 07, 2010      5 comments

I rode the bike 2.2 miles! I mapped it out on SP Fitness and so I have the correct mileage. I actually used the odometer in the car to measure to the end of the main road, which is one mile, however, I got half a mile down the road and realize... Read more
Picked my Cookbook
Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

I spent a lot of quality time reading cookbooks at Barnes and Noble today. I needed to find a cookbook for the Cooking through a Cookbook team challenge. The only struggle I had was narrowing it down! At one point, I was putting down one cookb... Read more

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