This is a good, hard weekend. Saturday we celebrated the life of my father-in-law. On Friday night I began to fall apart. I have certainly had my moments of tears and grief over the past few weeks. But this was different. This was the dam breaking, tears flowing, heart aching falling apart I usually reserve for well after whatever the […]


I remember these days of care giving. These recent weeks have taken me back to that time. Planning and shopping for healthy menus and then weeks later filling the trash can with rotting produce and expired dairy; the food plan gone straight to ruin as emergencies, hands on care and endless hours on the phone take over life. The kitchen […]

Nervous Baker

I have been thinking a lot about food lately. Well, actually, nourishment. It’s no wonder. The garden is on the verge of bursting with fresh produce. We harvested the first of the cucumbers, zucchini this week along with garlic scapes and giant zinnias. It was so rewarding and joyful to find this ready bounty hiding among the leaves; to see […]