Category: winter


French Onion Soup

May I suggest a cheese and ham panini to go with this warm soup… or just a bottle of wine and a baguette. You should have a half a bottle left, or you may have finished making the soup. We don’t judge! Feel free to open another bottle! Lighting a candle when you chop onions does NOT stop you from crying profusely. LIES, LIES, … Read More French Onion Soup


Chili Weather

I can’t take total credit for this recipe… I got the idea from a recipe on and then worked it a little to fit my needs. I use it with all sorts of variations. I like to roast the jalapeños for a richer flavor. I grow them in my garden and keep them in my freezer which makes handling a bit safer. It’s … Read More Chili Weather

+ Glass Door Project

Glass Door Project

Finally, my desk project, which I started in July, is now finished. It seems something always came up where I didn’t want to spend the money on the glass top for the desk that Bruce made for me from a wild idea I had this summer. Luckily, he just ordered it for my birthday. And even more lucky, I got it early. We found … Read More Glass Door Project

+ Potting Bench

February Inspiration

I was looking for inspiration to write about this week. The snow is finally getting to me and perhaps my workload. The sun shone through the kitchen’s blinds and highlighted my potting bench as I was brewing a cup of tea this morning. So the sun chose the topic today. It’s not very often that sun rays have snuck into our windows of late.



Living in Western New York, we have multitudes and mounds of snow to play in. Today we tackled the notorious Snopatamus. Our version of the Hippopotamus and Snowman. When building a Snopatamus, it’s essential to make him big enough for everyone to ride!