Salads and Beans

The lettuces and other greens that overwintered in my garden don’t seem to mind the cold wet spring. The longer days and occasional rays of sun are enough for them to grow a few inches a day it seems. And … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Going Out

It is gorgeous today here in Portland. We’ve seen remarkably little of this kind of weather this spring and it’s all I can do to not play hooky and go sit in a park with a book. And as I … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Silver Linings and a One-Pot Dinner

I like to get things done. I usually love working hard, whether it’s prepping for my classes, reviewing budgets,¬†cleaning the bathroom, cooking three meals a day or planting the garden. I think of myself as strong and able, or thought … Continue reading → ... Read more »

Carrots

“Mommy will you fix my truck?! . . . please!. . . .right now!” “Mommy, come look! Now! Please!” That’s the typical soundtrack when my four-year-old is home. I love it, most of the time. Sometimes it makes writing a … Continue reading → ... Read more »