We are getting ready to wrap up 2018! Here are some recipe ideas from some of my posts over at Parade. This post is the last one the year and it is from an episode of Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa when the stars of Mary Poppins Returns stopped by to help make a meal in … Continue reading
It’s so hot the bees have left the hive and are looking for a place to cool down! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/29/bees-thousands-them-invade-new-york-city-hot-dog-stand/1130894002/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-york-abuzz-about-swarm-of-bees-in-times-square/ar-BBMBOso
So, how is your summer so far? We have had a surprise of a trumpet vine take hold where we put the new fence around the pool. There was a vine in the garden that didn’t really do much that seems to have taken on a new life. And it is spectacular! Maybe it just … Continue reading
These last days of June are turning up the heat. Bring on the lazy days of summer. Enjoy an ice cream cone on a hot summer day before it melts. Look for fireflies as they twinkle in the darkness. See the wonders in a garden and give your kids an extra kiss good night.
The Memorial Day weekend has come and gone. The pool has been opened and is ready to welcome people to spend some relaxing hours and begin the summer vacation. All good! Need some new ideas for hot dogs this summer? You can read my post about the incredibly talented chef, and James Beard award-winning television … Continue reading
This April has not given way to the spring season easily. Every beautiful day was followed by a chilly one that didn’t allow a string of days to let us ride a wave of pleasant weather. The change of seasons brings new experiences to embrace and a reminder of those people, places or events that … Continue reading
Every once in a while a February day can bring uncharacteristically warm weather and sunshine. We had one of those last week and it set a record in our area. It was the perfect reminder that the spring season is getting a little closer every day. There are signs of spring all around if you … Continue reading
The beauty of winter came to visit before the holiday with a few quiet blankets of snow in mid-December. All you need is a little bit of a dusting of snow to feel the magic. A pine tree that sits in the back of the garden takes on a new role in the winter season … Continue reading
So, the month of November slipped by without a check-in. That’s not to say it was a slow month. Not at all. Our Thanksgiving holiday was a lovely one filled with laughter, plates of sliced turkey and stuffing paired with a warm gravy boat. We have settled on a method that let’s the turkey come … Continue reading
Nothing says Halloween like a Minecraft Jack o’ lantern! Looking for some ideas for today? Take a look at my most recent post for the Food section over at Parade for some delicious ideas for everyone. Just click on the link below. https://communitytable.parade.com/619107/aliceknisleymatthias-2/sweet-and-savory-halloween-snack-ideas-for-the-trick-or-treaters-in-your-neighborhood/ Have fun!