Recipe Ideas for Leftover Easter Candy

We did not hide chocolate bunnies for the egg hunt this Easter since there was the added pressure to find them before they had a chance to melt in the 80-something degree weather. What a wild ride the daffodils had in the month of April! When they first burst forth through the soil, for their return … Continue reading

Homemade Pizza for Pi Day

March is the month that gardeners start to prepare for the upcoming growing season and there are surprises coming up through the soil. If you start plants and vegetables from seed, now is when you start to prepare those seeds and seed-starter medium indoors so they are ready to roll out to the garden in mid-May. Sedum … Continue reading

new york state test breakfast and dinner menu

People have their own personal signs of when spring has arrived. Baseball. Flowers. Our daffodils are brightening the day along with tiny purple crocuses. Inside, the hibiscus tree is beginning to bloom. The day we spotted the first bud meant the tree that sat in a sunny corner in the den, was getting ready to start the … Continue reading

spring ahead

The month of March roared in like a lion and then took a rest. What’s the best reason to lose an hour of sleep on the weekend after a busy week? Moving the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time for longer stretches of sunshine in the days ahead. There’s the first green bud on one of the hydrangea … Continue reading

snap goes asparagus

Nothing signals spring like asparagus. Spring was in the air last weekend. We planned a menu with one of the treats of the season. Sometimes we make asparagus with crumbles of hard-boiled egg, with diced red onion, mellowed in red wine vinegar. We like to dress asparagus in some extra virgin olive oil and a dash … Continue reading

you say potato

 “The star is crooked,” said my little guy. With all the holiday wonder I was trying to create, this is what he focused on? The star on the tree, slightly leaning to the left? School was out and we were getting the house finished for the holiday. I turned to one of my reliable potato dishes. … Continue reading