Do You Tofu?

I do. High protein, low fat, good source of iron and calcium. It takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. What’s not to like? Ok, yes, it is soy. A legume product. Beans. A vegetable. But, it’s good for you, and easy and cooks quickly. What’s not to like? No, don’t give…

Easy Maple Pecan Granola

This recipe is quick, simple and tasty! I love granola for breakfast and usually just eat it out of hand. Sprinkle it on your yogurt or breakfast bowl for light crunch, press it onto the tops of biscuits or cookies before baking, or eat it simply in a bowl with milk.  It’s hearty healthiness will…

Immersed in Doubt

I wrote this post last month after returning from a short vacation and didn’t have the courage to publish it. It was a response to a writing prompt that just happened to express my feelings about an actual incident. It doesn’t really fit with my blog. However, we learn, we grow and sometimes express ourselves…

Peach Tree is Blooming!

I wish everyone a Happy St. Patty’s Day! Though I have not one drop of Irish blood in my body, it’s the spirit that counts, right? I had hoped to be posting pictures of green Lily of the Valley foliage. With our warm temps, they haven’t risen yet. We have had a cold snap this…

Wild Garlic in my Leftovers Soup

Spring is popping up all over here in Georgia! Today’s temp will come close to beating a record at 75 and it really seems like we are 4 weeks ahead of past spring seasons. In the yard, the jonquils are already up and bobbing in the breeze, smiling in two tones of pale yellow. The…

Cardamine Hirsuta ~ Hairy Bittercress

I thought this weed resembled watercress so I did a little research.  It is hairy bittercress, or Cardamine Hirsuta. The name fits it perfectly, as the leaves have little hairs (hirsutus is latin for hairy). It is in the mustard family and is an edible annual herb/weed. I tasted it and find it very similar…

Sweet Potato Bourbon Panettone

If you’re looking for a lower sugar treat for the Holidays, try my version of the classic Italian Christmas bread, Panettone! The addition of sweet potato gets the yeast working quickly so you’ll get great flavor and texture. Chopped apple infused with the juice and zest of orange and a little bourbon gives subtle sour…

Sluggish New Horizon

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is New Horizon and I continue with my theme of “piddling” away my time. Sounds strange to make sluggishness a goal for 2017, but I am a believer in slowing down. Take time to not just smell the roses; to also plant them, watch them grow, pick them, share them,…