Thursday, November 16, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else


Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else, where good recipes and great ideas are always on the menu. I'm pleased to share highlights from last week's party.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Slice of Life

Simplifying and minimizing are the key words for 2018, but I'm not waiting for January1st. The last six weeks have been filled with household organizing and purging: I'm bringing order to every cupboard, closet, and drawer. Today, I'm getting the kitchen and pantry ready for heavy duty holiday cooking, and this weekend, I'll focus on the garage, creating zones for garden equipment and bird feeding supplies. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Thanks for stopping by Foodie Friday and Everything Else. 
As the year hurtles to a close, I keep circling around two goals: simplifying, and self-nurturing. The new year will mark a decade of blogging, and already I am reviewing the journey, taking note of lessons learned and focusing on new paths. I'm excited about the possibilities.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lessons from Nature

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of modern life makes it easy to overlook mysteries and magic in my own backyard. But when I bend close to the rock wall, I am amazed by the pluck and perseverance of moss. It is rootless, yet it grows in the most inhospitable places, on rocks and rooftops, impervious to the elements. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

When I wasn't looking, November arrived. It's a feast month, a time to fill our hearts with gratitude, and yet, December always seems to be the boss. Even if we want to savor the last moments of autumn, the 12th month reminds us to sweep away leaves and pumpkins and bring out pine swags and Yule cakes. As the year winds down, I'm thinking about lessons learned and daring to look ahead to 2018. It's good to know that I'm not alone--we inspire and help each other every day.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Notes

"November comes
      And November goes,
      With the last red berries
      And the first white snows.
With night coming early,
      And dawn coming late,
      And ice in the bucket
      And frost by the gate.
The fires burn
      And the kettles sing,
      And earth sinks to rest
      
Until next spring."
-- Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893–1986)