The great Christmas tree adventure

Black Friday shopping is just not a holiday tradition I can get in to. The only reason at all that I ever get up before dawn is if I’m headed to the beach. Putting up the Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend is, however, a tradition I can get behind. And so it was that reason,…

Mamma’s cranberry sauce

I mentioned last week how much I love Thanksgiving. I know it has come and gone now, but it is still on my mind. We had a wonderful celebration at my Dad’s house on Thanksgiving with a giant turkey and all the trimmings. With so many bad things happening in the world, it is a…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Truth be told, I like all holidays. Seeing as I love to eat, however, and that’s the primary activity associated with Thanksgiving, it is on the top of the list. I also love watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As far as the food, I love all the…

Favorite cookbooks and holiday eating tips

Isn’t there a saying about we all end up turning into our mothers at some point in time? If not, there should be. I remind myself more of Mamma every day. I remember as a child Mamma spending hours looking at cookbooks. She’d read them cover to cover almost like a novel. I used to…

Sacred creativity

Today’s stones are the stones of protection for the creative spirit. Goldstone (top center) for sunshiney, sparkly creative energy Snowflake Obsidian (right) for energy clearing and protection Lapis lazuli (bottom) the queen stone for power Smoky  Quartz (left) for transmuting negative energy Snakeskin Jasper sphere (center) for releasing what does not serve

A chili round-up

I may have mentioned that I love soup. A friend reminded me this week that in addition to being soup season, it’s also chili season. I personally see soup and chili as two totally separate types of food. Yes, they are similar, but I think chili is just an entity all to itself. Chili is…