Singing the Blues

With freshly painted hues flanking northern and eastern facing windows, our kitchen sings the blues while most who live here slumber deeply into the inky early morning hours. As we wake one bear at a time and trudge through our … Continue reading

A Leaf Can Be.

A lot can happen in a day around here, a two-hour school delay because of the flakes that accumulated overnight but not dense enough of a blanket to last late afternoon due to rapidly rising temperatures that still warn us … Continue reading

Light, Airy and Remarkable

…flakes drifting from the heavens astounded my little bears just a couple of nights ago. While I was yearning for a wild and beautiful adventure outdoors, I was thinking more of the lines of pathless woods where society would not … Continue reading

Turning Leaves

Narratives are how we make sense of the world and cope with the experiences we encounter…I feel I have heard some doozies lately. I get it we don’t always see the world the same way as we may recall moments … Continue reading

“Blue skies smilin’ at me

Nothing but blue skies, do I see Blue days all of them gone Nothin’ but blue skies from now on” I have been singing this to baby girl lately. It adds an element of playfulness and starts our day with … Continue reading

Put An Egg On It

It was the humble thing to do.Adding a minimal protein to a morning porridge with some sautéed greens or over a few spears of asparagus sprinkled with cheese that melted instantly under the blanket the fried egg provided.It frequently adorned … Continue reading

Por qué no?

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.” LATIN PROVERBRecently we welcomed the arrival of not a … Continue reading

Cardamom & Cashew Clouds

There was a time in my life when I merrily sent off holiday cheer on pen and paper of my own creation. This was before the World Wide Web and way before any little bears came into the picture. While … Continue reading

Everything Changes

when you’re celebrating your birthday in the single digits yet everything remains the same. The day is celebrated with a close-knit group that corral around you and the flickering candles on the decorative cake of your present whim. The party … Continue reading

Shaking Up the Summer

Nothing tantalizes the palate like a summer pineapple oozing with juicy goodness. Sliced, muddled, chopped, blended, stirred or sinking your teeth directly into the soft, fleshy sweetness…this nectar of the gods never fails to disappoint. We’ve been blending it lately … Continue reading