Night Bird

On top of treetops, gilded leaves sway and swish with the evening breeze.Some days feel tropical while others brisk. These are the fleeting days of summer, where sweet morning bird songs are heard from under the covers and I’ll bother … Continue reading

In the Heart of the Country

Plucky and spirited nearly all the time, baby bear has kept me from going off the deep end. “What’s this?” she asks frequently as her tiny digit points to whatever she is inquiring about.  Her nonchalance to our situation and … Continue reading

A Mediterranean Affair

One of my duties in the nest is to provide adequate sustenance to all my little fledglings. Lately we have been a little more health conscious to maintain our weight for wrestling championships. While I abhor the idea of cutting … Continue reading

Rafting Away

I once read that sea otters are known to hold hands in groups while they sleep to prevent families from losing each other. It doesn’t get more adorable than this! They lovingly wrap themselves in kelp beds while resting as … Continue reading

Welcome to the Jungle

My heart is fickle these days. While I try to drum up business in a new territory, I am left with time to deal with my nest. There are so many projects I would like to accomplish, but woe is … Continue reading

Coloring with Nature

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This year Yiayia’s Easter bread didn’t make it to our nest in its usual edible state. The package arrived a week in advance, however, we weren’t there to happily receive the goods. The day we were able to tear open … Continue reading

Winging it with the Good Stuff

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I like food that is naturally beautiful and that has a bit of history behind it. From the tender care of seeds, to sprouting seedlings and full maturity, from its harvest and directly into the kitchen with the clumps of … Continue reading

A Salty Summer Surprise

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It was the salts at the market this time around that seduced me. How can I resist a touch of fleur de sel on chocolate?  I did a double take at the chocolatier, David Bacco from when I originally knew … Continue reading

A Splash of Local Color

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The one thing I did carve time out for the morning after (The Move) was a trip to the local farmer’s market. Even though turning on the stovetop would have presented a fire hazard, a desperate need to add freshness … Continue reading

And the Lord planted a garden eastward in Eden (Genesis)

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A tale of rich complexity…where and if indeed it existed is not the issue at hand. Why it existed is what’s intriguing and did mankind live happily in this so-called Garden of Eden. Why not experiment for yourself! If you … Continue reading