Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas

Last year, I posted a picture on my blog of the Hydrangeas that I grew and asked if anyone knew how to preserve them. The...
blueberries

In memory of my friend, Homer

I met him two years ago; he was introduced to me at the farmer's market as “the best blueberry grower around.” He was kind...
Strawberry Jam

Aunt Rosemary

As a young girl, my great Aunt Rosemary was the one woman who I wanted to emulate the most. She had a well-kept home,...
Herbs

Dandelions

The sun is out, and it’s balmy 66 degrees today in Stanfield. I took the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and...
Eating Clean

Whole 30

It happens every year; usually right after Halloween. The colder temperatures make me want to bundle up and eat something sugary and comforting. Unfortunately,...
New Calendar

A brand new calendar holds so much promise

In my hands, I hold a whole new year to plan, dream and set goals for. It is such fun to think that in...
Magic Sacks

Magic Sacks

Several years ago, my first cousin, Andy wanted to have a big Smoky Mountain Christmas party and have all of our family together for...
Russian Spiced Tea

Russian Spiced Tea

The weeks leading up to Christmas were full of anticipation, magic and wonder when I was a child. Evenings were spent making our Christmas list,...
Hickory Nut

Gathering Hickory Nuts

We are lucky to live in the Carolina Piedmont. There is such diversity in the flora and fauna that grow in our region. Our...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Memories

My head is full of wonderful childhood memories of Thanksgiving. My mother or one of my aunts would host the dinner, and we would...

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