as solid as rock

as solid as rock

And so begins another summer of good old-fashioned quality ‘Hooton family time’. When the girls were little, Ralph and I thought that it was important that our daughters understood the meaning of ‘hard work’ and how many hands could make light work. Ralph … Continue reading

Maple Pudding for Easter Dinner

Maple Pudding for Easter Dinner

Kaitie is coming home for Easter. She will be within biting distance for about 48 hours. When time is that precious, I do not want to be distracted by meal preparation. Mind you, I do want yummy meals so I am pre-planning. I did a test … Continue reading

Fresh Lemon Zest In Syrup

Fresh Lemon Zest In Syrup

I am now ready to put my head through a wall! I tried to move my blog to my own domain but could not sort out the subscription widget. Meaning, during my short change of venue, all of my beloved subscribers were lost … Continue reading

A Perfect Holiday Dessert

A Perfect Holiday Dessert

A couple of weeks ago, my friend, David, invited me to dinner . After several delicious courses of salad and his famous pasta bolognese [ an old family recipe which I have yet to pry out of him ] he pulled out a … Continue reading

Faithful Friends Who Are Dear To Us…

Faithful Friends Who Are Dear To Us…

3000 tiny white lights, 200 feet of green garland, 13 wreaths, one 10 foot Christmas tree, miles of wired ribbon and sinamay, silver and gold beads, precious ornaments, bells, pinecones, candlesticks, votives, heralding angels, nutcracker princes –  I am decorated! … Continue reading