First of the Season Blooms

Well summer is finally here in Northeast Ohio and it hit us like a semi- truck.   Luckily we did have a couple weeks between winter and the 90 degree days we are seeing now, I suppose you could call it spring.     I was able to gather some nice bouquets of our “spring”…

The New Container Garden

Vertical Herb Gardens are the new container garden. Jump on the “green living” train and build your own “edible arrangement”. It’s no secret to anyone I know that I love my job. It is the perfect balance of analytical and creative for me. Sometimes the creative aspect takes a back seat for long periods and…

This week’s thrift report

  I took a vacation day Thursday, and boy oh boy it was fantastic. Not only did I sleep in (yay, the boys cooperated!!!) but also I did a ton of thrifting. A TON! And it was good thrifting. I hit some hot finds. Here are a few highlights. I found this beautiful strand of…

Pasta Making 101

Pasta Making 101 2 cups flour ½ cup water 1 egg Eating fresh, homemade pasta is one of my family’s favorite indulgences, thick, silky noodles with that little bit of bite to them- perfect for sopping up tomato sauce lovingly canned from the Jersey Giant tomatoes grown in our own garden. As far as being…