Archive for February, 2014

  • cooking with vegetables

    Nigel Slater’s Tender Vegetable Tips

    By on February 28, 2014

    This book is a tome, with over 400 recipes and extensive gardening tips for growing vegetables, it has 624...

  • YNAB and a Total Money Makeover

    By on February 27, 2014

    I couldn’t be more pleased that my husband and I read the above book together and have launched into...

  • Some Humor

    By on February 26, 2014

    I thought you might enjoy these as much as I did...

  • Recipe: Crock-Pot Three Bean Chili with Avocado

    By on February 25, 2014

    Need to feed a crowd when you have very little time in which to do it? This is your...

  • New Poem: Blue Shadows on Snow

    By on February 24, 2014

    Blue shadows look like piecework in an art quilt or thin indigo washes in a watercolor

  • Connecticut flower show

    Hartford Flower Show

    By on February 23, 2014

    My husband has always wanted to go to the Hartford Flower Show so this weekend we went. We...

  • New Oil Pastel: Cup Bearer to a Persian King

    By on February 22, 2014

    I painted this 11" x 14" work in oil pastel. This approach to oil pastel is original, and is...

  • Prayer for Ukraine, pray for the Ukraine

    Please Pray for the Ukraine

    By on February 21, 2014

    Last September, when I sent out a call to pray for Syria on this blog, we were close to...

  • Poems Hide

    By on February 20, 2014

    I’ll tell you a secret: poems hide. In the bottoms of our shoes, they are sleeping. They are the...

  • Bits and clips

    Bits and Clips: February 2014

    By on February 19, 2014

    This once-a-month feature seems to be taking on a life of it’s own, so this time I’ve sorted it...

  • Recipe: Hot & Sweet Tofu

    By on February 18, 2014

  • My New Abstract Painting: Locomotion

    By on February 17, 2014

      This abstract painting titled “Locomotion” explores the idea that we have superimposed manmade speed and noise over the...