Easter was a big deal when I was a little kid. Grandpa would prepare in advance of the holiday by making the traditional pink horseradish. This is the Polish version of the Paschal bitter herbs and it’s called ćwikła, and even though Grandma made him grate the horseradish in the basement, the fumes would… Read More It’s Easter!
March 19th is the Vernal Equinox this year: Spring is the dawn of the new zodiacal year in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t you just love the word “equinox?” I have to decide each time whether to say it with a short or long “e”. The equinoxes are the two times during the year when the dark of night […]
Have you ever wondered how many animals cats actually kill? That exact question was the topic of the Kittycams UGA study by the University of Georgia, and the results have been published by the National Geographic Society. Karin sent me an infographic explaining and summarizing the results of the study, click the link below to see it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill
Is this exciting, or what? I think this is the first theme change in about twelve years. I decided to try a new theme, new colors, the whole thing! The picture above is the one I chose, in case you are interested. The hard part was getting the sidebar to load correctly since this theme… Read More A New Look!
I noticed the Anna’s hummingbird buzzing around the camellia a couple of days ago but the only flowers we have to offer this early are the crocuses that came up this week. The camellia doesn’t usually bloom for a while yet and the poor thing must be tired of eating gnats, spiders and whatever else he can find… Read More Hummingbird feeders in Winter
I saw this today on Julia Cameron’s Facebook page, and it made me realize how often I don’t really give my self permission to enjoy my leisure time. I either: 1. procrastinate it because I don’t “deserve” a break. 2. multitask it, like combining going out for a coffee plus catching up on some study-reading I need to… Read More Permission
Ecco doggy bark. Yes, I know, it’s not particularly appetizing looking, but the dogs love it. I made this batch with sweetened carob chips because I couldn’t find unsweetened. I made sure to check that they didn’t contain xylitol which is ok for humans but toxic for dogs, according to VetMedicine. This is a forgiving recipe, we… Read More Doggy Bark 2