Kitchens have intrigued me since my early memory of eating sugar in a cup and making mud pies. To this day I like sweets and digging in the dirt (though not together). It’s no wonder that I have an herb garden handy just outside my cabin kitchen. Come to think of it, however, I do have dirt and sweet combined. I planted a Sweet Maya Stevia in a basket that sets on top of a scale! If a Stevia plant could talk, this one must be telling me that it felt offended at being placed on top of the scale (one of my favorite vintageRead More →

Today is a special day – June 7th! My parents married on June 7, 1943. Dad left for the war less than a month later. He and my mother didn’t see each other for two years. Mother passed in 2008.┬áDad is now 89, and he looks good and is in pretty good health. He becomes frustrated at times because he can’t remember like he used to. But today when I talked to him on the phone I asked him did he know what today is and did he know what yesterday was. Of course, when I mentioned that it’s his and Mother’s anniversary, he rememberedRead More →

Friday was National Doughnut Day in case you didn’t know. Some donut shops gave away a free donut with a purchased beverage. I got my favorite donut with chocolate icing and cream inside. Mmmm, it’s the best! But wait a minute. Is it donut or doughnut? Either. It’s doughnut in the UK. It was doughnut at first in the US, but we changed it to donut. When I was a little girl, my mother would get me up at dawn on Saturdays to go down to our church kitchen. Several ladies gathered there to make Spudnuts. The kitchen was in a wing with a bedroomRead More →