Oakleaf hydrangea

A Little Bit of Fall in Soddy Daisy | Garden Tuesday

The dogwood trees are starting to show a little fall color.  It seems every day, they get a little more red. The sunflowers are finished. The oakleaf hydrangeas are beautiful! The solomon’s seal turns yellow on the outside edges.  The black-eyed susans are just dark brown puffs. One lone tomato hangs off a tomato plant[Read More...]

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

I got this huge spaghetti squash from my CSA.  So huge, I had to put it in Mr. Sidewalk Shoes beer fridge in the garage.  Which by the way, I’ll have to show you some day.  It is an ancient Hotpoint, probably from the 50’s with a fun aqua blue color scheme going on.  It[Read More...]

Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Creme de Lys Chardonnay | Weekend Wine Reviews #229

Creme de Lys Chardonnay, 2013, California.  Purchased from Riley’s for $11.99.  They say:  rich and cream with hints of vanilla and creme brûlée on the finish.  We say: we agree with everything they say.  Lovely caramel, rich and buttery!  Loved it!  Buy again:  yes! Sharing is fun!

Calico cat sitting on the stairs.

A Little Step Sitting with Coco | Happy Caturday!

Coco loves fall.  It is her season.  She blends in so well with all the leaves, plus she loves chasing them and playing in them.  She is trying not to think about that the weather man said we are going to have another very cold winter.   Sharing is fun!

Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage

Pork Chops with Bacon and Cabbage

I don’t know about you, but I can think of nothing better to accompany pork is more pork.  Apparently Martha agrees with me, because this Pork Chops with Cabbage and Bacon Recipe from One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More is absolutely to die for!!  It wasn’t easy to get[Read More...]

Olde School

Olde School by Selah Janel – A Good, Fun Read!

Olde School  opens up in a diner.  A nice diner, called Trip Trap’s, in an out of the way location in Kingdom City.  Uljah Toothgnasher and Ippick Bonecrusher are waiting for their friend, Paddlehump Stonemonger, to join them. While waiting they chat it up with what every good diner possesses, a sassy waitress named Flora. When[Read More...]

Spinach Pesto

Spinach Pesto

Did you know you can make pesto from just about anything?  Well, not anything, but a lot of things.  Arugula, parsley, red bell peppers, of course basil, and one of my favorites – spinach.  I accidentally discovered spinach pesto one day, while looking for something to put on my homemade pizza.   I’m probably way in[Read More...]

Squirrel on Virgin Mary's head

Woodpeckers and Squirrels for Garden Tuesday

The colors are just beginning to change here and the rest of the garden is at that awkward in between stage, so I thought I show some of the wildlife.  Above is a downy woodpecker (or at least I think it’s a downy).  They love the suet. This is the red headed woodpecker.  We have[Read More...]

Baked Rice with Sausage and Broccoli

Baked Rice with Sausage and Broccoli

Well, guess what we did yesterday?  Turned on the heat!!  This is probably the earliest we have ever turned on the heat!  I know it’s going to warm up again, and we’ll probably have to switch back over to air before it’s all said and done.  I had a photo shoot Saturday morning and it[Read More...]

Ponzi Pinot Gris

Ponzi Pinot Gris | Weekend Wine Reviews #228

Ponzi Pinot Gris, 2011, Williamette Valley, $13.69, Costco.  We say:  Light, pale straw colored.  A little bit of citrus and crisp green apple.  Dry with a slight mineral finish.  Very nice!  Buy again:  yes. You can read more about this and other wines at Ponzi Vineyards Website.   Sharing is fun!