Perfect Stuffing Recipe for your Thanksgiving Table

When I think of the perfect stuffing recipe for a Thanksgiving turkey my Uncle Johnny’s sausage and thyme recipe immediately comes to mind. We grew up in Brooklyn, so every Thanksgiving my Uncle would travel from Poughkeepsie, New York on a train to our home in Brooklyn. When he arrived he would have a giant brown bag filled with the following: 2 packages of Jimmy …

November Awakens Nostalga

       You are cordially invited to reminisce!  Let’s indulge in the enjoyable recollection of past events and allow the sentimental longing for yesterday a space at the table.  November, with Thanksgiving in the lead role seems a perfect time to allow  thoughts to meander as aimlessly as falling autumn leaves.  Let your world slow down, keep pace with the setting amber sun as it sinks …

All American Apple Pie Recipe

It’s time for the all American Apple Pie Recipe to be shared with all our friends. Hopefully you have had time to go apple picking, but if not no worries just visit your local fruit market and gather up some of your favorite apples, tart seem to work the best. I’m sure you have your favorite recipe, maybe it was handed down from your Mom …

We all need to take time to Relax

  In a vintage 70’s commercial for Calgon bath and beauty products a woman wearing a fluffy pink robe is seen in a chaotic home scenario. As the phone is ringing, children are fighting and the dog is barking, she utters the slogan “Calgon take me away”….The next scene shows her relaxing in a bath in a quiet solitude. She recognized her limit. Some stress …

Seasons of a woman’s life

A woman’s life reflects the seasons Of our Earth beyond all reasons A life divided as four acre plots In the garden of time she draws her lots   In the Spring of youth she learns to sing And creates life aided by her angels wings In Spring she plants a garden fair And love and life are everywhere   Summers beauty and the future …

A June Bride

A June Bride “Oh, they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life; and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife.” This line from the 1954 musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” reinforces the tradition of being a “June Bride.”  June nuptials are practical in that the season of summer is ideal for beautiful outdoor ceremonies …

The Sentimental Gardener

She walks through her gardens at dawn and admires the beauty that hard work and many calloused hands have lovingly cultivated. In her imagination for several seasons now she has laboriously mapped out each garden zone in dedication to a loved one or special family dear to her heart. At the entry of each of the outdoor rooms she pauses in reflective grace.  On this …