Quinoa & Chickpea Salad with Feta & Herbs

As I packed up my youngest son’s room this weekend preparing for his move to Seattle, I found myself lingering on the memories of his childhood. His little model airplane hanging in the corner of his room, school recognition awards line the wall, and a box of Legos remains tucked under his bed. He grew [Read More]

Hiking around Mt. Rainier

There is nothing quite like the mountains. The clean air drawn deep into my lungs filled with the scent of pine brings about a sense of quiet relaxation. Twenty-six years ago my husband and I camped, just the two of us. We camped primitively back then; a small pup tent, sleeping bags and a few [Read More]

Banana-Banana Bread

Ever have one of those days when you just can’t make up your mind? Today was one of those. Maybe my fickleness is due to the fact it is Friday and the majority of my usable cognitive brain cells have already been expended, or perhaps I can blame it on menopause.I changed my blog layout [Read More]

Morning at the Market

Organic Veggies

Our farmer’s market must rank as one of the best in our region. I had my husband drag the camera along this morning so I could share it with you. Everything at the market is personally grown or crafted as I’ve mentioned in past blogs. But it is more than just the food and crafts [Read More]

Three Flew out of the Coo-coo’s Nest

We visited our middle son last week in Tahoe, our youngest son is in Canada for four weeks and next week we’ll head to Seattle to visit our daughter. We’ve become the traveling parents because the chicks have flown the nest. I am amazed how fast the years have come and gone. I remember hearing [Read More]