Category Archives: Food

Thanksgiving Dressing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving gatherings can be different things for different families.  For some of you it’s lovely table settings and festive centerpieces. For my family its about stuffing. Stuffing incredible numbers of dishes onto the serving table in the kitchen where my father’s mother fed her nine … Read More

Southern Zambia Village in the Late Afternoon

Late Afternoon Illumination

Colorful fabrics.  Warm smiles.  Tall grass. If you ever have a chance to spend a day in a southern Zambia village these are a few of the beautiful images that will become etched into your memory. But stick around until the shadows grow long and … Read More


A Gift Remembered

Her face is unknown to me.  Maybe her image is captured in some of the photographs I took that chilly morning.  I don’t know. Her face may not be remembered, but her simple act of faith lives on. Two Sundays, six days separating them, I … Read More

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Another Day of Thanksgiving

  Two years ago-   A Thanksgiving holiday full of uncertainty.   Still reeling from the diagnosis of cancer only days before, we came to the family gathering with  more questions than answers.   We were playing the waiting game that some of you know all too well. Waiting for the oncologist appointment, … Read More

Sugar Cookie Hearts

Sweet Holiday

A few days over thirty years ago my husband carved a special message to me in a heart-shaped stone from the banks of the Krishna river in India.  Many of the things I brought home with me from that trip have disappeared over the years, but … Read More

Coconut Cream Pie

Pie Perfection

Nothing nicer than coming home from a hard day at work to find this:   Which quickly became this: Ahhh…now that’s what coconut cream pie should taste like. Not like the disappointing slice I had at a small cafe where we had dinner with my … Read More


Honeycomb Cake

 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o’clock in the morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates and mugs; and when Rabbit said “Honey or condensed milk with your bread?” he was so excited that he said, “Both,” … Read More

Teacup lessons

Three Lessons from a Tea Cup

A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~A.A. Milne   I’m not an expert on what would comprise a Proper Tea.  I’ve enjoyed  High Tea at the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia, and it was marvelous and … Read More

Cupcakes by Sweet Celebrations

Sweet Celebrations

Every great celebration includes food, and Saturday’s Tree of Mercy Benefit was no exception. The salty goodness of movie popcorn accompanying the film added to the festive feel of the evening. Those who attended the reception beforehand enjoyed delicious h’ordeuvres such as shrimp crostini or … Read More



Maybe the it’s the bit of short fuzzy hair left on my head that is causing peaches to be on my mind these days. Maybe it’s just a coincidence.  In any case I have come to the conclusion there is no better way to get a serving of fruits and … Read More