The NJ Department of Agriculture’s website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood markets by county. For the last two summers, I found myself referring to that list frequently to find a convenient market for a last-minute produce run. This season, I realized a visual representation would be more helpful to me, and on the off […]Read More: Jersey Fresh for the Summer
Month: May 2009
I don’t think I will ever tire of waking this way – open windows, sun streaming in, birds chirping. It’s a late spring / early summer Saturday morning pleasure, and it goes well with a cup of tea, an engaging book, and a few hours of unscheduled bliss. I had thought I might spend my […]Read More: Spring-Summer Saturdays
Attack of the drooling zombies
It’s been a full few days. Eamonn and I baked bread yesterday – a delicious loaf from the bread machine cookbook I could not live without, called Maple Buttermilk Bread. I wish that I had altered the recipe in some way so that I could freely share it with you, but I did not. It […]Read More: Attack of the drooling zombies
Has it really come to this?
I thought that being self-employed meant never having to wake up to a note like this. My boss is such a slave driver. Don’t tell her, but I goofed off for a good 1/2-hour before I got down to business this morning. Shhhh!Read More: Has it really come to this?
The book pile, volume one
Every year in May I go a little bit book crazy. I think, maybe, after several years of receiving birthday cards with Barnes & Noble gift cards tucked inside, I’ve become conditioned to mine my wish list for some creative reading, as my special day approaches. I spend much of May mentally spending any birthday […]Read More: The book pile, volume one
After spending Sunday nursing my congested head, I decided Monday would be all about the simple things that make me happy: Breakfast in bed, with a good book. Using the summer napkins for the first time this year. A gentle breeze blowing in the window during a warm shower. Plenty of back yard privacy. Perfect […]Read More: Simple joys
Someday, when I am feeling less congested, I will make myself a dainty little stack of handkerchiefs, decorated with pretty floral patterns, and keep them in my nightstand. For now, though, the box of Kleenex can see me through the remainder of these sneezy times.Read More: Someday…
In my mind, I may still be at the beach
Turquoise sky, periwinkle ocean, golden sand… it seems I brought a little bit of the Jersey shore home with me last week, and finally let it escape through my fingers. This is how I spent my Saturday: breakfasting, mixing clay colors, layering the colors in just the right order, arranging the textures to mimic the […]Read More: In my mind, I may still be at the beach
So, I turned 38 today. I decided to give myself a gift, and as such, I spent the better part of last night and this morning making myself a pendant necklace. The tile features an organic design with bits of metal leaf, touches of sparkle, and hints of translucency throughout. I sanded it and polished […]Read More: Birthday baubles
And then the sun came out
In a lot of ways, our 4-day getaway was a study in irony. There was the weather, for one thing: a day of fog, followed by a day of cold rain, followed by a day of cold sun, and culminating in a single, lovely 68-degree sunny day right when we were ready to check out. […]Read More: And then the sun came out