Month: September 2015

Girlfriends, Gratitude, and Grace

This has been one of those weekends when nothing that should have been accomplished, was actually accomplished while many wonderful things managed to take place. My husband and I, along with a gaggle of friends had the extreme joy of celebrating the wedding of a young couple who are completely and utterly besotted with each

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The Contented Kitchen-What’s Cooking This Fall

Hey all, I haven’t posted any actual food stuff in a while only because back to school has been busy and I haven’t been feeling the love of spending time in the kitchen.  It’s been kind of hot weather wise, and the days long.  I’m certain that by month’s end I will be back into

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Prince Edward County Wines And Discovering New Things, Part Two

It’s time for more stories about our wine tasting adventures. There are few things that I should clarify first.  Namely, we have not been to all of the wineries yet, although we did give it our best shot.  There is probably another 30 or so waiting for our arrival.  You can only do so much. 

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Prince Edward County Wines And Discovering New Things, Part One

I have been waiting all week to find time to share this adventure with you. Something wonderful happened this summer.  My children became old enough to stay home on their own while my husband and I went away for a few nights.  Gloriously alone. To be clear, by “old enough” I mean that one of

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How To Make Ricotta Cheese From Yogurt Whey

I made cheese!  That is ridiculously exciting for me. Many years ago, before children and before insanely busy schedules, and before I got tired of paying for all of the channels on cable, I used to like watching cooking shows.  My favorites included The Two Fat Ladies, they were sooo funny, and the Urban Peasant

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5 Things That Will Help You Survive Back To School and Fall Chaos

Ah September.  Welcome back. I love the slower, easier pace that comes with summer.  The days are longer, the clock seems to slow down and everyone just seems to be able to relax.  Once my kids got to the point where they could be on their own during the day, or even better, get a

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