Tag: autumn

Slow Food and Artisan Recipes and You can, too!

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch   Living seasonally, we can feel the changes more deeply. The peaches are long gone, watermelon season fades, squash arrives in droves and apple season arrives. For months my home and children will be joyfully inundated with granny smith apples. Some apples will

Making Decisions

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. There will be a lot of decisions to make this season. Should I go to this event? Take on this activity? Host this dinner? Take that trip? Mine is the type of personality to get an inspiration and dive in. Because my inclinations were

Fall Decor

I grew eager for the beginning of fall. I decorated early last year as a way to protect myself against the fear of being gone from home. This year has been leisurely, still eager for the end of hot weather, but calm in decorating. Routine decorating both gives me something

Autumn’s Idea

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch School is starting again. Methinks the summers are shorter, but the forecast tells me otherwise. Camps end. Lessons begin. Traffic increases. As I wrote before, this was the first summer in which I experienced the promise of summer, of adventure. Through Scout’s eyes,

Fall decorating 2015

My decorating tastes are expanding, as is my collection. I hope not too much. I was eager to move onto fall decorating this year. We don’t relish summer with it’s 100 degree heat waves in this valley. I miss the autumn of the East coast and Midwest. So as soon

The Un-Thanksgiving Menu

This year, as way to have an intimate family gathering, we decided to do an Un-Thanskgiving Menu on Wednesday evening, taking a twist on the traditionals. Thursday we would be spend with relatives. This could be our chance to be fancy, gourmet, and thankful, because, well, neither of our families

Mental prep for the seasons

About a week ago our 7-month old started waking every 45 minutes. This happened for two nights in a row. The second night we experience two some blessed hour-and-a-half stretches. Soon after her first tooth in the top row came through. It takes a while for me to catch back

Woodland Tea Party-Birthday Party

For my daughter’s fourth birthday party, a milestone in my eyes (goodbye toddlerhood?) I wanted to do something very special for this little girl. Inspired by this crafty and enchanting floral fox birthday party, I decided on a woodland tea party in my parents’ almond orchard. Armed with orange balloons,

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