Quick question. Which would you rather receive for Christmas, a gift quickly grabbed off of the shelf from Wal-Mart (or other store) or a homespun gift that represents a lot of thought and love? During these last few weeks before Christmas, we cannot look at a newspaper, the television or even the internet without seeing … More Homespun vs. Wal-Mart
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and loved ones will soon be seated around the table enjoying turkey and dressing, fixings and dessert. This time of the year is traditionally a time when folks stop to give thanks for their many blessings. It is a tradition that is well-worth carrying on and teaching to our younger generation. … More What Are You Thankful For?
Don’t let the sacrifice of our loved ones be forgotten. The United States is still THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH. … More A Heartfelt Thanks!
When my nieces were younger, they used to love to play hide and seek. As a doting aunt, I frequently spent time with them playing their favorite games. To this day, I can vividly remember them saying, “Let’s play seek and find, Aunt Penny.” With Halloween quickly approaching, and the little ghosts and goblins set … More Seek and Find
“Jack Frost was in the garden, I saw him there at dawn. He was dancing round the bushes and prancing on the lawn.” -John P. Smeeton After a cold, crisp October night that heralded temperatures into the upper 30’s, (without frost, so far 🙂 I decided it might be a good time to share tips … More Are You Ready for Winter?
Many, many songs, poems, books, magazine articles, blogs and movies have been written about the power of love. Until you allow this feeling into your life you never really understand what all the fuss is about. Recently, I have been reminded of the importance (and necessity) of doing just that. Love comes in many forms … More The Power of Love
“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth–and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up– that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross As the temperatures start to … More Our Changing Times…
Herbs for Every Season… Did you know that herbs are versatile and can be used throughout the year? With a little preparation and know-how, you and your family can enjoy the wonders of herbs even in the middle of winter. Of course herbs offer great flavor for the dinner table, but these wonderous little plants … More 2017 Fall & Winter Workshop Schedule
Gardeners everywhere are rejoicing this time of the year whenever they head to their gardens. What could be better than vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers (of all varieties) and herbs? Looking at the bounty from my own gardens, I have to pause and give thanks for the blessing of abundance and the flavorful possibilities that await. With … More The Bounty of the Season
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day…” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who have been following my blog or attending workshops (at our herb shop) for any length of time know that I truly believe in the value of … More Food For the Body and Soul