Cleaning Out!

On Saturday, I said I was going to play in the shop. What started out as a “take the top layer of dirt off so I can stand it” turned into a weekend-long, full-blown reorganization of my work bench and storage shelves. (On the plus...

What Herb Are You?

Last week, I had a thought … it didn’t even hurt much. Those of us who work with plants on a regular basis know they have they own personalities. Recognizing this, I asked my Facebook and Twitter peeps the question, “If you were...

Release Day!

:takes big breath: My first fiction book, Stressed! Ogre’s Assistant Book One is out!   If you’re a fan of urban/contemporary fantasy, you may like it. If you’re a secretary or administrative assistant, it’ll make you...

Rain, Rain Go Away

I’ve been saying that since Monday and am now slapping myself upside the head with, “Be careful what you ask for”. I don’t think we’ve seen the sun in two weeks. I know we haven’t seen it this week. As I write...

Nutmeg: A Good and Bad Spice

One of my kids gave me whole nutmegs for Christmas. I am in heaven! It’s one of my favorite spices … if a recipe calls for cinnamon, you can bet your bippy I’m going to add a pinch of nutmeg in there, too. Use it medicinally?...

Sweet Potato Soufflé

I was asked on Facebook to share this recipe and this is easiest. I’d love to take credit but can’t: it’s from my ex-boyfriend’s mother. Ingredients 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (not yams), mashed 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon...

Magic and … Video Games?

The local tourism board posted the following picture on Facebook today and it got me to thinking: Magic is all about Nature. How do the younger generations do magic when they seemingly spend all their free time in front of a video game? How does...

Quiet Country Living?

I decided this morning to take a much-needed mental health day. (One of the perks of being self-employed. I can do it on a minute’s notice.) I thought about going for a walk in the woods but that’s not a good idea this time of year...

Rock Garden Starter Set for Sale

Ever want your very own rock garden? Wish no more! The Herby Lady has put together a set of rock seeds just for you. Rocks are very easy to grow. They require no special soil, will grow in any condition from full shade to full sun and you...

Signs of a Clueless Husband

The conversation last night: Hubby: Boy, whatever you’re cooking on your bench sure smells good! (A few oils & vinegars steeping in sealed jars.) Me: Um … you shouldn’t be smelling anything off my bench. What does it smell...