Rhonda Fleming Hayes
The six of us sat around the table eating post-Christmas pasta discussing the movie we had just seen; who we wanted to end up with Meryl's character and what she should do with her life, and then my husband reminded us back to reality, "It's a movie". Yeah it's movie, but when you plop down in that plush seat there's an agreement; you will suspend disbelief for two hours or so, long enough at least to be told a story. And if it's good, the disbelief doesn't end at the door.
Lots of things made me smile at the Denver Indoor Farmers Market this weekend. First were the tomatoes. I’ve said goodbye to tomatoes several times over the last few weeks, thinking I’d seen my last fresh local tomato until next summer. I never considered frozen tomatoes. Berry Patch Farms picks ‘em when their the ripest and pops ‘em in the freezer. Brilliant. ...more
Well, I thought I'd heard it all when it comes to fresh garlic.
Scrumptious flavoring component, immune system booster, vampire obstacle, infection fighter, cancer combatant, bad breath creator, cholesterol reducer, etc.
However, this one takes the cake - or the cud.
Garden Update 15
I would say this is the last last Garden 2009 update. I took out the two remaining pepper plants and the much-more-hardy than I had expected pansies. I'm so proud of them, they were beautiful right up until the freeze. I was beginning to think I wasn't going to have to replant in the spring. These were super pansies. A walk through gardens' memory lane. Sigh. They grow up so fast. They went in back in April and I took them out in December. I think that was a pretty good run.
Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime.
The holidays have a way of motivating people to help feed America's hungry.
The feeling of giving - and knowing you're truly enhancing someone's life - is the greatest high you can experience. And the need for help has never been so great, as the recession and tumultuous economic events of 2009 have greatly exacerbated the number of America's hungry. Many experienced unfortunate financial events beyond their control, leading to the present situation.
It’s snowing in Denver. Again. This is not helping my portrayal of this city to friends afar as a place where it does snow, but always warms up and melts soon after. It is helping me stay inside and get our new house organized. And I’m finally cooking meals in the kitchen. Last night I had a Colorado-raised, grass-fed beef burger. With a juicy, red, ripe, perfect, pesticide-free and locally grown tomato from Honeyacre Farm. Thank you Honeyacre. ...more
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