End of Summer Salad

It's been fun. But I guess all good things must come to an end. I need to come to terms with the fact...it's over. So... goodbye lemon goji berry tea in a real mug. Goodbye morning workouts when the sun is above the horizon. Goodbye leisurely walks with my favorite squirrel chasing canine. Goodbye reading a…

What the Heck is It?

Interesting looking, isn't it? I first became acquainted with this unusual little veggie a couple of years ago when it arrived in my CSA box. I had absolutely no idea what it was, and furthermore, I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. So, I sent this text to my friend MT who knows all…

Hello, Summer!

Poetry Anthologies graded. Field trip survived. Report card comments written. File folders emptied. Google Docs organized. Classroom rearranged. Storage closet cleaned. Goodbyes spoken. Coworkers hugged. Summer. Today is my third day of vacation, and although I was anxiously anticipating time to write, I've been procrastinating. I believe it's God's way of allowing me to empathize with my…

Sharks, Dolphins, and Nachos

Probably not seeing the connection, are you? Hold on. Let's start with sharks. You're familiar with them, yes? Aggressive, blood thirsty, dangerous... You see one, you run. Or swim. Fast. In the other direction. Dolphins on the other hand? People pay big bucks to swim with dolphins. Totally different reputation: social, playful, intelligent. People get their picture taken…

Where the Heck are the Zucchini Bread Recipes?

It's late July. Which means it's summertime. Which means it's CSA time. Which in turn means it's zucchini time. Each week, I get A LOT of zucchini in my CSA box. Which is a good thing. You can never get enough zucchini. I really enjoy zucchini. I even like spelling zucchini. Typing it's fun too. Gives…