Top Ten Recipes of 2014

   “I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke As an English teacher, I always tell my students that when we write we make … More Top Ten Recipes of 2014

Vegetable Herbed Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing – Fresh and Versatile

“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.” ― Oprah Winfrey It has been a challenging summer on many levels. Not only has the weather been cool in the U.P. of Michigan, but I have been facing many personal stresses. Unfortunately, I have allowed myself to make excuses and … More Vegetable Herbed Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing – Fresh and Versatile

Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”  ― Percy Bysshe Shelley Even though I try to be the kind of person who views the glass as half full and presses my heart full of optimism, believe me when I say that I am giving winter the evil eye. Yes, I live in the Upper … More Summon Spring Jarred Salads with Asparagus, Strawberries, and Pineapple Vinaigrette