Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope that this season finds everyone happy and healthy. There is much to be thankful for, this Thanksgiving Day,  and everyday! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Santa is an Early Bird!



Now through Saturday 11/27/2010 - 20% markdown has been taken on all necklaces in my shop http://www.gardenvibe.etsy.com/.  All ship gift ready in a pretty hand sewn 'Seed bag'  made with cheery holiday fabric and Jute drawstring. 



Monday, November 15, 2010

Autumn is a Cherished Time of Year!



Happy Autumn friends! I hope that you are all enjoying yourselves.... I LOVE this time of year...even though I miss the benefit of colorful leaves.... there is still lots of inspiration for me....... just a post with some scenes from my home to yours..... and a few of my Autumn inspired items being posted to my Etsy shop. It has been an absolute joy making my own pendants and beads from clay..... I hope that you are having the same enjoyment with whatever your creative outlet is.....


















  


Friday, November 5, 2010

'Caul'ing on an Old Favorite for Autumn Comfort


Autumn is upon us in the States and so come the chilly days when we look for the comfort of a pot of soup or a casserole. The following is a Rachel Ray recipe that I have adapted to my own liking. I love to take existing recipes and tweak them to what I know we will enjoy. So, with that said, here is a marvelous casserole that lends a fresh approach  to that Autumn comfort meal you are craving.

Cauliflower Casserole 

Over medium heat,  approx. 1/4 cup of Olive Oil and add in 3 finely chopped Garlic cloves. Place a large pot of water on to boil in preparation for cooking 1/2 lb of Penne Pasta.

 
Finely chop a small onion and add to Oil/ Garlic Mixture and cook until the onion becomes tender.
To the Onion/ Garlic mixture, add in finely chopped raw Cauliflower ( I use my judgement on amount- generally I use about 3/4 of a medium Cauliflower), 1-  14 oz. can of low sodium Chicken Broth, 1- 13 oz. can of chunk White Chicken Breast, approx. 3 tablespoons of Rosemary, freshly cracked Black Pepper to taste.  
Cook on medium heat until the Cauliflower becomes tender and absorbs most of the liquid.
When the Cauliflower mixture is tender, add in your cooked Penne Pasta and gently toss to combine. 




Plate and sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy! :)






Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Reality, and Yes, Beauty of Imperfection


I have been doing some reading on this subject lately. And wanted to share some of my thoughts with you. From time to time I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. But I am learning that although we strive to achieve our very best, we sometimes fall short. The reality is, no one among us is perfect and that's okay. It is the very nature of our humanity. Just as nature beautifully exists with all of it's imperfections, so too do we. The idea is to continue to grow as a person and embrace the light and beauty within yourself and others.  

Ring the bells that still can ring,  Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen

Monday, November 1, 2010

Better Days to Come for Shore No Matter the Season


Gosh..... I didn't realize that it has been as long as it has been since my last post. I tend to clam up when I'm feeling down I guess. My Aunt's death took alot of the wind out from under my wings. And a couple of family members ill has made for a crabby me.......
                                                  

Nevertheless, I know that better days will eventually sweep ashore....................................................................









...............................Have to keep faith that all will be well and .....I'll just ride this tide into a lovely Autumn season............. I hope that you are enjoying lovely days, no matter the season you are in.......  


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