Tag Archive: summer


In the garden…


One of my favorite places to be is in my garden. And, with Spring coming to an end and Summer time making its way to this Central California hamlet, it is time for be to do some maintenance in my garage, which is where I store all of my garden tools. 

I was perusing Pinterest, again, this morning and found some really creative ways to store larger garden tools, as well as some of the smaller ones. At the moment, I have a stand that holds all of my long handled tools, but I really, really liked the cleaner, more effective way this Pinterest user stores hers…So, I will be implementing her idea very, very soon. This method does not only provide a cleaner “finish” for your storage area, you won’t have to wrestle with those long handled tools as much, which is an irritating problem I face with my current system. 

So, here we are…I hope this idea will make your time in your garden even more special and sweet and that you will create a beautiful refuge to spend summer and maybe, even into Autumn!

 


This morning my older daughter and I were discussing our weekly dates to the farmer’s market. We are planning to find one unique ingredient and create around it during our cooking date. Which will be great fun for us both, as she is a culinary arts major and I just love to cook!

Now, my daughter is soon to be nineteen, but I was thinking about ways that younger Moms (or Dads…;) ) could begin to instill a love of cooking and culinary adventure in their wee little peeps by making everyday recipes fun and creative. As the children begin to learn the basics of cooking, they will, then be able to put their expertise together in later years, while also developing a larger and more versatile palate. AND…they are more likely to eat what “they” cooked, because they cooked it! I thought this is definitely a win/win!

So, here is the idea for this morning…I thought this was so CUTE and brilliant, I might add.  Why did I not think of this? I have decorated countless cakes and cupcakes over the years and this idea still eluded me…but I am glad someone thought of it and is sharing it with the world. 🙂

Happy cooking and enjoying time with the treasures that are truly precious in life…your children!