Cooking, Gardening, Outdoors

The Buzz About Dandelions

As my diversified lawn continued to diversify, (See Post 8 Lawn Zen.) the hearty dandelions, confident in their lawn citizenship status, ranked higher in population than Creeping Charlie. At least that’s what the latest census poll supported. Their popularity is attributed to timing. Timing is everything! Grumpy Bees Dandelions prevent grumpy bees. Dandelions are one… Continue reading The Buzz About Dandelions

Cooking, Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, humor, Nonsense Chronicles

The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore

Lore, the ancient method of preserving knowledge through oral transfer from generation to generation, has its critics – and I’m one of them. Recently, an alert reader dispelled the popular belief of slothful spuds. Through careful observational research of local tubers, I’ve gathered empirical evidence to support the hypothesis “All taters are not lazy” put… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Lore

Cooking, Gardening, humor

The Nonsense Chronicles: Spying On Tomatoes

Varying from my practice of refrigerating tomatoes, led to interesting late night observations. While surfing the WEB I read an article that tomatoes should never be stored in the frig. Since the Internet advised it, it HAD to be true! So after shopping one evening, I left the beefsteak, on the vine, cherry, and grape… Continue reading The Nonsense Chronicles: Spying On Tomatoes

Gardening, humor, Politics

Sitting Out The Women’s March

I’m a practice-what-you-preach-actions-speak-louder-than-words-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is type. At least I am most of the time. Although I was a placard carrying chanter at last year’s Women’s March in Chicago, I sat out the 2018 event. I could site fears of random violence such as the Las Vegas shooting tragedy, but that’s not what kept me away. I was… Continue reading Sitting Out The Women’s March

Gardening, humor

Don’t Trust Pumpkins!

I warily placed three pumpkins next to my front door within eyeshot. The modifier “warily” denotes my mistrust of this particular vegetable. (I subscribe to the strategy of “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.”)   The seed of my pumpkin mistrust germinated while paging through Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes I owned as a… Continue reading Don’t Trust Pumpkins!