Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette

Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette makes 1 small bottle

juice of two lemons 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 Tablespoon honey scant 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste

In a small measuring […]

Tulip Daydream

Daydream (Darwin Hybrid)

I couldn’t resist these tulips. That gorgeous shade of orange reminds me of a beautiful, dusky summer sunset. Until cut, each flower was a tight, tiny bud. Within minutes of that first cut, each tulip literally blossomed to over triple of each […]

Garden 2016 Update & Bourbon Sidecar

Now, I remember.

It’s easy to forget over a long winter. But, it’s all coming back to me now. If there’s one headache of a garden, it’s the watering system. Something is always breaking. Either we need to buy a new timer here… or a new timer there. […]

Peach Blossom Memories

It’s gorgeous outside.

Lets get out there and enjoy everything nature has to offer!

And, no cocktail says sunshine in a glass quite like the Sidecar. Brunch on our sunny deck begs for this simple little beauty that blends cognac, […]

Our House & Peach Blossoms

Peach Blossoms In Our Back Yard

We’ve enjoyed our house for over 12 years now.

Never Give Up!

This beautifully wild tree sure didn’t.

It’s still fighting!

It’s amazing that this […]

Four Raspberries

Three in the picture, one in my mouth…

I grew these!

So, it took three long years of patience. But, now the raspberry sprouts are really filling in nicely. We’ll be fighting the squirrels and birds for one heaping pint of raspberries. These were a little […]

The Roses Are Gone

We missed most of the full blooming roses this year. But, we were able to enjoy the buds and some of the full flowers. The fragrance was nothing short of heavenly in the back yard.

The alpine strawberries have been sprouting nicely. But, something is eating the tender […]

The First Raspberries

Rasberry blossoms…

…and the first tiny fruit are sprouting.

Will we get a taste? Or, will the squirrels demolish our little baby fruit? We have no idea. But, we’re thrilled to see so many blossoms turn into budding fruit. To […]

Cherry Blossoms

I’m in love with these cherry blossoms.

Cherry Blossom makes 2

3 ounces brandy 3 ounces tart cherry juice tiny splash simple syrup, if desired cherries, to garnish

In a cocktail mixing glass, combine ice, brandy and cherry juice. Taste. Add very tiny splash […]

The First Day of Spring Is Right Around The Corner

Apricot Blossoms

They’re always the first to bloom in our back yard… maybe we need a cherry tree, too.

It’s a fleeting beauty.

Today, half of those petals carpet the floor and new blossoms take their place.