Unbelievably Delicious and Truly Magical

Dear Reader,As always, you’ll need a cup of coffee or tea and a mindful moment to accompany you as you read my semi-weekly letter.  mind-ful-ness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.  What a week of brutal Ohio weather we had recently. Snow covered ice and zero degree temperatures. It’s…

The Gift of Time

It had been a long time since we had made cookies together…

Sorry Mrs. Ellis, I Never Did!

Sherry’s Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Dear Reader,As always, you’ll need a cup of coffee or tea and a mindful moment to accompany you as you read my weekly letter.  mind-ful-ness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment.  Here at the farm, this past week, we hosted our farmhouse Appreciation Dinner…

Have You Ever Made This Old Fashioned Hybrid Cookie?

As a young farmgirl, I started learning my way around the kitchen early on.  When it came time to start making recipes in the farmhouse kitchen of my youth, I actually liked it.  Cookies and cakes were my specialties.  A number of years back, my husband brought home some cookies from work one evening that…

A Farmhouse Ritual: Its More Than Just Making Pancakes

It’s more than just making pancakes as you will see. This week on the farm here in Ohio,  the weather was marvelous: A record breaking heatwave for February.   Monday being a school holiday, Avah, our almost nine-year-old granddaughter came to the farm to spend the day with us. Long ago when she first started coming as…

Resurrecting a Favorite

My daughter saw this post and prepared the Easter ham dinner for modern times.  This time of year everything is being resurrected here on  the farm. The grass. The trees. The lilies.  My red tulips, finally   brave enough to bloom, and best of all,  the  lilac in full bloom.   I love the fragrance of…