Wednesday, June 8, 2016

E Quasi Arrivato… It's almost here…


Moving day is quickly approaching,  and there is soooo much to do.  Downsizing is going to be good,  yet difficult on so many levels.  Getting rid of tired old things,  and holding on to things that are most loved and/or sentimental.  There will  so much to miss about this home… not to mention the garden and the shed.  Changes… focusing  on the positive aspects of a smaller space,  and smaller garden,  where much less maintenance will be a welcome change.  While trying to detach a bit from all that I do here,  I try to keep my sanity by having fun in the kitchen…Creating delicious things… making and doing things that make me smile…




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Salutando La Mamma Di Jim… Saying Goodbye To Jim's Mom…

Two months after Mom's passing,  the family gathered to say goodbye.  Cate and her family, and Mike and some of his family came down for a weekend of remembrance .  We took Mom to Rosecrans National Cemetery where she would  join Dad.  We gathered around the crypt and shared thoughts and feelings about Mom…Cate wrote,  and read aloud,  a beautiful letter full of wonderful memories.  Amasa, also read his letter ,  which was lovingly written… so heartfelt and touching.  Needless to say,  there wasn't a dry eye amongst us.  After the ceremony,  we came home where I finished preparing dinner.  We all gathered around the table,  ate and shared more memories.  The rest of the weekend included more eating, family time and  a walk on Coronado Beach, where we came across a Sandcastle in honor of the Navy Seal who had recently died in Iraq and was also being honored at Rosecrans National Cemetery while we were celebrating Mom.  


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day…

Feeling so fortunate for having Mom in my life… and my Sisters who are wonderful Moms… and all of the other Moms who are part of my life!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Giardino Primaverile… Springtime Garden…

A special season in the garden…Springtime… the last one in this garden. Where we've spent so much special time sharing meals alfresco with family and friends…  Created with lots of love and work,  it will be so hard to leave behind…
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Una Torta Per Anna… A Cake For Anna…

A citrusy sweet,  ombre,  garden inspired cake for a sweet,  garden-loving sister… done in her favorite color.   


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