Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day Origins Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Mother’s Day celebrates the importance of motherhood and is celebrated in different ways and at different times throughout many parts of the world. The American holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 in […]

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9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day

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9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Although this is a cooking and gardening blog, today I am writing in support of the 9th Annual World Autism Awareness Day. For the past twelve years, I have worked as a Learning Specialist at Franklin Academy in East Haddam, […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration

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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration March 17th is St. Patricks’s Day.  This day is celebrated by many including both the Irish and non-Irish. What do you think of when you hear Saint Patrick’s Day? For me, it’s green, corned beef, Guinness, and four leaf clovers. But, do […]

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2017 Pi Celebration

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2017 Pi Celebration The 14th of March (3/14) is Pi Day. “What is that?”, you might wonder. The answer you might get may vary depending on who you ask. For example, if you ask a person who fancies math, you might receive an explanation of […]

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Eastern Bluebird Care

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Eastern Bluebird Care One of my favorite sights towards the end of winter is the Eastern bluebird. At my Connecticut home, they always seem to reappear right as the snow drops are breaking ground and starting to bloom. This year proved to be no exception. […]

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March Meal Plan

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March Meal Plan March Meal Plan Each month I create a monthly meal plan (I did miss last month) that contains what will be cooked each day,who is responsible for cooking, and if my husband of I have any evening meetings. It also contains links […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Origins of Valentine’s Day With Valentine’s Day being only a few weeks away, I decided to research its history. Most people know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, and that is a celebration of love and relationships. But, have you ever wondered how this day […]

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Super Bowl 2017 Party

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Super Bowl 2017 Party Are you ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Do you have a team picked out to win? In my mind, even more importantly, what are you serving your guests or taking to the Super Bowl 2017 Party? You don’t have to be […]

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Fat Orange Cat Brew Co

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Fat Orange Cat Brew Co: A Connecticut Gem I was excited and a little baffled when I first heard that a brewery, the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. had opened in East Hampton, Connecticut.  I drive through East Hampton all the time and had never noticed a […]

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January 2017 Dinner Menu

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January 2017 Dinner Menu Ever find yourself wondering what to make for dinner. I often did and have found that my house runs smoother when I plan my meals out well in advance. Too often, my husband and I would get home from work exhausted, […]

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