Time to be still

  I took these photos a few weeks ago. Now everything is covered with snow and we’ve left the time of year when the leaves are gone, the light is weak and the world is in shades of gray. I love this in between season […]

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Every time I sit down to write here I come back to the same thing. Most of the time I just want to write about the way that I try to appreciate and be in the good moments, the often fleeting minutes, hours or days […]

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Time and Caring

  Taking care of and nourishing myself often comes in the form of cooking good food and enjoying the process of creating in the kitchen. But, in the winter the weather is harsh, the air is dry, I am usually wearing several layers and I […]

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Lately, Lentils

The new year arrived with no fanfare. Instead we were early to bed and as late as possible to rise. I’m not one for big events on the last evening of December and, in a way, it was relaxing to not think too much about […]

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    After almost a week home from our travels, I am finally starting to feel caught up. At least for today, my mind has stopped swirling with things that need to be done. Some of them have been done and for now, that is […]

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Add Up the Moments

I am always wondering why we measure ourselves by how busy we are and how much we have to do. I wish that instead of What do you do? we asked each other What brings you joy? It sounds cheesy but I imagine my life, […]

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In Between Time

It seems like we have more snow now than we’ve had all winter. We’ve gotten it inch by inch and sometimes, like Tuesday, several inches in a day. Though the blanket of snow is deep in the yard in front of our building, the sun […]

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January Reflections

When I started writing here I hoped that something would catch. I didn’t have a grand plan or strategy to create the perfect blog. My writing here tends to reflect and focus on the moment. I put time and editing into my posts but I […]

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Stillness

Although I know I should get outside everyday, I am pretty sure that if there were ever a few days to hibernate these would be the ones. We’ve had a few days this week when the temperature didn’t rise above zero and I’m not sure […]

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Slowly Returning

January feels like a time for hibernating: hunkering down and conserving warmth. But it also signifies, to me, a new beginning. A time for increased attention to and activity in areas that may have been neglected for a while, or never engaged in at all. […]

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