Month: March 2011

Gardening Season Begins…

and I’m so ready…YAHOO!!! Finally, our weather is becoming “Spring-Like” and I’m just loving my mornings out in the garden. Here’s a few shots of what’s blooming so far: It’s truly unbelievable how quickly the weather has changed. We had 22 out of 25 days of rain in March. I know my yard has enjoyed […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Linguine Casserole

My friend Kathy asked me for a vegan casserole recipe that she could make for “Teacher Appreciation Day” at my Grandson’s school (here niece also goes there and she volunteers there and she knows one of the teachers is vegan). Here’s the recipe I gave her with some added ingredients (in green) I would use […] Read more…

Searching for Calm

Boring. It’s how I feel right now, and I somewhat welcome it. somewhat. It’s a bit calming and my life tends to be a bit chaotic – of my own creation I know (and possibly with a little help from Pops). Every once in a while I decide to address this issue and try to […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Black Bean & Corn Soup

I think finally my taste buds are returning!!Β  maybe it was the cold/flu, maybe it was the antibiotics, but wow, food has just not tasted very good lately! I’m ready to eat and enjoy food again and, this recipe just sounded DELISH! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 medium yellow […] Read more…

The Skinny Scoop

Have you noticed the fun survey box on the right side of my blog? SkinnyScoop is a quick and easy online surveying tool that helps women who want the skinny to get the scoop. It’s fun, so check it out and let me know what you think. Happy Saturday! ~ Lita Read more…

Collector Confession #1

Maybe you do this too, maybe not. Here’s my confession: I collect art supplies. Not on purpose, mind you. My intention is always to create something. A painting, greeting card, collage, scrapbook…something! Somehow, though, time slips away and really, I have to confess, I’m left with a collection of art supplies – a very nice […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Shepards Pie

I’m starting to come around out my fever delirium….finally. AND, tonight (Sunday) I just want something super tasty to eat but super easy to make. I”m missed cooking and “food” this week, so being hungry is a good sign I’m sure. I’m opting for Shepard’s Pie. There are many, many ways to go here, but […] Read more…

Pneumonia

P.N.E.U.M.O.N.I.A. Ugh…it was confirmed after my chest x-ray yesterday. No wonder I’m feeling worse than I can ever remember feeling. Sure, I’ve been sick before. But other than some 24 hour bug, I can’t remember the last time I was “sick” sick like this. I’ve also never had such an incredibly painful cough! The cough […] Read more…

This Winter’s Cold

Meet some of my current “best friends”: This winter’s cold is just taking me for a ride. I cannot remember the last time I was this sick..or sick at all. I’m not writing this to complain. I’m writing to share some of the fabulous remedies that have been shared with me. I’m trying any and […] Read more…

Meatless Monday Review

  While working on re-capping our Hawaiian vacation for you, I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve done a re-cap on vegan food alternatives that I use and love. Since it’s “Meatless Monday”, I thought I’d post one today and also link back to some older posts I’ve done. While I do know […] Read more…

Hawaii Update

Just wanted to put up a quick post to let you all know that we’re having a fabulous time! My laptop stopped responding on day 2, so I’m posting from my iPad. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera attachment, so I’m unable to attach photos to this post. I have been putting some up via […] Read more…

Hawaii – Day 1

I’m limiting myself to posting 10 photos from our first day in Hawaii. Why the limit? Well, because, I want to get out there and take more! Here they are: The day began when our friend Sam came to pick us up to take us on an Island tour. Sam lived here when he was […] Read more…

Plane Food Plan

Yes, we flew to Hawaii today..phew we made it even after all my guilty-feelings and preparations. Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support. I’ll admit it takes me a bit to get motivated to go somewhere, but I’m NEVER sorry once I get there. I can tell this trip will be no different! Since it’s […] Read more…