April in February

As I sit here on my patio today working in the warm sunshine, and watching my oh so very happy to be out of their coop, chickens peck the ground, it’s hard to believe that it is the 18th of February. Today feels much more like an April spring day, than a day in...

Dealing with Grief during the Holidays

  Dealing with grief or feeling sad when everyone expects you to be happy is rough. ┬áThis is a subject pretty near to my heart. I lost my mother just two days before Christmas in 2012. She was 89, had congestive heart failure and had suffered a massive stroke, so...

Ruth’s Gluten-Free Beef Burgundy

Christmas Eve at my house can be pretty hectic. Depending on how ready I am, there can be everything from baking going on to presents being wrapped. I don’t always have time for making a decent meal for dinner and get us out the door to Christmas Eve services,...