Ties That Bind

My book is now available on Amazon!Book cover - medium

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Bread Pudding

bread pudding

I don’t like to waste anything, so after I made the Salmon Tartines (see January 20, 2018 post), I had to figure out what to do with the bread crusts. I put them in a container in the fridge for a few days until it came to me. I could cut them up and use them in bread pudding! It’s delicious for breakfast or as a snack anytime. Continue reading “Bread Pudding”


Salmon Tartines

salmon tartines - med

I was inspired to make salmon tartines after watching, “The Last Word,” a movie starring Shirley MacLaine as Harriet Lauler, a retired businesswoman and control freak. Harriet wants to make sure she’s remembered fondly after her death, so she hires a journalist to pen her obituary while she is still living. The only problem is that nobody seems to like Harriet, so she decides to do some good deeds in order to have a glowing obituary. Continue reading “Salmon Tartines”


Irises and More

med Iris painting

This painting of irises by my mom hangs on the wall above the bed where I sleep when I visit her. I like the fact that the room that I stay in doubles as her art studio. It’s comforting to be surrounded by her beautiful creations. Continue reading “Irises and More”


A Bloomin’ Good Time

Mom's backyard 2017

I recently visited my Mom in Maryland and it was just what I needed—a week of peace and quiet. It was so relaxing that I took time to enjoy what was growing in her yard. Continue reading “A Bloomin’ Good Time”


Public Art

Horton Plaza art - large

What a wonderful idea it is to have art out in the open for everyone to see, at no cost. Whether you glance at it as you’re passing by or you stop to study it, art can really enhance your day. Continue reading “Public Art”