Do You See Blueberries in That Muffin?

Memories are funny things…and not all of them good. But that is okay. Every moment leaves an imprint on our lives and, good or bad, those memories are triggered by small things. Like blueberry muffins. Now I realize the blueberry muffins are a strange trigger, but they play a big part in an amazing 2…

Summertime

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…Ella Fitzgerald Today is the first day of summer, and here in Northern Nevada, we can feel it.  100 degrees in the shade and it will only get hotter as the days go by. The heat doesn’t make me really want to bake, but I couldn’t fight the urge to…

It’s All About the Dough

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it…Henry David Thoreau   As you may have noticed, I have been away from my keyboard for a few weeks.  Not because i haven’t had anything to say, but, simply put, life has managed to once again, get in the way of living….

It’s Not Really About the Bananas

I’ve spent the majority of my life working in the healthcare field.  In all honesty, from ages 12-46, I worked in healthcare in some capacity.  Many of those years were spent in long term care homes and critical care units in hospitals; and either way you go, both of those types of jobs comes with…

It’s Pancake Day.

Almost everyone knows about the Mardi Gras celebrations that take place all over the world on Shrove Tuesday.  But the real party on Shrove Tuesday doesn’t take place in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro.  No, as anyone from Southwest Kansas knows, the best celebration on the day before the start of Lent is International Pancake…

Wimpy Kids and Waves

The process of closing Lavender Box, my brick and mortar bakery, and switching back to a cottage bakery has been, in all reality, very smooth; in the practical sense anyway.   I am, however, discovering that my psyche is having a bit more trouble grasping the concept. For one thing, I am not up at…

Inkredible Recipe Page

As anyone who reads this can probably tell, I am very new to the blogosphere. I really am just learning as I go. The best thing to come of starting this blog is that I have rediscovered my love of words.  Writing as always been a way for me to get out of my own…

This Week Ends on a Tired Note

I scroll past the cute, tired puppy and kitten memes every day and, most of the time, just think “how cute”. This week however, these adorable, exhausted little faces really resonated.  Everything’s been so hectic that I haven’t had time to even check in here.   Okay, that’s the last puppy or kitten meme for…

It’s a Seuss Kind of Day

Oh the places I have been.  For a girl born in the Oklahoma  Panhandle and raised in Southwest Kansas, Reno Nevada is a whole different world; and the road I travelled to get here was (to quote The Beatles) long and winding. The wonderful thing about the journey is that I have gotten to share…