Red Wine – I’d be lost with out it! My first experience with Chilean wine was back around 1995, when my children’s nanny — a wonderful Chilean woman — brought me a bottle. I’m thinking, Chile? … how good can this wine be? I will be the first to say, this “pseudo wine snob,” was [...]
April 22 – Earth Day. Hmmm? An important day for sure to create and increase awareness … to assure respect and love for Mother Earth continues from one generation to the next. I just don’t want Earth Day to become another Veterans Day, Mother’s Day or What-have-you DAY; a day we set aside once a year to remind folks of what’s [...]
My parents emigrated from Europe in 1957. After 5 brief years in Brooklyn, NY, they bought the house in which I grew up. It’s the first house at the top of a dead-end street with a yard much bigger than the others in the neighborhood. Mom still lives there. We’d play with all the neighborhood kids [...]
This is our first spring in the new home. It is thrilling to see the hundreds of tulips poking through the snow dust. The previous owner has some nice flower beds and a herb bed, but no vegetable garden. My husband and I uncharacteristically decided to try and keep it somewhat simple, and plant our [...]
In New Jersey, we had thousands of trees ripped out of the ground by their roots, others simply snapping by the force of the storms. Like most of my neighbors, I was not spared, losing 2 beautiful, healthy, tall black walnut trees. Okay, so some of the wood ended up as firewood but black walnut is beautiful hard wood. I am so sorry to see it go up in flames.