Category Archives: Nutrition and Gardening

Finish Line

Ouch. Last summer, I nearly killed myself trying to keep my pond and goldfish alive. While enjoying a visit from gal pals for a Wine Tour in October, I realized just how much I had put my body t......

What the kale?

This is the time when all of my hard work to prepare for gardening season begins to pay off. This is also the time when the work and making gardening worth it begins. Notice that ‘work’ is at th......

Working things through in our own way

I really slacked off last month during Lupus Awareness Month…in terms of advocacy. I began my community project and this blog as a way to get lupus more into the general population dialogu......

Falling into place

“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.” ~  Irish proverb   I have a tendency to think about things too much. Not to say that I’m thorough or particularly organized. I j......

Drops of Gratitude

I know…I have the best intentions of being here more, but there is always so much work to do.   Now that there is a little rain back in the forecast, that gives me an excuse to take things......

Dinner and a Movie

Today, my usual Sunday routine was off. Normally, my goal is to spend a lot of time in the kitchen prepping for next week’s meals and snacks. Instead, I have been nesting here at home like a mad......

Getting back up on the wagon, one glass at a time

I think I can count the number of times I had soda pop (hey, I like vintage phrases!) in 2012 on one hand.  That is, until December struck and I probably had five a week.  My weakness?  Ginger a......

Picking my Battles and Signing a Truce with the Past

This gardening season has been frustrating, as usual.  At least we have had warmer temps to ripen what little I’ve been able to get on the vines.  Something tells me, however, that my soil is a......

So, a little updating is in order

Now that summer is here and the garden in finally gaining some momentum, I like to dive in to domestic practices like concoctions in jars, experimenting with new recipes and living off the land......

Whatcha’ doing today at 5pm, Oregon and SW Washington?

A quick note about our LFA Pacific NW Chapter’s webinar today~ “Living With Lupus” featuring Philip Moberg, MD out of Seattle.  He will be offering an overview of the disease and its many form......