Ms. Yearwood is coming to dinner

After draining the tomato cans of their contents for the following recipe, I plop in some sunshine from my sweetie. So maybe she isn’t coming in person, but her Black Bean Lasagna is. From Trisha Yearwood’s  first cookbook.  She has an updated healthier version, which is made with tofu and cashew nuts in place of… Continue reading Ms. Yearwood is coming to dinner


secret garden – no GMO’s

Morning glory vines are the bane of  Mr. Cottage’s existence. Up the flag pole over the studio sign; intertwined through the chimes. Over the rooster. Don’t sit too long Betsy, the weeds will swallow you! Last gardening season was a bummer, in so many ways.  The weather didn’t cooperate and quite frankly early morning or… Continue reading secret garden – no GMO’s

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fly strong

I’ve been waiting for my new year, one word mantra to come to me.  I was afraid I wasn’t going to receive it.  However, as I sat talking with my doctor last week, it hit me. Strength. Strong. 1. The state, property, or quality of being strong. 2. The power to resist attack; impregnability. 3. The power… Continue reading fly strong