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Passions, Seeds and Updates

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Letters to Great Grandchildren | 0 comments

Passions, Seeds and Updates

Dear Great Grandchildren,

Today, I want to talk about passions or more accurately, finding your passions in life. It is important to follow the things that move you, inspire you, gets your blood pumping and mind churning. Your passions are yours and are individual.  There will be others who may share your passions, but it is entirely up to you what those passions are.  They are what makes you, you.

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Giambotta an Italian Stew {for #SundaySupper with #GalloFamily}

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Recipe, SundaySupper | 31 comments

Giambotta an Italian Stew {for #SundaySupper with #GalloFamily}

Meals have a way of bringing people closer together. There is nothing like a large gathering of family and friends. Enticing smells wafting through the house are a beacon to the kitchen. There may  be someone sneaking a taste or simply wondering when dinner will be ready.  More often than not, the kitchen trespassers stick around for conversation. At my home, the kitchen is definitely the heart of our home. We gather around our small island or lean against a counter while just enjoying being together.

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Verde Sangria #SundaySupper

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Holidays, Recipe, SundaySupper | 24 comments

Verde Sangria #SundaySupper

Verde Sangria?! Yes, the Sangria is Green this week. I mean, can you blame me for going green? It is that time of year. I love the Green for St. Patrick’s Day, but also because it is Spring…or supposed to be. I am starting my seeds indoors now. Hoping for sprouts in the next few days. I can not wait to grow my own herbs, veggies and fruits. This Winter was a long one and I am happy to put it behind me.   In celebration of all things Green, #SundaySupper is sharing a theme of Eat Your Greens… or in my case Drink Your Greens. Sangria is a wine cocktail that has been spiked a bit with an extra spirit or two and mixed with fresh fruits. What can be wrong about that?

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Hipster Chicken Keeping

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Chickens, Family Life | 0 comments

Hipster Chicken Keeping

Hipster or not, I am a backyard chicken keeper.  I love so many things about keeping chickens. I love the lessons learned about taking care of animals, nutrition and where food comes from as well as empathy for animals. Chicken keeping is therapeutic for me. It brings me peace. But, there is work involved and chicken keeping in the winter is not always fun. I have a new post up at Community Chickens titled Snow, Chickens and Hipsters.  This is all about my latest adventure of chicken keeping in the frozen land of Michigan as well as recent opinions on hipster chicken keepers.

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Kicking Off a New Page

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Family Life, Happenings Around The Village, Letters to Great Grandchildren | 3 comments

This is my kick off, my very first “letter”. I have been rolling around this idea in my head for awhile now. My very first blog over on blogger was a little more fun to write. I shared recipes, made crafts, but I also rambled on about different things in my life. I miss that and so the Letters page is born. 

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Blue Cheese Burger Bites {For a Game Day #SundaySupper}

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Recipe, SundaySupper | 41 comments

Blue Cheese Burger Bites {For a Game Day #SundaySupper}

 

Game Day! The big day, the one that all of us die-hard football fans and not so die-hard fans can still come together for a great party and fun commercials. The excitement builds all day long until Kick Off. In my family, this is a big day. Football is something we all enjoy. The food is also a bonus. Who doesn’t love all the appetizers, snacks and finger foods? For all of us adults in the world… who doesn’t love to pair all the goodies with a great wine?

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Preparing my Chickens For Snow and Cold

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Chickens, Happenings Around The Village | 0 comments

Preparing my Chickens For Snow and Cold

Easter Egger

It is snowing up a storm here in Michigan. I have shared an article on what I have done to help my chickens for this snow storm and arctic chill that will be settling down over Michigan. They are tucked in, all snug as can be in their coop. There are extra layers of bedding and some added protein to their diets. I use meal worm for this. Your birds will use more calories staying warm in this weather and so I have adjusted their feed to help them. A heated water dish is also in the coop so that they have access to water. I plan on opening the coop as little as possible to keep the wind exposure to a minimum. For other tips, check out the Community Chickens Article.

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