Baked Sunday Mornings: Digging a homemade granola

The timing for making the Easy Homemade Granola for Baked Sunday Mornings couldn’t have been more perfect. First off, the word “easy,” after weeks of holiday cookie and candy making, made my flour-dusty apron strings untangle. Secondly, after weeks of holiday cookie and candy making, the idea of something more healthful (as . . . → Read More: Baked Sunday Mornings: Digging a homemade granola

Trying out two winter tonics

I like the word “tonic.” It has a reality-based sense of comfort and a tinge of humor for the extent it’s been applied to things that aren’t necessarily…good for you. What it seems to connote most, for me, is something you can make to heal yourself. Whether it’s a hair oil or a skin treatment . . . → Read More: Trying out two winter tonics

Bread of the Month: Rolling out a honey of a biscuit

Ever since I discovered September was National Biscuit Month, I cannot let it go by without trying a new biscuit recipe or honoring a favorite. After all, I never knew a biscuit I didn’t like — some more than others and some haunting me still (did you know that, in the South, they leave . . . → Read More: Bread of the Month: Rolling out a honey of a biscuit

Popcorn and a Movie: Living in a big heart story

I’ve been asked what my favorite movie is. I don’t answer right away. When your favorite movie (or, at least one of the top three) is “Sling Blade,” you hold off telling because people will react in a couple of ways. They will either stare at you as if you are deeply disturbed and/or they . . . → Read More: Popcorn and a Movie: Living in a big heart story

Lifting the senses with lavender

We all know of lavender’s aromatherapeutic and cosmetic advantages. Try pulling yourself away from a lavender-scented candle or just dare yourself to be stressed out when you have the soothing fragrance of lavender on your skin. It’s heavenly. But if you have never tried eating lavender in some form, now’s the time, as culinary lavender . . . → Read More: Lifting the senses with lavender