powerful…

i don’t have anything to add to this. except a bit of advice… grab your tissues  Read More

it’s all greek to me…

here is the deal.  i am trying to incorporate lots of protein into my diet.  and, sometimes protein isn’t fun.  unless you go GREEK. CHOBANI!!!!   i found a 12 pack of CHOBANI at costco for $12. That is sooooo cheap for this protein packed treat.   if you haven’t already been turned on to greek yogurt, this is your chance.  there are lots of different types and i just happen to like chobani the best.  the reason greek yogurt is better is because it... Read More

what to do with all those tomatoes…

if you have been to a farmers market recently, you know that there are some BEAUTIFUL tomatoes to be eaten.  and, there are LOTS of options for using those tomatoes.  as i make different things, i will share those with you.  for today, i want to share this idea with you. tomato and cucumber salad i bet you have all had this before.  yet, with my heirloom black krim tomatoes…oh my good lord…amazing. one of my fantastic foodie friends makes this at her house and... Read More

inspired and encouraged…

on sunday, july 31st, ,a record was broken.  a big one…the fastest EVER thru-hike of the APPALACHIAN TRAIL…by a man or a woman.  just so happens, though, that a WOMAN broke it.   the following quote is from the charlotte observer article… Averging 46 miles and 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day…Jennifer Pharr Davis, 28, put in 15-18 hour days on the 2,181-mile trail to set an unofficial speed record of 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes when she reached the... Read More

sky blue cafe and tomatoes…

sky blue cafe is a gem in east nashville.  i found it thanks to scoutmob app on my iPhone.  it is nestled on historic fatherland street.  it is PRECIOUS.  i like to frequent it now.  🙂  i KNOW you all are planning on coming to the tomato festival this coming weekend.  that post was so brilliant that you cannot contain yourself and made travel arrangements.  you are welcome 🙂  on your way to the tomato festival, there are lots of places you could go and visit. ... Read More

preparing for the east nashville tomato festival…

the tomato art fest is in 2 weeks and my garden is preparing.  i am going to take my tomatoes and try to talk my lovely and talented friend into making some more bloody mary mix, like she did last year.  she says she can’t recreate it, but i am betting she can come up with something pretty darn good.  if some of you are wondering what the tomato art festival is….let me enlighten you… it is EAST NASHVILLE's time to shine....   there is a whole website... Read More

i don’t know how to thump a watermelon…

so, i wanted to know if my watermelon was ripe.  my friends told me to thump it and then describe what to listen for.  i thumped it and thought it sounded EXACTLY like it should if it was ripe. I WAS WRONG.  isn't it adorable! it is a sugar baby so it is supposed to be small...   soooooo...adorable but not ripe....   i do want to avoid this from happening again, so i asked the GENIUS crew at DELVIN FARMS, and they told me this…   you will know when watermelons... Read More

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