Real Food

Even with Valentine’s Day over for another year, February is still a great time to discuss love, relationships and sugar. Each morning before the kids get up, Joan and I set aside time for coffee and Bible study. We both sit at the kitchen counter and if something pops up we want to discuss, we […]

Things You Don’t Remember from High School Geography Class! Madagascar!

It’s time again for our monthly segment – Things You Don’t Remember from High School Geography Class! Or, use the simple acronym, TYDRFHSGC! (Need to work on that…) Our region today is Madagascar! I didn’t choose this country simply because I love the Disney films – but, I really do! – one of the key […]

Post-Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not a big day for us. Joan is very clear about what she wants on this day – chocolate. Lots of chocolate! And, I accommodate that request, not just because I love her, but because I benefit from having chocolate in the house, too! But, what I despise are the Valentine’s Day […]

Cupid and the Ad Men

Aphrodisiacs. It’s difficult to write about these things without accidentally, or purposefully, diving into the carnal side of romance, more so during the Valentine’s Day advertising sprees! Daily, I hear radio ads for pajama-grams, sexy lingerie, chocolate-dipped fruits to “put her in the mood” and now that I’m paying attention to all of it, a […]

Love Potions

Our slogan says why we truly believe in essential oils, “Ageless healing oils for a modern world.” Essential oils have stood the test of time. Yet, I love modern conveniences! I enjoy the romantic notion of saddling up a horse to go to work on beautiful spring days, but I appreciate even more the joy […]