Tag Archive for: Culinary Tips

Top of the Morning April 22


Mellow Monday greetings, friends - I had a ton of fun collecting these for today! Beginning with: 12-12-12 Method for spring/purging cleaning I'm gonna dial it back to a 5-5-5 Method.  Baby steps for me.  Ha SIZE COMPARISON OF LIVING + EXTINCT ANIMALS Holy camoly! Seeing is believing! My personal YIKES take-a-ways were: Manta Stingray -- 15 feet Saltwater Croc - 16 feet King Cobra - 13 feet 11 ADVERTISING SLOGANS I remember one and all. Makes me feel a little older OR I feel like I have a great memory OR the advertising slogans were so great that I still remember them. My favorite take-aways are: "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" "Where's the Beef?" "It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature" "Calgon take me away" I'm thinking the advertisers might want to resurrect these great ads - because we know they're "stickers" - but who am I to suggest such?  Ha WALLPAPER ART INSPIRATION Beautiful ideas. I remember when there was a time in my world that I was a "hater" of wallpaper.  Specifically, when Peter and I bought our home 30+ years ago.  Crazy wallpaper from room-to-room and we stripped all from the walls. But wallpaper and it being art has evolved! Now, downstairs half-bath is wallpapered with art and also upstairs master bedroom (one wall only).  Both beautiful. HOW TO FERTILIZE HANGING BASKETS OF FLOWERS Is absolutely timely!  I'm so gonna follow these tips from the Pros so my pretty hanging baskets will be happy and make me smile throughout the summer and fall. RECIPES
Top of the Morning August 21

5 for FRIDAY | AUGUST 18

Today I will be attending my nephew Jared and his new bride, Clarissa's, wedding!  Whoop!  Whoop! Gonna be a grand celebration from what I understand.  Lots of planning.  Lots of family on both sides.  Food.  Drinks.  Dancing. Laughter.  Perfect in every way.
Wednesday Reader May 10 | The Hornet


Hello All! It's hump-day or mid-week or whatever we individually call it.  It's Wednesday.  And I present the Wednesday Reader. Tracy Beckerman's column on "Sleeping with the Enemy," is so funny to me.  She's gonna be part of the Wednesday line up from here on out.  Welcome Tracy! Hmmm ... my answer to the question - Easy come, Easy go ... still thinking about it.  You? Poppy Seed dressing is stellar.  I make it and keep it in the fridge for whatever strikes "my fancy" in the warmer/hotter months.  Refreshing. Leslie Ellman's Trivia Bits - Pop Quiz and Fascinating Stuff - remains one of my favorites.  Love it.  Hope you do, too. Friday's issue is gonna be cool!  Posting pics and a little story about attending Scarborough Fair Festival with my friend Laurie.  I cannot believe how fun it was and how I've been missing out for all these years! As always, thanks to one and all for sliding by and giving Daymaker Readable Art a read.  Grateful.  My hope is that it gives a chuckle or two and stays with you as you wonder and think about a couple pieces you've read here.
Snow Queen


Hello Hello - How has your week been? Weather?  Random acts of Daymaking either by you or someone else? Pics below: #1 So this giant, I mean giant, tree fell into the yard last September.  An arborist friend told me it probably weighed 20 tons.  Monster, beautiful tree.  We had dubbed it Sleepy Hollow over the years for no specific reason.  Just seemed an appropriate name for such a magnificent piece of nature. My fabulous neighbors Pete and Donna, their daughter, Karen, and Craig, son-in-law, jumped on their fastest white horses (toting chainsaws) and zoomed over here and we all totally cleaned up that fallen tree.  As in all day long!