∴ Removing Obstacles ∴

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Finding the Path to a Simpler, More Mindful Life My feature photo for this post is a representation of the elephant headed Hindu Deity Ganesha or Lord Ganesh. I came across it on Creative Market on the shop of photographer and designer, Kaushal Jangid, was fascinated by it and purchased it without any clear…

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Winter Comfort—Black Eyed Pea Pie

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!A Savory, Family Favorite Recipe It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe. That’s not for lack of cooking. We eat at home most of the time, and cook from scratch a good deal of it, but I’ve been too busy to photograph much, and to tell the truth, I’m a bit ashamed…

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Weekly Feature #28—The Casserole

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Be It Ever So Humble… The Casserole— A dish used both to cook in the oven and to serve. Also the food cooked in the oven and served in the dish…     Originally, the word casserole described the pan (often of pottery) in which food was cooked. In French, the word casserole…

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Wednesday Feature #10—Vintage Shakers

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!In the Limelight I hope everyone had wonderful and happy holidays! It is time to get back to something resembling a schedule after a very busy and eventful December (Who am I fooling? The entire year of 2016 was hectically busy and eventful.). While I am not looking to settle into a boring rut…

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A Taste of Christmas Tradition

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Baking Giant Snickerdoodles Every family has their traditions, the little events and rituals that truly define the Holiday Season for them. Like many others, we have Christmas customs that we repeat nearly every year. While some things change with time and circumstance, others stay blessedly the same, lending us a continuity that may…

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All Shook Up: Vintage Shakers & Vintage Fun

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Still Smiling In the Midst of Packing At least the happy couple in the picture above are… They are among the items I have managed to tuck into place on our Etsy Shop (Sorry:/Sold) virtual shelves. Even as the packing accelerates, the deadline grows nearer, and home activity focus becomes more on the big…

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In the LimeLight! Weekly Feature #2

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Wednesday Weekly Shop Feature   In the LimeLight! Week Two… Welcome to Week #2 of this new feature. Today, we are thrilled to put some of our favorite Vintage finds in the LimeLight— these fun and functional Kitchen Canisters from O Deer Mercantile. Pictured above are three darling hard plastic canisters from the 1960s.…

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Spiced Pear Vodka

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Infusing Vodka with the Flavor of Fall   Back in late August, I allowed as how there was a bumper crop of Sand Pears and listed a few things I had in mind to make with them. Time gets away from me, and though I made some tasty desserts with them, I didn’t get…

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When Life Gives You Tomatoes…

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Make a Tomato Pie! My Mom and Step-Dad returned from their vacation home in Western North Carolina earlier this week, and as is often the case, they returned with goodies from their favorite Dillard, Georgia produce market, Osage Farm. It’s only about a half hour away from their house in NC, so they…

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake

FacebookGoogle+PinterestTwitterLinkedinTumblrRedditStumbleUponThanks For Sharing!Dark & Rich— A Weekend Dessert Spiked with Kahlua Liqueur   When I began this blog a few months ago, I promised cake, among other things. With all the busy activity involved in getting a website up and running, starting an Etsy shop, and just plain being caught up in home, garden and…

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