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  • Biltmore Conservatory and Gardens
    Garden

    Winter Conservatory Tour Biltmore Estate

    In the cold silence of winter, when we feel isolated from one another and arthritis pain and depression are pulling you down, there is still a way to become enveloped in…

  • Grain Free Cooking Oil Sunflower Olive Coconut
    Food

    Cooking Oil for a Grain Free Diet

    I’m sitting in a restaurant – it could be any of the dozens of restaurants I’ve traveled to around the country – and ask what oil is used in the salad…

  • Garden

    American Horticultural Society Inspires Gardening

    Last summer I was privileged to have an exciting #takeadaynow garden visit in Washington D.C. – part of this trip included visiting the American Horticultural Society‘s headquarters at River Farm in…

  • Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free Flour Grind
    Food

    What is in Our Grain and Bread

    On a trip to Oregon’s Mount Hood Territory last season I was excited to learn from the PR team at Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs that I’d essentially won the organic/gmo-free…

  • Shirley Bovshow Door Desk on phone
    Life Wellness

    Office Desk Hack

    When I visited Shirley Bovshow this season, I loved going to her garden-themed office and teaching facility near Los Angeles, California where she teaches classes and goes about all her planning…

  • Refrigiwear winter coat
    Wellness

    RefrigiWear Winter Coat Product Review

    One of the immensely huge challenges of my osteoarthritis is winter. Cold weather kicks my osteo so hard that I can end up cramped and limping. My neck, in particular, suffers…

  • Garden Clogs Digging a Weed
    Garden

    Garden Clogs – A Review

    I’m a huge fan of rain boots in the garden, but garden clogs have an advantage over the boots of being quicker and easier in my opinion. I like to slip…

  • Bacon Wrapped Scallops at Biltmore Estate
    Food

    Honey Bacon Wrapped Scallop Recipe

    Honey Bacon Wrapped Scallops   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 40 mins   Delicious bacon wrapped scallops great alone as an appetizer or as a…

  • Wine bottle French Potager Garden
    Garden

    Recycle an Iron Arbor

    **This arbor story is a recycled post from 2010. I recently had a reader ask me to post it again — here it is my friends — RECYCLE, REUSE, REPOST!** My…

  • Southside Cocktail Charles Joly
    Food

    Mint Muddle Southside Cocktail

    Muddling herbs is truly the secret for adding freshness to your cooking or cocktails. A muddler is a tool you use in bartending to smush herbs and other ingredients together. I’ve…

  • Homemade Hot Sauce Kit in Bottles
    Food

    Holiday Gift Idea Homemade Hot Sauce Kit

    There is something wonderful about making a gift for our friends and loved ones. About taking the time to do a nurturing act with your hands that connects your hands to…