Friday, June 10, 2011


I'm back.

I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging this spring.  I had the misfortune of experiencing a severe car accident in late April.  I was on my way home from work and in the blink of an eye I almost lost my life.

Without dwelling on the details, I'd call this life-changing, to say the least.  The "problems" that I stressed about before the accident are clearly in perspective now.  Health, safety and family come first.

Anyway, all drama aside, I'm still dealing with some injuries, but I am back in the kitchen and I'm returning to my job.  I haven't done much cooking over the past six weeks and I haven't been in the mood to take many photos, but my mom and husband took great care of me.  Now that I'm getting back to normal E and I just made our weekend grocery run and I'm looking forward to cooking on the grill.

I managed to plant my culinary garden back in April.  I wrote about it in this post.

April to Early May:

Today, June 10th:

My garden exploded!

I have a crazy amount of sage... and it's a perennial, so I've had this same plant for 3 years.

Strawberries!  Unfortunately, the goldfinches love them.  Any tips on how to keep them away?

I can't believe my tomatoes are already this big.

Zucchini blossoms... this is my first time growing zucchini.
My plants are flourishing.  My veggies (and fruits) are growing and I am healing.  Life is good.

I can't wait to share some new recipes.  I have a lot of cooking to do now that I'm finished my Ed.D.!  I've never appreciated my life as much as I do now.


  1. So sorry to hear about your accident! But very glad you are ok!

  2. You know I've been thinking of you!! Can't wait to see you in two weeks!!! Glad you are back to blogging!!!

  3. Thank God you are ok! Peace and blessings to you.

  4. So glad that you are back. We missed you.

    Your garden looks lovely and ready to harvest soon!

  5. So glad you're back and safe and recovering well. Missed ya being around in the blog world.

  6. I've been thinking about you lately and wondering where you are. I'm sorry I didn't email you sooner. I'm so glad you're okay and are healing well. I'm sending you a great big virtual hug...

    You're garden is so plentiful. I can't grow a thing, I always forget to water. I have a couple house plants that I've managed to keep's a MIRACLE!


  7. I'm so glad you're feeling better! Summer is an excellent time to take things easy and heal. Hopefully we can all get together before the end of summer. Sad you can't make it to the festival, but I know we'll catch up soon :). BTW, I'm amazed at your garden, consider me jealous!

  8. How did I miss this about the accident?!
    I dont' remember hearing of it on FB. So so sorry to hear it and I apologize that I didn't say anything before...I had no clue! But I'm glad to hear you're ok and recuperating nicely. Now that the summer is hear and you're done with school (yay!), you can take a nice long break :) Perhaps another bloggers meetup??

  9. Thank goodness you are okay. And, what a beautiful garden. So glad you are feeling better. :-)


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