Thursday, September 29, 2005

Garden List for Next Spring

Well the summer is over and my garden didn't quite turn out like I expected. Here is a short list of plants I want to add to my garden next year:
  • Culinary herbs like basil, spearmint, and oregano
  • Tomatoes (this year, I will remember to stake them!)
  • English cucumbers
  • Mache
  • Pansies
  • Petunias
  • Fire and Ice Roses

Monday, September 26, 2005

I am a writer

I am a writer. So, occasionally you may see me post some of my short creative writing pieces. Today is one of those days. Part of "living naturally" is embracing your creative and spiritual side.


It wasn't a perfect morning. She sat huddled over her morning paper, cup of coffee in one hand, dry toast in the other. It hurt too much to do anything else.

She felt an itching underneath her bandages. She wanted so badly to scratch, but she didn't want the wounds to reopen.

Her car was totaled and the bastard didn't even have car insurance.


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Health Articles I've Written

Here are some links to health-related articles I've written:

Home Remedies for Colds and Flu, Dollar Stretcher

Exercise and the Writer, Absolute Write


Apples are in season now. This is the only time of year that I can eat apples. Whenever they come from elsewhere, they don't seem to taste good. Here are some things I like to do with them:
  • homemade apple sauce
  • apple pie!
  • apple crisp
  • sliced and spread with almond or peanut butter
  • sliced and sprinkled with wheat germ
  • sliced and baked with goat cheese

What do you like to do with your apples?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

American Cancer Society

As my husband and I worked our way through our marathon training programs, we realized that we want to train and work for a bigger cause. So, we decided to register with the Charity Runner Program through the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise $750 dollars.

If you are interested in helping out, you can make a donation through the personal charity page at

Thank you all so much for your support!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Fall Issue of Ezine Now Up!

I just wanted to announce that the fall issue of my ezine was just sent out. This issue features an article on "Home Remedies for Colds and Flu" and my Healthy Banana Bread Recipe.

If you aren't a subscriber yet but would like to be, just click on the link to the right of this post to send a blank email to subscribe.

Another gorgous fall day. I have a five mile run planned. How about all of you? How are you guys celebrating the coming season?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Fall is Here

Labor day weekend has come and gone. We traveled to Acadia National Park up near Bar Harbor, ME and were met with some gorgeous weather. On the way back I saw a young maple tree with vibrant, red leaves. Fall is here!

I can't wait to begin baking. Apples, cranberries, squash- these are my favorite harvest treats to cook with. I anticipate my first cranberry pecan loaf, or my first apple pie of the season. This year I resolve to pick my own apples. Mmm. Apple pie baked fresh from the tree. I can't wait to test recipes and perfect and hone my pie-making technique.

Stay tuned. This has been a busy, hot summer. Now that the days are shorter and the nights are cooler there will be plenty of time to write and bake.