Phoenix Rising

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My friend aptly used the term phoenix rising when she saw the photo of my rhubarb plant today versus the pile of rubbish just two months earlier. I thought it was a wonderful analogy. Back in February, the pile was honestly a huge eyesore, but instead of pulling up the dead heap of mush, I just ...

My Dad, the carpenter

My potting table is disintegrating. I should have sanded and stained it again after a few years. I want to say that I originally purchased this table from Ikea. This was back in 2009, so my memory is a little fuzzy. I do remember standing in the garage, staining all the pieces before assembling the table. ...

Healthy ice cream

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I am not a huge ice cream eater, but occasionally I do have a craving. I've definitely never considered making my own ice cream, which I thought required an ice cream maker. This would definitely become a dust-collecting, space-wasting gadget for me. But then I came across this video. Tell me this doesn't seem so interesting ...