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Summer Season

Season Fruit with Salt

– Posted in: Food, Summer Season
Food Tips | Season your fruit with salt to enhance its natural flavor!

While we are all aware of the natural sweetness of fruit, some folks do not know that its flavor can be improved upon when you season it with salt.  My husband was one of those people.  He was simply amazed at how much better watermelon tasted with just a pinch of these white morsels!  When… Read More

Feelin’ the Blues

– Posted in: Summer Season
Vintage Glassware | Whitehall Coolers - the Blues

The days of summer are now upon us – with rising temps, and hot humid days for weeks to come.  There are times when you feel the heat will never end.  In order to avoid a total meltdown, one has to envision images and colors that cool their senses and well being. So right now… Read More

OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

– Posted in: Reviews, Summer Season, Tips, Thrills & Tales
Kitchen Tools | OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter

With the short cherry season upon us, I thought it would be prudent to write about the OXO Good Grips Cherry Pitter.  It is a neat little tool that will make your life in the kitchen so much easier, especially when it comes to pitting cherries or olives.  Put simply, this gadget really works … and is truly… Read More

Sloggers Gardening Shoes

– Posted in: Gardening, Reviews, Summer Season
Sloggers Gardening Shoes | Comfort, style, and anything but boring!

Sloggers – perhaps one of the smartest and most stylish gardening shoes that is on the market today.  With a slip-on style and a variety of color and pattern choices to choose from, they give you non-stop traction and a feeling of anything but boring! Here in Tampa we are known for our thunderstorms, and when the weather turns… Read More

Diamond Frost Plant

– Posted in: Gardening, Summer Season
Garden | Diamond Frost Plant

Here in Florida, there is always something to do in the garden. Something to do, or something new to discover.  It was this year that I discovered a great new plant, and then later realized that I needed to do something else in the garden … and that was to transplant my new plant from its… Read More

How to Dry Herbs with a Wooden Hanger

– Posted in: Gardening, Summer Season
How to Dry Herbs with a Hanger | Great use of an old wooden hanger, and drying herbs has never been easier!

Does anyone remember the old wooden hangers of yesteryear?  They were well-built, and primarily made for hanging pants and skirts.  In today’s world, they make a great tool for drying herbs – with little fuss.  This method of drying is extremely easy!  It is not nearly as labor intensive as my old way – which usually required standing on a small ladder and neatly tying… Read More