Hot cocoa and coffee deliver more than warmth and cozy comfort: they provide powerful antioxidants, give you energy, make you smarter, and put you in a good mood. So drink up!
With food temptations everywhere, how can we enjoy a well-balanced holiday season with healthy comfort food and stress-free family gatherings? Take a deep breath in and… cue the cabbage!Continue reading “Fun, Festive, and In Fine Fettle”
Romanian Cabbage Rolls (Sarmale)
For Romanians, it’s not Christmas without cabbage rolls! So, here is a traditional recipe for you to try this year. Go easy on the servings, as this isn’t necessarily a low-calorie dish… For a really good recipe, also check out Jo’s blog: https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/sarmale/.Continue reading “Cabbage Recipes”
When we started our house search in 2021, we wanted to find a place where we could be outdoors most of the time, hopefully in a drier climate than in Tennessee. We really wanted a good community, with diverse and friendly people who liked to hang out together. Unexpectedly, we found the answer right across the greenway from where we had been renting for a year in Colorado: a brown 70’s house in a peaceful and friendly neighborhood, with access to and a view of the park.Continue reading “Old House, New Home”
Finally, May 1, 2020 arrived and we got back into our house in Knoxville, Tennessee! The excitement was real, even if the house was empty.Continue reading “Our House, But Not Our Home”
We felt a slight jolt of joy and excitement as our RV rolled across the Tennessee state line: we were getting closer to “home,” or at least whatever version of it we remembered from before our trip. To be honest, I was ready to be in a sticks-and-bricks environment after ten months in the RV. As sweet as our home on wheels was, I had missed hosting friends and family, especially at holiday time—of course, thanks to the pandemic, we couldn’t have done much hosting anyway, so not much lost, I guess. I missed the familiar and I looked forward to returning to Knoxville.Continue reading “Coming “Home” to Tennessee”