Costa Rica #1

Last February, we made our first trip to Costa Rica.¬† We spent most of the time in the interior area on a hacienda bordering Lake Arenal. But we also had some time to explore the Pacific beaches and several wildlife reserves. The above photo was made at Coco Beach or¬†Playas del Coco. It is the…

Matanuska River Valley – Alaska

Here are some photos from our trip this summer through Alaska in a RV. Travel north of Anchorage and head east on the Glenn Highway and you will travel through the Matanuska River Valley. It is a beautiful area with a broad river valley and mountains on both sides. The Glenn Highway connects Palmer near…

New Hampshire in the Fall

One of my favorite areas is the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We spent several days in the Lincoln area at the end of September. It is near the White Mountain National Forest and Franconia Notch State Park. There are lots of hiking trails, waterfalls and other beautiful scenery. Looking forward to returning again next…

Alaska

I have been absent from the blog for awhile – too busy with work, family and chores at home. This summer my husband and I spent almost three weeks traveling around Alaska in a RV. We had visited 25 years ago when we did a stop-over on our way to South Korea. It was as…

Quick Apple Molasses No-Knead Bread

Here is another variation on the no-knead method of bread baking. This uses the “quicker” method when you do not have 12-18 hours for the sponge to sit. The apples and molasses make a dark bread which is good for a breakfast bread or to use as a snack. Quick Apple Molasses No-Knead Bread 1…

Habanero Jelly

We had excess habanero peppers at the end of the gardening season. I always enjoy the taste of pepper jelly spread on a cracker with a little cream cheese so decided to make a hot version of pepper jelly with the habaneros. I used around 20 peppers which makes a hot jelly but you can…

Flittering and Fluttering

Such a great time of the year when the garden is full of bees and butterflies and flowers are in full bloom. I refuse to think of how soon, the leaves will begin to fall, the flowers fade and the insects die or leave. In the meantime enjoy the beauty of summer!