Archive for June, 2014

Beginner, Single Crochet Potholder

Beginner, Single Crochet Potholder

I wanted to practice my crocheting by making something useful. So, I picked this potholder as a project to follow my post, Beginner Crochet: Slip Knot, Chaining, Single Crochet. I’m glad I decided to make this potholder. By crocheting the potholder I learned how to make the first and the last stitch in a row of single crochet, how to count the […]

By June 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Apricot Nectar Cake

Apricot Nectar Cake

I have fond memories of my mother serving this cake at outdoor summer gatherings. This cake is perfect for summer. It has a light texture, no heavy frosting, and it’s full of summertime apricot-lemon flavor.   The cake has a very delicate sweetness resulting from the use of apricot nectar. You can find apricot nectar in the juice section or the Hispanic food section […]

By June 23, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
A Summer Solstice Morning Walk

A Summer Solstice Morning Walk

Either Richard or I get up early each morning to take our dog Rain for a walk. Today we decided to enjoy taking a walk  together. We got started just as the sun was rising above the mountains.  We are very fortunate to live near the Tubac Golf Resort. It’s our little Central Park, a true desert oasis.   It […]

By June 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Beginner Crochet: Slip Knot, Chaining, Single Crochet

Beginner Crochet: Slip Knot, Chaining, Single Crochet

A few years ago I taught myself how to crochet by watching YouTube videos. I learned the basic stitches and crocheted a few simple items. However, I stopped before I learned how to read patterns. I really did enjoy crocheting, so I’m going to refresh myself with the basics and then continue on to learn how to read […]

By June 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Summertime, Spicy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Usually, chili is associated with a cold winter day, but Richard and I enjoy this spicy, turkey chili on a “hot” summer day (Here in the Southwest, “hot” means well over one-hundred degrees!). Like most turkey chili, this chili is lighter and lower in calories than a beef chili. However, my spicy chili has a lot more going for it than just the fact that it’s made with turkey. A combination […]

By June 7, 2014 4 Comments Read More →