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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Early Herbs – Suburban Garden

Gardening is my fun outdoor activity.  My garden is too small to be sustainable, but we do enjoy the homegrown veggies, herbs and berries.

Right now my perennial plants came back to life and are loving the sun and warm weather.

Stuffed Peppers with Rice and Ham

This recipe resulted from complying with the coronavirus lockdown, having limited ingredients on hand, and being creative with using up my leftover Easter Ham.

It’s a very simple recipe, but the outcome is refreshing and delicious.  Having ham sandwiches, ham and eggs, Chef’s salad with eggs and ham, cubed ham with gravy over mashed potatoes, finally called for a new recipe.

Not to mention that I am being very careful not to waste any of the food I purchase these days, since I shop once every 3 weeks at a car-side pickup, just to stay away from crowded places and to help the grocery store employees and others to stay safe and healthy.

Coronavirus – Cover Your Faces In Public Places

None of us would have ever imagined in our wildest dreams, the velocity of the coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately it is real, it here and everywhere, and we are dealing with it the best we know how.
While sewing these masks and dealing with the stress of our son’s illness, I was thinking about the purpose of my masks, which inspired me to compose a short poem and to share it with all of you today.  

Ukrainian Easter Basket – Beautiful Tradition

Easter is such a beautiful holiday, but here in the US, it does not get even close to the vast recognition that Christmas is showered with.

My family and I feel very lucky to be familiar with, and able to practice the Ukrainian Easter traditions. Besides the 40 days of the Great Lent, and the different church services from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, there is the traditional Easter Basket Blessing,which takes place at the church on Holy Saturday, or right after the Sunrise Easter Sunday Liturgy, in other parishes.