How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

Mid-July in Oklahoma is the end of tomato gardening for most of us located here in the middle of the United States. The high temperatures during the day and night have limited the tomato plant production and most of the plants were at maximum production mid-month July.  These 2018 tomato plants are now at the … Continue reading How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes

The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

This last week has been full of visitors from out-of-town for the 4th of July holiday.  A good friend of Debra Jane, Lu, and Cate's (me) arrived on the 5th of July to celebrate the summer and to take care of family matters in Oklahoma City later that week.  Her arrival immediately prompted festivities and … Continue reading The R&J Lounge and Supper Club: Review

Health & Beauty: More Skin Care Products

Even if you are at the beach during a sub-tropical storm, Alberto, the beach weather is a good reminder to take care of your skin no matter what the sky implies.  The first day, pre-Alberto, was misleading.  Overcast and clouds in the sky were deceptive to those of us leaning toward ignoring the application of … Continue reading Health & Beauty: More Skin Care Products

Book Review: The Obsession

The Obsession Author: Nora Roberts Publisher: Berkley 2016, ISBN: 978-0-399-17516-9 This book was a delightful surprise summer read.  I picked this book up at the local books store, on sale, in hardback.  I chose to bring this book, as a quick read, on my trip this week to have as a placeholder prior to reading … Continue reading Book Review: The Obsession

Summer Sandwich Options

With summer upon us, I find that cooking a heavy meal is just not my highest priority after work during the weekday.   My go-to summer quick fix is a sandwich and something light on the side.  Here are a few of my favorite summer sandwiches. The cucumber, avocado and cream cheese summer sandwich: First, pop … Continue reading Summer Sandwich Options