Where has 2015 gone?
For me, it seems like it just flew by, faster than any other year that I remember! Can you relate?
I’ve decided to stop blogging here at Veggies…and also at my poetry blog: My Poetic Path.
I will continue to post reviews on a regular basis at:
There is just not enough time to get it all done it seems, in spite of usually putting in 17+ hours, most days.
I am always on the go and this coming year I want to focus on the many creative projects I have in the works (or in mind) that I get the most joy and satisfaction from. Blogging as we all know, can take up a lot of time, especially with 3 blogs as I’ve had for many years.
I will also be setting up a new blog at some time in the future, focused on my books and writing pursuits. But for now, it’s time to take a break from most blogging to recharge, regroup and redirect my time and energy.
I wish all my readers the best of everything in 2016.
It’s going to be a wonderful year, I just know it! :-)
Happy New Year
All the Best from Me and Mr. Cheddar
Cheddie and I are busy promoting his new kindle book right now.
Hitting the rink a bit too. ;-)
Will be taking a bit of a break from blogging until the New Year.
We Both Wish You:
A Magical, Memorable Christmas
A Furrrrbulous New Year!! ;-)
Mr. Cheddar is now a published feline! ;-)
Mr. Cheddar and I are very happy to announce the publication of his first ebook:
Mr. Cheddar’s Meowsings!
Kibbles of Wisdom from a Wise and Witty Feline
Here’s the description of what this furrrry new ebook is all about, from the Amazon site:
- advice for the lovelorn (applicable for felines and humans)
- dealing with difficult neighbors (only humans, of course)
- kibble quality control (never, NEVER let it slide)
- disciplining humans (they can be taught, with time and patience)
- litter box humor (snort…)
- napping etiquette (there is a right way to do everything)
- grooming suggestions (gilding the furry)
- aging disgracefully and loving it (heh, if you’ve still got it…)
Happy Reading and Week from:
Me and (published feline) Mr. C!!! ;-)
I noted this new FREE knitting collection of bags and purses, in my inbox today from Knitting Daily.
I just ♥ that basketweave one! :-)
(last one at the end of the top row)
Free to download and they don’t send a lot of junk mail afterwards!
What are you knitting right now?
Happy Knitting and Weekend!
PS: Mr. Cheddar will have a very special announcement to make, in the next few days. :-) Stay tuned!!!
He’s soooo excited and so am I! ;-)
I ♥ BEETS! ;-)
And the simple marinated beet salad (see recipe below) featured in my cookbook:
and is one of my fav ways to prepare and enjoy them. :-)
Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad
A flavorful marinated salad, especially good to make when garden dill and beets are at their peak. Keeps for several days, covered in the refrigerator. A perfect side dish with all kinds of main dishes. Adds a brilliant color contrast on your plate too. Serves 6.
12 medium fresh (preferred) beets: precooked, peeled and cut into thin circles (or use equivalent amount of whole canned beets with no salt added, thoroughly rinsed and drained, then sliced)
1 medium red Bermuda onion, thinly sliced in rings
3 -4 T. chopped fresh dill-weed
Red Wine Marinade:
1/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil
5 T. red wine vinegar
1 teas. Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning
1/2- 1 teas. sea salt
½ teas. freshly-ground black pepper
In a large bowl (that has a secure cover) layer 1/3 of the sliced beets, topped by ½ of the onion rings, then ½ of the dill-weed. Repeat layers, ending with the last 1/3 of the beets on top.
Combine marinade ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Shake container gently to re-distribute marinade evenly before serving, especially if storing for a longer period of time.
Last night, I made this beet salad, along with an orzo salad for supper. It was soooo good. :-)
I also like to serve this with my: German Sauerkraut Feast (click to enjoy that slow cooker recipe).
If you ♥ beets too, you might want to give this one a try! ;-)
Mr. Cheddar is in ♥♥ !!
Awwww…..angel paw purrrrfection! ;-)
Have a sweet week from me and Mr. C
I was thinking…
which pose I could do
for my Selfies…
so I washed myself a little…
and laid myself down again…
to make sure
that I captured everything..
that comes into my mind…
and that’s when the intelligibility…
made his entrance…
and I knew…
how I wanted to do…
by holding my paws together
and show you
my new sketch
that Thomas of OneDrawingDaily.com
made for me yesterday…
He is looking for more models,
so grab your chance ;)
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You don’t have to be a cat
to be purrfect
to make a purrfect selfie…
…it’s all about having fun together :D
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THE BEST HAIR GEL I’VE EVER USED! ;-)
I’ve tried a LOT of hair gels over the years and this product is the best I’ve found to date, mainly due to its first/main ingredient being: organic aloe juice, NOT some unpronounceable chemical, as is usually the case with these types of products.
It also “does the job” with thick, unruly hair like mine.
So many styling products I’ve tried didn’t actually do much, especially the more natural options. But this one from Andalou really tames the frizzies and keeps my hair looking smooth in almost all types of weather. NOTHING really works when it’s super humid! :-(
Reasonably priced, at Amazon I noted this product is currently less than $10. for a 6.8 oz tube.
And a little of this product goes a long way! :-)
If you’ve been looking for a better option for hair gel than the chemically-laden mainstream brands, you might want to give this one a try. I’m glad I did.
From the Amazon product page:
Sunflower & Citrus Styling Gel from Andalou Naturals improves hair vitality from root to tip and allows for controlled styling with extra body, texture and definition.
It works for straight or curly hair, and is color-safe for vibrant hair.
It moisturizes, controls static and shields against humidity, frizz and fly-aways.
Non-GMO, gluten free, no paraben preservatives, sulfates or phthalates.
Vegetarian & cruelty free.
Made in the USA.
Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Sodium Alginate (Algin), Glycine Soja (Soy) Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile), and Pyrus Cydonia (Quince) Extracts*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) and Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extracts*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) and Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Oils*
* Certified Organic
† Fair Trade
… BLACK RIBBED TURTLENECK SWEATER! ;-)
I have been searching (and searching…) online for this elusive item, this past week.
Why is a simple, basic sweater like this so hard to find?
I couldn’t even find the right style in a different color, to include a photo with this post.
So here are my must-haves for the perfect black “turtle“ ;-)
- Fitted, not sloppy looking, with a fitted neck, no cowls.
- Preferably a cotton or other natural blend fabric.
- Ribbed texture throughout.
- Reasonably priced, not over $40.
- True black, not mixed colors, marled…
- Not too thick but not thin either, medium weight.
- Free or reasonable shipping charges.
If you happen to note this kind of pullover sweater online and it is at a site that ships to Canada, please let me know.
I can’t believe I am the only woman searching for a black, ribbed turtleneck right now.
And I can’t believe that I haven’t been able to find what was always considered a winter wardrobe basic, especially here in Canada. :-(
HAPPY SHOPPING AND WEEKEND!
My Holiday Gift Suggestion List for 2015 (all under $20) including links to my reviews.
A must-have DVD collection for the “Hitch” fan on your list!
One of the best books on Reiki I’ve ever read!
My all-time fav gardening book.
Fun and Easy Gardening for even the “green thumb challenged“! ;-)
A Mr. Cheddar Approved Title!
Enlightening and Informative. Recipes Too!
Wonderful Pens! Mine Are Still Going Strong, Years Later! :-)
Beautiful Eco-Friendly Stationary, with a Difference!
Yoga CAN Be For Almost Everyone!
Sooooo relaxing!!! ZZZZZzzzzz…. ;-)
My Go-To Tootsie Polish! It’s Great.
♥Happy Shopping and Holidays♥
Don’t these look delish? ;-)
I’m not gluten-intolerant but I know a LOT of people are.
Happy (Gluten-Free) Cooking! G
Morning! Yesterday I posted about this book that I read recently about wheat and how it has negative side effects if you consume it on a daily basis. So I thought would be great to share these wheat free recipe ideas! You can find all the recipes in my Pinterest “Wheat Free Recipes” folder.