Poems My Grandmother Taught Me

From My Kitchen Window

I live up on a hill and I
Keep in touch with earth and sky
From my kitchen window.
A panorama for a king
Is mine each day. And everything
Is ever lovely here.
There below me lies the town,
I watch the road veins winding down
Into its very heart.
Up above me, blue or grey,
I watch the sky life every day.
Such sights I see!
The sunset colors all aglow,
The fog, the sleet, the rain and snow
Are fascinating things.
I see the birds in winter flight,
I watch the stars come out at night
And pepper up the sky.
The lights come on down in the town
And glisten like a sparkling gown,
And then it seems
As if both earth and sky are one.
And oh, I think its so much fun
To live up on a hill so I
Can keep in touch with earth and sky
From my kitchen window!

~Dana B. Nelson

From My Kitchen

Now that we are approaching colder seasons, I heartily recommend a warm cup of green tea with the a sweetener of choice and a teaspoon of lemon vinegar…especially right before bed. (I use decaf then.)

It’s very calming and the health benefits are many.

From My Kitchen

Deciding on what to cook during the Dog Days of August is always a challenge. Here’s something that was both easy and cool.

I chopped up some of my supply of spring mix and added it to some cooled, cooked orzo I had prepared. I chopped up three spicy, kosher dill spears and added them along with some freshly ground pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. I threw in some chopped green onion that I had on hand. Then sprinkled some red wine vinegar salad dressing on top. Mixed it all up and put in in the fridge for a few hours. Delish…and great the next day for lunch as well. IMG_2046.jpg