Recipe of the Month: Parmesan Asparagus

One of the things I love most about this time of year, besides the flowers and the birds and not having to wear a jacket all the time, is that fresh asparagus is actually affordable. When the price drops below $2.00, I start buying two or three bunches at a time and eating it almost […]

Buddy, Buddy and Buddy (Or the story of Three Golden Retrievers)

When I met James, he was the owner of a Golden Retriever named Buddy.  This was a wise old dog, with dark eyes that when he looked at you, it seemed like he had once been a human.  This dog was huge as far as retrievers go, with a wide, flat back perfect for resting […]

Don’t miss the moment

-Don’t miss the magic of the moment by focusing on what’s to come. -No matter how old you get, hug and kiss your Mother every time you greet her. -Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know”

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Do you ever worry that your kids might grow up and spend most of their time making excuses about why they are too busy to visit or to help you when you’re the most in need? Fortunately, there’s a powerful strategy that kills two birds with one stone. It creates kids who’re more likely to […]

Welcome to Holland

I wanted to share with you one of the challenges and blessings we have in our lives.  Our son Noah, whom many of you have met in the café, was born with developmental delays.  It is not something that we talk about very often, we just deal with the issues and love him even more. […]