Archive for April, 2014

My friend Sandi took me to see her friend Tony and Nancy’s new restaurant called Nana’s Pizzeria. They’re converting an old bank building in downtown Loretto into a wonderful new restaurant. It’s really starting to take shape. They plan to open it next month. There’s a dining room, bar, upper dining room, outdoor eating area and an art room to […]

Originally posted on Adventures in Alternative Cooking:
We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for the Master Gardener Plant Sale in Lawrenceburg on Saturday. I spoke on cooking with culinary herbs. My brother Eric and his family came to give us support. I’m so thankful to my sister-in-law, Helen who worked with me during my…

I love going on photo shoots. Last Tuesday, my friend Sandi and I were taking photos around Loretto and Lawrenceburg. In particular, we were seeking some native Tennessee plants to photograph for a web site we’re working on. Seasonal white and pink dogwoods and redbuds are in their final stages of blooming here. They are iconic for this […]

Eric decided that today was his Sunday to goof off. Here’s what he built.  

Practical Gifts


My friend laughed when I told her I got my husband a greenhouse hose trolly for our anniversary. I have definitely become more practical since moving here, so it was interesting, after giving him his gift, he said, “I need to give you a water hydrant as your gift.” I said, “Oh! Was I being […]

The days are getting longer here and everything is coming to life. April 10 was our one year wedding anniversary and it just so happens, it turned out to be the perfect sunny day; perfect for working in the garden. Our herb garden has been an evolving project. Last year we removed an existing children’s […]

My sister-in-law invited me to go to the Cheekwood Garden plant sale this weekend. Unfortunately, when we got to the plant sale there were no plants left. Fortunately, that left us time to walk the gardens and have a scrumptious lunch at the Pineapple Room. The Cheekwood Garden is known for their Japanese, herbs, perennials […]