In light of the COVID-19 precautions...
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizers that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid close contact with anyone who appears sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
Disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
Talk to your doctor if you develop symptoms.
Stay home if you develop symptoms.
Avoid nonessential travel to areas with active COVID-19 outbreaks.
Visit the website for your local health department for updates.
If you are caring for an older adult:
Know what medications are needed and help them have extra.
Monitor food and medical supplies and have a back-up plan.
Stock up on non-perishable food to reduce shopping trips.
If a loved one is in a care facility, monitor the situation, ask about the residents and know the protocol if there is an outbreak.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
A good thing to keep in your pantry.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
About is the operative word.
I used store-bought unseasoned bread crumbs.
The box didn't say what country they came from.
I would guess Canadian.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Mother Nature has finally realized it's Spring!
Our kitchen has a picture window facing our garage, where we have a grapevine growing up a trellis, then continuing over wires to the window to give us some shade.
You know it. Your neighbours know it.
And every store in town knows it.
So, marketing folks, ever eager to make a buck on anything - especially guilt - have hooked Mother's Day to Gardening. In a way, it's a natural.
Uh, huh. By this they meant they'd packed to overflowing huge planters with annuals, about which they said, and I quote, It's like adding another room to your house.
Hey, what did you expect? They're honking big flowers. They're thirstier than sailors on shore leave. It was your lousy gift, so there you are, hoisting something that weighs as much as a toddler over your head. Oh, and you had just watered it. Dirty water is running down your arm. Happy Mother's Day.
Let's grab a cold one, sit down and think this through.
No problem. Can you say Dollar Store? Just waltz in and buy any flowers you like. Think you have to get the same flowers? Get real. How much do you notice the uniqueness of each potato in a twenty pound sack? The kids bought those flowers by the basket, 25 bucks each, two for 40. They shopped with friends and had a few bucks left for snacks. All they noticed was that the baskets were heavy.
I got a lovely assortment of blue, white and orange flowers for our yard. Mama Robin ignored me as I placed some flowers in a large pot under our chokecherry. She chirped as I inserted some into my kitchen window's flower box.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The next course could be vegetables.
You might even go straight from the pasta to dessert.