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Easy & Cheap Seed Starting Gardening Tips ((Spring has Sprung))

Several weeks ago, I excitedly ordered my seeds for this year’s garden. Now, the garden isn’t quite ready for planting, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have plenty of gardening work. Many seeds love to get a jump start on the growing season & I am more than happy to help them get ahead. One thing though, I don’t want to spend anymore than absolutely necessary to sprout these seeds.

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Becoming a Pasta Maker ((Napa part 4))

I must say, the idea of a head chef and restaurant owner personally training me in the art and science of pasta making seemed very exciting…until the morning came to be taught. I was nervous — like first day at a new school nervous. I needed my BF to be tagging along, or my hubby – or let’s be honest, even the idea of bringing my 8-year-old was starting to become very appealing. But it was just me. I walked into the restaurant and decided it was time to begin acting like I wasn’t nervous, I slipped on the white chef’s jacket and introduced myself. With my introduction, I quickly deflated any notions he may have had about me. “I know nothing, I have never made pasta – I don’t even have a pasta maker.” I said with a short laugh and a smile.

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