Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins (Recipe)

Canned pumpkin is on sale, which means that we buy it, which means I bake with it. That works out for me, because cinnamon/ginger/pumpkin is quite possibly my favourite flavour after chocolate. The secret is, don't skimp out and buy cheap pumpkin, make sure you get something that clearly smells and looks like an obscenely-orange…

Dusk (Cricket Lullaby)

Moving right along with my Poems of the Day, I have made it to Dusk! As Anne says in Windy Poplars, "Isn't 'dusk' a lovely word? I like it better than twilight. It sounds so velvety and shadowy and... and... dusky." I've been fairly proud of the past poems in this series, but let me…

Sunset (Song)

Hello again, and I'm back sooner than I expected to bring the next installment of the Poems for the Day series. Moving along after Sunrise, Morning, and Noon, we come to Sunset! Eagle-eyed readers may notice that I'm skipping Evening, which I originally planned to do. This is because I'll be sharing a Dusk poem,…

Orange Cookie Recipe (with icing!)

I've been gone, but now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I'm back. I'm taking a break from the Poem of the Day series to bring this recipe! (Cookie breaks are always valid, right? Of course right) Anyway, enough chit chat; let's get down to business. Sadly I didn't get good pictures of the cookies before they were…

Noon (Word Sketches)

Hello, everyone! Dawn, Morning, and now Noon are crossed off, so that leaves us looking forward to Evening, Sunset, Dusk, and finally Midnight! If you want a similar Noon-like poem, there is this! Also, I may be switching website hosts soon, if I can figure out Squarespace (because honestly WordPress is kind of a headache).…

Morning (Sonnet)

As stated in my last post, I'm starting a new series of poems about various times of the day. Now that Sunrise is complete, here is Morning. Next is Noon, Evening, Sunset, Dusk, then Midnight. Previously, I've shared poems written about waking up (or, more correctly, sleeping in) and forgetting a dream, but this sonnet is strictly about the…

Sunrise (Verse)

As someone who is very excited for fall and the continuing wheel of seasons, I thought a good idea would be to have a new series of poems about various times of the day. If I can, the plan is to have a piece on each of the following times: Sunrise (featured here), Morning, Noon,…

Sweet Hummus Recipe

When the Greeks wrote about ambrosia in their myths, they were probably thinking about garlicky hummus and pita. There are many hummus recipes, emphasizing different flavours and textures, so in my opinion, while sweet hummus is not common, it's still valid. This stuff ends up tasting like chocolate chip cookie dough with a peanut-butter flavour,…

Daily Thought

Over the last couple weeks, I started a habit of writing one line in a small journal every night. The line is usually something I was thinking about several times during the day, but occasionally it's just a random idea or question that popped into my head while I was trying to think of something…

I Welcome the Rain (Poetry)

At my house, at least, we've been blessed with a lot of rain lately. Being inside led me to clean my room, which made me find an old poetry notebook ("old" meaning it's from 2016-2017, so practically ancient). Inside were two poems expressing love for rain, so I thought it would be timely to officially…