Morning Walks: Mountain River

Scout and I continue our morning adventures. The weather has been beautifully cool and crisp in the mornings. But the water was still comfortable enough to dip my toes in for a bit. Scout is doing great. I was hoping these walks, far from our usual routine, would take my mind off Bixby. Walking through…

September Grilling: Cantanzaro Chicken and Tuscan Panzanella Salad

Tonight’s menu features the Cantanzaro spice mix. Cantanzaro is a city in Italy.  So there are a lot of herbs this Italian girl recognizes: marjoram, basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano. And garlic, lots of garlic. But the kicker is the lemon and lemon peel. It’s all very fresh for late summer/early fall harvest and great…

A Heart Does Mend

This little guy is doing his best to mend my heart after the sudden loss of Gabe. This morning I walked into the cat room (i.e. the guest room, LOL) and found this in his bowl. He added toys to his meal. This made me laugh and reminded me of my sweet Tuxedo Jake, who…

Sully Setting In

Sully has been here a month and has settled right in. He’s still finding his way with all the animals, but he knows he’s home. Zander misses Gabe terribly, they were best buds, but he’s been kind to the new guy. I suspect they will be friends because Sully is both respectful and playful, two…