Coming Up!

Be on the lookout for the soon-coming announcement of my latest book, “The Caregiver’s Cookbook.”

Why such a book?

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the dilemmas we faced was that my husband, Lloyd, couldn’t boil water without burning it!

I began writing out simple recipes for porridge, bacon and eggs, etc. and labelled the various canisters’ contents. Lloyd tried to follow the recipes, but it soon became evident that the recipes needed to include how-to instructions.

Then it occurred to me:

If Lloyd is helpless in the kitchen, no doubt many others are also who have suddenly been thrust into the role of caregiver – or who are students trying to survive on a limited budget.

Combing through my recipe boxes and cookbooks, I chose recipes old and new that would provide nutritious and inexpensive meals. Tucked in here and there are anecdotes about certain recipes and credits to the friend who shared them with me. Also sprinkled among its 182 pages are inspirational quotes from sages of the past.

A UNIQUE ASPECT OF RECIPES is how they bring back warm memories of the one who shared them with you . . . the one who continues to help you in the kitchen . . . the one who blesses those who put their feet under your table.

Besides a new book, may I encourage you to find out what is coming up in the woods near you. Here is what we found yesterday on our walk with Sparkle – White Dogtooth Violets.

Ah, a Fresh Tube Steak!

“There’s a robin!” called my husband from the living room.

I grabbed my Smartphone and slowly raised it to the picture window.

The site of perky Father Robin filled me with sheer joy—the last Monday of March!

I clicked shot after shot.

I watched as he bent low, listening for the sounds of a fishworm.

Success! He pulled a tube steak up and out!

While Father Robin doesn’t need a cookbook,  maybe you do.

Perhaps your loved one is sick and you need to provide meals but don’t know how to begin.

Maybe you are a student away from home for the first time and you can’t afford restaurant meals.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021, my husband couldn’t boil water without burning it! I began writing out simple recipes for him like porridge, scrambled eggs, etc. Then it occurred to me that other caregivers and students might be as helpless as Lloyd. That was the inspiration for creating “Cookbook for Caregivers & Students.”

Watch for it on Amazon later this spring! How-To instructions are on every line!