“My thoughts on what to do now. and other topics.” by Bill Gates
I’ve always admired Bill Gates. His philanthropic work goes without saying and his keen and intelligent observations and opinions on varied topics around the world have been noted by leaders and scientists all over. That’s why for me knowing what Bill Gates is thinking on COVID-19 was very informative. He puts it out there in straight talk – no unnecessary editorials, just plain solid information based on data. If you have questions about the pandemic and are looking for answers backed up with science I encourage you to read this article. The questions are smart and the answers are to the point. Bottom line: Wash your hands, Social distancing & Aggressive testing are the answers.
31 Questions and Answers on COVID-19. My thoughts on what to do now and other topics on Gatesnotes.com
Stay safe, stay healthy, wash you hands, and let’s continue on this social distancing journey together. Sending virtual hugs your way 🤗🤗.
Indulgence Cookies. A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats by Christabel Martin is a darling little cookbook with a delectable selection of cookie recipes. Not too overwhelming, with just the right amount of cookie, bars and biscuit recipes, this cookbook makes a perfect little present for yourself or for anyone who loves to bake with wholesome ingredients. Continue reading Indulgence Cookies. A Fine Selection of Sweet Treats by Christabel Martin
Like beautiful paintings, a few nostalgic stories, and a lot of old fashioned recipes with proceeds from all sales going to benefit a children’s hospital? Then this book is for you. Tastes, Tales and Traditions presented by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital is a wonderfully original and beautiful cookbook that. I picked up when visiting the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, California. for their Spring Garden Tour. Folks, this is one outstanding cookbook. Continue reading Tastes, Tales and Traditions by the Palo Alto Auxiliary For Children Benefiting Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital
Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann is an outstanding cookbook that I love to peruse through over the holidays and over the winter months. I love all the spectacular photography of a warm winter kitchen spilling over with baked goods, candles, and arts and crafts that are not cloyingly over-the top – but rather tastefully understated, yet warm and inviting at the same time. Continue reading Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann
Eat Better Not Less. 100 Healthy and Satisfying Recipes by Nadia Damaso is a cookbook I received as a Christmas present from my daughter Anjali a few months ago. She presented it to me with the caveat that though the majority of the book was vegetarian, it wasn’t hundred percent vegetarian, but she thought I would really like it anyway because it had lots of beautiful pictures (my daughter knows me well 😀). I am such a sucker for pretty photos and gorgeous presentation 😃. Anjali asked me after I opened her present “Don’t you love the cover? Isn’t it so pretty? I know you like books with beautiful photos. This one has lots of pretty pictures and the recipes are healthy too.” I tell you, on a cold December morning opening a present with such beautiful pink and green colors and fresh colourful vegetables, it did bring a smile to my face 😊. Continue reading Eat Better Not Less. 100 Healthy and Satisfying Recipes by Nadia Damaso
It’s spring and around here spring keeps treating us with gorgeous weather (60s, 70,s and even 80s) and then cheats us with cooler temperatures. What this means for the garden is that some flowers have started blooming including a few roses, but not enough flowers are blooming yet for me to leave a few flowers on the bush and cut some to make a nice big springtime bouquet. Continue reading Flowers for the Home: Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs
American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois is a totally unique and interactive museum exclusively focused on American writers. To be honest, this museum was a discovery of Anjali who loves to read. Of all the sites to see in Chicago’s visitors guide, her number one request was this one. Boy are we glad we fulfilled her wish because this was the highlight of our trip to Chicago. Totally uniquely American, educational, fun, and full of American literary knowledge, this museum made us all appreciate the great art of writing. Continue reading American Writers Museum. Chicago, Illinois
Urban Jungle. Living and Styling with Plants by Igod Josifovic & Judith De Graff is a wonderful book on indoor plants. This is a great book for some of us who are looking for creative ways to use plants in our home decor. With the upcoming winter months, what better time to add more greenery and plants in our homes for a natural calm inside our home when it’s too cold to get outside in nature. Continue reading Urban Jungle. Living and Styling with Plants by Igod Josifovic & Judith De Graff
Love flowers? Love nature? Love vibrant colors? Love photography? Then you will love this book. Titled Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by is for those of us who can get lost in the pages of a beautifully photographed book on nature and flowers. Continue reading Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale
Harvest. Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis is a fun, beautiful, inspiring, and informative gardening cookbook I recently bought. I pre-ordered this book and I never pre-order a book. I like to read the reviews and have the book be out for a while to see what people think of it before I get it. But the name of this book got me hooked – Harvest! What a lovely name for a gardening book. Harvest speaks volumes just by the meaning of the word – the feel good images it conjures of fields and farms, of flowers and nature. Continue reading Harvest. Unexpected Projects Using Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner & Alethea Harampolis