Be Still

June 28, 2014


This morning I woke at first light. 
Couldn't wait to get out to the garden.

To me, mornings are the best time to garden.

There is a stillness, a quietness, that only morning owns.

As I walked out to the community garden, the dew clung to my flip-flopped feet,
making it slippery.

It was so early the garden gate was still chained shut, so I sat still and just took in the minutes.

Soon I noticed the hushed buzz of a honey bee on a white lily.

I watched, childlike, as it dilligently worked from one bloom to the next.
The birds sang as the sun rose and I was at peace.

Sometimes we just need to be still.

And in the early morning garden, you can do that.

 

First Tomato Of 2014!

June 26, 2014


The day has finally come. My first vine ripened tomato of 2014 has arrived!

I walked out to the garden this morning to check on how all this rain is treating my plot, and sitting right there, waiting to greet me, was this big fat red beauty.

Honestly, it happened overnight.
When I checked my plot Monday this guy was only orange and still hanging on the vine.

But 12 hours later he was ripe red and sitting on the ground.

I picked him up, snipped a bit of basil, and headed back to the house.
Went over...

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Simple Pleasures

June 11, 2014



One of my favorite parts of being a member of the Rocky River Community Garden is the communal herb garden.

Volunteers plant the herb garden in early spring, and all the gardeners are welcome to take a sprig or two as needed through-out the growing season.

Today, my daughter and I grabbed a sprig of mint and a small stem of chamomile. 

We brought them home, washed the leaves, flower and stem and then poured a bit of boiling water over them.

Immediately the house filled with a sweet comforting sme...

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Sage Advice From A Twice Wed Bride

May 29, 2014


My first wedding was perfect. And a nightmare!
I was asked to guest blog about it for the marriage website www.LaughStaff.com.
Read why my perfect first wedding went horribly, horribly wrong.

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I Love To Garden Because I Love To Eat

May 3, 2014


There are few things more thrilling than growing your own food, harvesting it, and then eating it.

There is sweet reward in all that hard work.

Today, I made soup. My daughter and I headed off to the North Union Farmer's Market this morning and bought fresh Ohio-grown ramps and potatoes.

We brought them home and searched the internet for the perfect recipe.

I found an old Irish potato soup recipe and adapted it just a tad.

Used the potatoes and ramps from the market, then went outside to my herb g...

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Good News Gossip, April 11, 2014

April 18, 2014


The Westlake High School tennis teams put down their racquets and pick up Easter baskets for local foster kids. And for the second year in a row, a Lee Burneson seventh grader will represent Ohio at the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. This and so much more in this week's Good News Gossip!
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Good News Gossip April 7, 2014

April 18, 2014


More proof spring is here! The Crocker Park Farmer's Market is about to head back outside! Get all the details in this week's Good News Gossip column! 
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Good News Gossip March 28, 2014

March 29, 2014


April is almost here! Time to get out of the house and enjoy spring. 
Read some fun suggestions in my latest Sun News column.

Read it here.  
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Good News Gossip Column: March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014


Hot off the press! My latest Good News Gossip column on Cleveland.com.
It will also be published in the West Shore Sun on Thursday, March 20.

Read it here.

Great gossiping with you!



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Getting Fit With CrossFit

March 13, 2014


During my time at Q104 I gained 10 pounds. Yuck.

I blame the hours. Up at 3 a.m. Back to bed at 7:30 p.m. That coupled with a ton of needless stress left me in a constant state of exhaustion. And the weight just piled on.

So when I recently spied the new CrossFit studio while driving down Detroit Road in Rocky River, I decided it was time to get my spreading arse in gear.

Immediately went home and signed-up online for the class that very night. I'm into my second week now and couldn't be happier...
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Blog photos and entries ¬©Katherine Boyd 2014

 

About Me


Katherine Boyd Ah, Cleveland. Wasn't born here, but I chose to move here and stay. For 15 years now, I've called Cleveland home. And every day I find some new yummy tidbit. Some hidden gem. Some reason to rave that Cleveland rocks.