Sicilian-Style Gelato

So for Reasons, I can’t eat high-fat foods like super-premium ice cream, frozen custard, or anything made with too much animal fat or vegetable fat like coconut oil. Gelato was a great discovery since it’s made primarily with milk, but some brands contain a high proportion of cream, which means nope. I thought I could Read More …

Nature red etc etc

I swear I am never getting excited about any baby critters on my property ever again. Current batting average: .000. 0 for 3. First the crows nailed the house finch nest. Then the 5+ monarch butterfly caterpillars that hatched on my common milkweed and that I posted about on the 4th didn’t make it. A Read More …

Monarch Summer

A couple of years ago, I planted some common milkweed seeds in a sheltered area by my deck. Last year, a single plant sprouted, but it only grew to a foot, foot and a half. Didn’t flower. Finally succumbed to the drought. This year, two plants sprouted in the same spot. We had decent rains Read More …