While pursuing my degree I consistently dealt with the impostor syndrome that I developed at the young age of 12 (another story for another time). This was especially evident in my art and art history classes. I felt so unworthy of being in art museums and galleries and presenting my own art for critique. I […]
Eating on the run is not something I’m experienced at. I’m typically afforded long days of home and garden tasks intermingled with self-care (which you’d think I’d be better at!) and have ample time for quiet un-interrupted lunches. I do know, though, that when at work or school or home with little people, that the […]
I had these thoughts, the thoughts below, while gardening away one day. Who knew that digging in the dirt for the end of a taproot could lead to such eloquent inquiry; very much the same way that Tarot reading does for me or the way reading a bible verse of the day may do for […]
If you garden in the Maritime Pacific Northwest, you probably plant Zucchini every year. And every year you just might be tempted to try different varieties and every year you may end up with more than one zucchini plant and every year you might forget just how much zucchini one plant will produce and you […]
I have tried to perfect my Grandma’s perfectly seasoned cuc and tomato salad for years and years and years. My sister and my niece make it exactly the way grandma’s was, but I can’t seem to get the ratios right. Well, last night I asked my niece what the heck she does to make it […]
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. In Mama Donata’s Kitchen Welcome to my kitchen. The hub of the home, or of my home at least, for where does anyone want to be but in the kitchen? I bought this fancy old house with a large living room hosting a large fireplace […]
I’m here, and I’m ready to play, with words, and food, and herbs, and garden cocktails, and ….