Peach Season

The rosy cheeks and perfect soft texture of the ripe peach begged me to bite into it. I rubbed off as much of the peach fuzz as I could under the running water. Then sliced off a chunk of the golden fruit. I crushed the peach’s soft flesh between my teeth and tongue to extract … More Peach Season

How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

How many bakeries does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pella, Iowa has three. And that doesn’t even include Maria’s Tea Room connected with the Scholte House Museum. 1. Jaarsma Brood & Banket Bakkerij family owned and operated since 1898. https://www.jaarsmabakery.com/Default.aspx727 Franklin Street; 641-628-2940; Mon-Sat 6am-6pm Their second location is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check … More How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

February Calendar

If you read my posts regularly, you know how I occasionally like to mention some of the holidays. The February calendar has many things to celebrate. First, three of the more traditionally important dates. Then below that, a brief list of more humorous or light-hearted days. February 12 is President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday Why not … More February Calendar

Missed Opportunity

“Shall I put the telephoto lens on the camera? Or leave the 35mm?” I asked my husband. He drove our car along a deserted road near the base of Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. Early morning frost blanketed the road and vegetation. “Why don’t you put on the telephoto? We probably won’t have a chance to photograph … More Missed Opportunity