Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mint tea

Iced tea, made from fresh mint leaves, is one of the tastes of summer. Here's the "recipe":

  • Pick a handful of mint from your garden.
  • Throw the leaves (still on the stem) into a pitcher.
  • Pour boiling water over the leaves.
  • Let steep for 5 minutes or more.
  • Fish out the leaves (it's easier if they're all still connected to the stem).
  • Cool the tea in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with ice. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


 My niece, the artist, inspired me to pick up my paint brushes. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017


Hiking in Somerset County, Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 22, 2017