Food & Drink

Little Yellow Lemon: The Taste Of A Spring Pound Cake

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 49 seconds
Grapefruit and lemon trees grew in our yard when I was growing up. As a kid, the fragrance of our blooming citrus trees stopped me in my tracks as I inhaled the sweet aroma of spring; today the pleasant, scent of citrus transports me back to a time of warm spring afternoons where neighborhood kids played chase until dark.  My brother and I ate our homegrown grapefruit with a...
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General

It's Spring! Time For Eating Light

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 2 seconds
[ Jacksonville Farmer's Market Circa 1938]This was the first week that temperatures didn't drop below freezing. Hooray!  The warmer weather has brought on visions of spring and summer menus that include local fresh fruit and vegetables. When I was growing up my mother would shop at the Farmer's Market in Jacksonv...
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The Fourth Quarter

4 Things To Do To Find A New Job In The Fourth Quarter

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: The Fourth Quarter | Read Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
I'm not a professional career counselor or coach but I was asked recently what I thought were good jobs for people in the Fourth Quarter. My first response was to ask, what are you are trying to accomplish? Are you bored in your current job? Do you want to earn more money? Or do you want more free time? What is your reason for changing jobs? Once that is clear, I feel the Fourth Q...
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Food & Drink

The Little Blue Box Or A Recipe App?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
[After a little spring cleaning]Walking the end of life journey with my mom was arduous and long. I put multiple aspects of my life on hold so that when death finally came, I returned home anxious to get back to normal. What I've come to realize is the feeling of normal takes a backseat to grief, which takes time to experience and move through. The...
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Health & Body

Inch By Inch, Row By Row, I'm Gonna Make This Garden Grow

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 2 minutes, 18 seconds
Each morning I walk down to the lake to look for spring. The calendar may say it is spring but until my purple crocuses bloom, it's winter. Weeping willows are the first trees to come to life at the lake but the flowering bulbs are the true harbinger of spring in New York. I come from North Carolina farming people and about this time they are preparing the soil for pole bean, toma...
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Food & Drink

Let Them Eat Caramel Nut Pound Cake

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Food & Drink | Read Time: 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Even though the Spring Equinox was yesterday, the lake is still frozen and the sun continues to play hide and seek. I'm ready for spring and the burst of color that comes with the tulips and other flowering bulbs. When the leaves return, I know the locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables will too. But before moving on to the lighter recipes of spring and summer we have a few more...
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