There’s always something so special about being home on the farm and just breathing in the calm. Living in the city, I forget what the “calm” sounds like sometimes. Thanksgiving break was just what I needed to reset. And when there wasn’t a dog snoring in my lap or licking my ear, I was fat and happy, surrounded by family and stuffed with a belly full of Thanksgiving goodness.
My incredibly talented girlfriends and I started a Supper Club – we meet once per month, each time at a different members’ house. We break out the good serving wear and entertaining pieces to enjoy a delicious home-cooked four-course meal. Our goal is to try out and share new recipes, expand our cooking skills and do it all among friends (and lots of wine).
I hosted November, and we tried a few delish fall recipes that are just too yummy to keep to ourselves. And the best part is, that although we’re trying to get out of our comfort zone in trying out some tougher recipes, these are all totally doable!
A friend shared this over email rcently, and I had to pass along! This is why I love diving… isn’t it gorgeous?!
These were all from a family trip to Belize!
The Sea, biologists tell us, holds the key to the mysteries of life. In some unknown time and way a molecule of matter crossed an unknown line and became a living cell. Other scientists believe that the human mind has a dim awareness of long tenuous roots that stretch back into the sea.
When we dream of being in water, they say, of diving into it or coming out of it, we are reliving the mysteries of our own birth. Our language reflects the uneasy awe we feel towards the unknown world which covers most of the planet. When something is beyond our understanding we say it’s “too deep” or that “we just can’t fathom it!”
Lil Borgeson and Jack Spiers. Skin Divers Handbook, 1960