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Tomatoes for Ma

“Ma took charge of the day’s work for the rest of them, and best of all Laura liked the days when she said, ‘I must work in the garden.'”  (Wilder, Little Town on the Prairie, 8). It always brightens my day to know that gardening is on my “to-do” list!  I can only imagine how Laura felt after The Long Winter, to be […]

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Five-Minute Fajitas

Those of you with little people home during the lunch hour know that it can be hard to balance the desire for cheese quesadillas (or other kid fare) with the want of a salad or something a little more grown up. Fajitas are a quick adult lunch (or dinner!) concocted from humble quesadilla beginnings.  No matter where you are geographically, peppers should […]

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Beginning with Basil

Welcome to Modern Day Ma!  I’m glad you’re here!  I hope you find what you’re looking for among the recipes, ideas, and gardening tips, or just some good reading material for your day! Summer’s bounty is upon us, and it seems a terrible time to start a blog, but it’s also the perfect time!  There is produce in every corner […]

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