Rossini: Barber of Seville.

Humor, music, and childishness help humanity maneuver through life.  A very familiar familial drama that occurred almost 3 centuries ago. Love-stricken daughter seeks to outsmart her harsh and esteemed Father. Popular town Barber is money hungry accomplice to his well to do, hopelessly in love, friend. A noble young lad who is madly in love… Continue reading Rossini: Barber of Seville.

Edible Gardens · plants · Recipe

Mung Beans Tabbouleh🥗

Vegan Tabbouleh option for a Hearty Lunch Boil or steam 1 cup of dry Mung Beans in 3 cups of vegetable broth. (If allergic to Lentils, add 1 cup of quinoa or couscous)         Add prepared cooked beans to the organic chopped salad: 1 Bunch of Parsley 1/2 cup of Mint Leaves 1 Yellow… Continue reading Mung Beans Tabbouleh🥗

Recipe · travel

My First….. American Alligator

They exist, they exist, Alligators are real. Serene Sunday family dinner was full of excitement.  Turns out there are 2000 alligators in this local Tarpon Spring Lake. Ah hmmm, practically in my backyard? Really? They do look so cute, though... Swimming by nonchalantly         Kids, don't try this at home 🙂 Later, Alligator.… Continue reading My First….. American Alligator

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Florida Holiday season 2017

Happy Holidays from Florida my lovely Friends. I wish you  Peace on Earth, Joy, Hope, and Wonder that the season can bring!  May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility -- Mary Anne Radmacher Happy Holidays, everyone! Luda@PlantsandBeyond  

Edible Gardens · plants · travel

Tree Frog Beauty

My favorite amphibian in the world.  How could one not like these beauties? Just look at the color and complexion! Sweet baby, you are safe with me.🐸   Staring at my amphibian book or rare species for hours as a child, I use to wonder where such cuties reside? If only future self would share… Continue reading Tree Frog Beauty

Recipe · travel


Poem by an aspiring Guest Writer. After reading this writing, I really want to visit again and taste my absolute favorite treat ~ Buttery Croissants: 🥐🥐🥐 ⛲️ France, an incredibly ancient, multi-cultured country Spread out like jam on bread The scent of pastries Flying through the air Excitement filled the atmosphere Widened eyes Ready to… Continue reading ⚜️France⚜️

Edible Gardens · plants · Recipe

Thanksgiving Day Message 🌿💫🍂✨🦃✨🍂💫🌿

Thanksgiving Day is more than festivities, its the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful and ponder upon what lessons we learned and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. Here is… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Message 🌿💫🍂✨🦃✨🍂💫🌿

Recipe · travel

EVOS Feel Great Food

A local restaurant where you can order a meal without guilt and regret. Right here in Carrollwood, Florida, we are fortunate to have this amazing health-oriented restaurant. My daughter googled local healthy places to eat and found Evos right next door to us. http://evos.com/ I don’t mind my girl taking a carry out from this… Continue reading EVOS Feel Great Food

blog · mental health · travel

The Witch is In

Not their Mommy, but a Witch. This is what my dear teenagers call me when I am writing, creating and working on my new blog. It is Autumn, but not quite the festive end of October Halloween Holliday yet. My increasingly annoyed and bored kids are placing Witch signs all over my office. “Mom”……………… “Moom”………………… Continue reading The Witch is In


Bonsai House Gift

An unexpected thoughtful Bonsai gift of Friendship and Care.


Hurricane Irma Aftermath

Thank you, G-d for keeping my family safe. But I am also grateful to Hurricane Irma. Yes, I am. Never have I ever before realized the power of friendship, true care of real friends, human kindness, soul connection, comradery and family ties. A Week from Hell, anticipation of natural disaster brought classic textbook Panic symptoms… Continue reading Hurricane Irma Aftermath


Hurricane Irma, Category 5, coming to my beloved Florida -Friends, need your Prayers, pretty please.

I love living in Sunny Florida. Really do. But how do I get through this Nature's fury? Can't uplift 3 dogs, parents in law and kids. Roads are blocked with escaped families, no air tickets available to fly out, water sold out in stores.......Prayers needed badly to push this beast back to the Atlantic ocean. Wish us… Continue reading Hurricane Irma, Category 5, coming to my beloved Florida -Friends, need your Prayers, pretty please.


Unique Blogger Award

This is a tremendous honor and complete surprise to be nominated by Devine Spice. Her Indian recipes totally rock, (even prepared Biryani according to her blog posts) and always make me want to cook creatively at home. Her engaging site is https://divinespice.com . Stop by and see what she is cooking up her sleeve now… Continue reading Unique Blogger Award


The Muse has answered in a form of a Noisy Mouse. Blog Update.

(Three Yong Surrealist Women Holding in Their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra) A recent letter received to my second blog “Writer’s block. Sadness, Calling all Muses” by Noisy Mouse blogger has touched my heart, encouraged writing and offered inspiration by turning to the art of the Grand Master painters.  (One second before Awakening) It… Continue reading The Muse has answered in a form of a Noisy Mouse. Blog Update.

blog · health · mental health

Don’t worry, Beach happy.

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi   I don’t associate myself With just one vibrant entity I am the light, the sun, the shell, And even swimming manatee.   The list goes on: include the ants, Beach flowers, salty air, The screaming seagulls,… Continue reading Don’t worry, Beach happy.