By Lisa Yorkgitis Nahach When I noticed small yellow flowers on my tomato plants in early June, I was thrilled. I knew that before long, I would see tiny tomatoes. I wondered if I should fertilize so that I could get even more blooms and tiny tomatoes. If so, what kind should I use? How … Continue reading A gardening legacy
Dad liked the sweet and tangy taste of lemon desserts. For his 88th birthday, I made him this meringue pie. I didn't think the pie could handle a candle, so I brought one of my jar candles for him to blow out. When I decided this month to visit the nursing home where he once … Continue reading In Honor of My Father’s Birthday
By Lisa Yorkgitis Nahach Reach me at LisaYorkgitisNahach@gmail.com. For me, New Year's Day doesn't signify the end of the season, and I have no immediate plans to take down our Christmas tree. In fact, I am gazing at the twinkling lights right now. The tree is looking a little worse for wear, but that's okay. … Continue reading A New Option for Christmas Trees: Holiday Trees!
By Lisa Yorkgitis Nahach Reach me at LisaYorkgitisNahach@gmail.com My mother, Helen Yorkgitis, suffered from arthritis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Despite her afflictions, however, she often exhibited an incredible capacity for sympathy. One day in early 2009, I felt so overwhelmed by a recent sorrow that I had to share it with her. … Continue reading Daughter Appreciates Mother’s Sympathy after Miscarriage