Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird at my solar smart feeder nom-nomming from clip-on nectar cups. Click the photo to watch the short video. I've always enjoyed checking out trail cams and bird feeder cams on YouTube. I spent quite a bit of time looking into creating my own setup, even going so far as getting a… Continue reading My New Obsession is ‘For the Birds’…
Author: Tink Martin
Tink’s Christmas Miracle
Yes. This is a true story...Back in 2001, I was at the University of Michigan in the MSW/Ph.D. program. My life had been in major turmoil for several years, and I was desperately hanging onto what remained of my sanity.That December, I was asked if I would go to Ground Zero for the week before… Continue reading Tink’s Christmas Miracle
Tink and John’s Salted Caramels
Salted Caramels Of all the recipes my husband John and I have shared over the years, this one is undoubtedly the most requested. Once you've experienced perfectly executed caramels -- and yes, you can do it! -- you will never accept anything less. Forget the jaw-breaking, tooth-pulling hard work of the caramels you have probably… Continue reading Tink and John’s Salted Caramels
Art From Ruin
Piece of Glass From the Broken Dish "For 21 years it served faithfully. Boiled potatoes, rice, casseroles (hot dish to those in the Midwest), veggies, all cooked to perfection in that simple, functional glass casserole dish that had been a wedding gift. It has gone to wherever glass cookware goes when it falls from the counter to… Continue reading Art From Ruin
Machines Will Rule the World. Ice Cream Machines.
My pick for best value: Cuisinart ICE-21 Is there anyone who doesn't like ice cream? When I was in high school, I worked at Baskin-Robbins. It was harder work than most might think, and I quickly developed Popeye-like muscles on my right forearm. Customers were, for the most part, happy and friendly. Why wouldn't they… Continue reading Machines Will Rule the World. Ice Cream Machines.
Reclaiming Myself: Life After Mom
My mom died on May 19th. Death changes everything for those left behind. There's the grief, to be sure. But you can't dismiss the changes you go through when you realize that without the deceased as part of your life structure, you ARE someone else.
BarkBox = Love
My favorite photo of our boys. Bosco, in front, with little brother Guinness behind. February 16, 2015. That's when we signed up for BarkBox for our sweet boy Bosco. His sister Macy didn't care one bit about toys, though she appreciated the treats that are also a part of each box, but for Bosco, it… Continue reading BarkBox = Love
Fudgesicles That Taste Like Your Childhood…
Paired with that pic, my post title is a bit creepy. Oops. My brother is picky. My brother loves my fudgesicles. Out of all the things I've ever fed him, he says these fudgesicles are the very best thing. Well, until he had my eclairs anyway. LOL! He has been bugging me to make these… Continue reading Fudgesicles That Taste Like Your Childhood…
Are you ready for Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality: Or "How a little girl moved from View-Masters to VR"
The Good Things. Those things that bring you happiness, pleasure, satisfaction. Reliably. They're things you can count on. No surprises. Perfection? Well, is anything truly perfect? Probably not. But still... My blog is a place where I aggregate the results of the research I do in an effort to experience my own flavor of perfection.… Continue reading Tink Loves…