Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fresh Peas

My husband's raised bed garden has produced a wonderful crop of peas this year.  I love fresh produce and enjoy new recipes using the fresh items.  Here are today's crop:
Straight from Bob's Garden to our kitchen. This is the third crop. The peas are tender and almost finished producing for this crop. I made pea salad and mushroom soup with fresh peas. Cooking is such fun.
Pea Salad:  After blanching and removing the peas from their pods, chop one fresh green onion, 1/2 cup fresh parsley and slice 1 cup of fresh mushrooms.  Sprinkle olive oil over mixture and add 2 tablespoons of low fat hellman's mayo.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Toss lightly so the peas and mushrooms are not mashed.  Refrigerate for several hours before serving.  Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce.  I added 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese for a little protein and color.  Delicious.


  1. I love this picture! Looks beautiful on your blog! Your hubby is quite the gardener! Don't youneed to invite us over for dinner - hint - hint!


  2. heheheh Vicki,, that is what I was thinking,, mmm those peas would be much better with her cooking them for us!!!! Im growing snow peas this year instead of those.. I loved them from dad's garden so I wanted some of my own!

  3. To your pea salad, I add 1/2 green pepper; little red onion and use vinegar instead of mayo and sometimes I ad a little brown rice - let it rest in fridge.