Margaret Rose Realy looks at "mud season" -- that end of the winter, snow receding period that creates a longing for what is fresh and new.
Comfort food, a flexible recipe, and ease of preparation combine to make this corn chowder, using a recipe Margaret Rose Realy learned from her grandmother.
With Spring and Summer swim seasons approaching, Margaret Rose Realy offers an important safety tip for parents.
Margaret Rose Realy invites us to rethink traditional ideas about the Lenten fast.
Still pondering a New Year's resolution—one that doesn't involve modification of nutritional intake? Something that will keep your hands busy so you don’t exceed the feed-limit? Become a charitable knit-wit!
If you like feeding the birds through the winter, here are a few tips from Margaret Rose Realy, the Catholic Gardener.
A cleaning of a favorite article of furniture brings back memories of precious family moments.
Margaret Rose Realy suggest that apples are a wonderful tool for teaching the youngest of children about our faith.
A special celebration for the Blessed Mother's birthday!
From spring forsythia branches to fall garden mums I bring the beauty and fragrance of my garden into the house. Some arrangements are minimalistic and modern; others are full and robust, looking very much like a 16th
When my friend, Linda, and I bought this house twenty-six years ago we had to literally dig out the basement with coal shovels. It looked like a hoarder lived downstairs. With the help of Linda’s family the
The three-year-old tabby is small for her age at only five pounds. Her dark-gray fur is striped in black with a lovely undercoat of coppery-gold and is surprisingly soft and thick, more like rabbit fur in winter.
I would like to share with you an excerpt from my new book Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent. This is a portion of the entry for Holy Thursday: Seeds Germinate The spring retreat I was leading would
There has been an abundance of gift giving in the past six weeks. A box of soy candles, gourmet coffee, and seriously warm slippers offset the questionable functionality of Jingle Bells Spreader Knives (set of four) and
The other day I read an article about the characteristics of plants with taproots. A taproot is a central underground “stem” that grows deep into the soil and stabilizes a plant better than a shallow, wide-spreading fibrous