Muffin Morning

I was going to start by saying, I love muffins. But it seemed a bit too obvious and perhaps overzealous and I began to think, do I? love muffins? I certainly like them a lot. They are a mainstay of my kitchen — easy to […]

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Irresistible Bounty

Its taken months, but finally it feels like summer is here.  After a couple of months of rain, and then some pleasant sunny days, it has gotten hot enough for people to start complaining about the weather again.  I love having some real summer weather, […]

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Thai Tofu Spread

In my kitchen I have a wooden shelf unit, painted orange, which my dad made for me.  I use it to hold my cookbooks.  All three of the shelves are full of beautiful and interesting cookbooks, close at hand whenever I need to look up […]

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A Taste of Summer

Its been such a busy spring and now summer is almost here.  Although we’ve had a fair amount of rain and cool weather, I have been working in the garden, doing a lot of wedding sewing, finishing up my permaculture design course, and getting the […]

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Dessert for a Friend

Its a curious thing, how so much time and space can come between friends, but, when reunited, its as though there had been no distance at all. My friend Jamie was visiting last week from Thailand, which has been her home for the past year. […]

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Friday Night

There was a time in my life when I hated pizza. It was childhood ignorance and the fear of trying new things, but by the time I was in third grade this had changed, which is fortunate since many years later I find myself about […]

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Spoonable

My sister loves small spoons. Not a teaspoon versus a tablespoon, but spoons that take dainty and genteel to the extreme. Spoons that require a different grip than a full sized one. Spoons that can only scoop up a small taste of something, usually sweet, […]

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So Far

I have a to do list that is nearly a mile long. I am impatient. I want time to work on these projects and accomplish something. Between working, walking the dog, washing the dishes and all the other small things that make up everyday its […]

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