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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Garden Morning

  It was a cool morning in the community garden, the light of early fall, dew heavy. Except for the tomatoes which did not survive late blight, everything is growing well. There are so many obstacles and challenges — excessive rain, insects and other hungry […]

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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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Our Special Day

On July 25 we had a fabulous, amazing, perfect wedding ceremony and celebration.  Despite two inches of rain the day before, our friends and family rallied and helped build platforms and lay down hay to cover some of the wettest areas.  It was a thrillingly […]

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Rainy Day Berries

It has been raining here for weeks.  In June we had the most days of rain for that month in over 100 years, the skies have been gray for so long it almost seems like a permanent state.  But I can’t let the potential gloom […]

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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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Our Handiwork

For the past few months, Ray and I have been busily working on projects.   I have collected a variety of cotton printed fabric which I have been doing nothing creative or unique with, simply folding and sewing square after square into cloth napkins.  Ray […]

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Sun-Dappled

This afternoon  I walked all over town, taking in the sweet salty air, the breezes and the abundant warm sun.  I absorbed as much of the day as I could, but didn’t feel inspired to capture it until I got home and found the light […]

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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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Stop and Smell

The Lilacs! Oh, the lilacs! The blossoming bushes’ perfume is filling the air these days. Hints of the sweet smell waft and trail on the wind. It is a beckoning scent, teasing and suggesting that I stop what I am doing and run outside to […]

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