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Cilantro~~the NEW green.

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for a declaration. Time to write a blog about an oft-maligned creature. Time to write a blog heralding the delights of–are you ready?–yes, you must be ready–CILANTRO! Let’s get honest.  Let’s not be shy.  How … Continue reading

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Rain, Mom’s Coleslaw dressing & nursing deer

All day long it has rained. Rain, rain, rain. The skies open their gray curtains and water drips everywhere:  on grass, on dandelions, on trees, on robins, on hummingbirds, on fawns nursing against Mama Deer. I stay inside all day.  No … Continue reading

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A perfect ideal wonderful awesome incredible gorgeous magnificent day in the woods!

Quiet morning in the woods. Actually, it’s not quiet at all.  People only think the forest is quiet.  Actually, it’s a noisy squawking pounding cackling world out there.  The woodpeckers drum on the rotten trees, searching for insects.  Robins and … Continue reading

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Pounding rain, salmon fillets & old cars in the woods

Random Memorial Day facts. 1.  It is Memorial Day. 2.  A red-breasted robin pulls worms from the wet green grass outside the kitchen window. 3.  It rained cats & dogs an hour ago.  Thunder rumbled.  Lightening sizzled.  The electricity flashed … Continue reading

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Eat local. Eat fish.

I like the concept of “eating local”.  How many of you read the book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver?  Show of hands, please! How many of you then wanted to live an entire year eating only food produced in … Continue reading

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Hi ho the dario the farmer in the woods.

Here we are.  Mid to late September.  Still working in the garden in front of our house.  Still pulling plants (feeding them to the deer who have been zapped away from the garden by the handy electric fence) and harvesting delicious broccoli, … Continue reading

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“You have to eat sardines like crazy to get enough feet!”

I visited my friend Doris last week.  We chatted around her kitchen table, drinking coffee and nibbling on homemade jelly roll (made with delicious strawberry jam). Her husband, Howard, (remember his previous photo in this blog?  Click here if you don’t … Continue reading

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Sunflower rising

  Sometimes, just around dawn, on the mornings I don’t have to work, Barry drops me off a mile or more from the house.  I walk in the cool morning air toward home, breathing deeply, welcoming the day.  This morning … Continue reading

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Mish-mash conglomerate and Off we Go!

This blog is a mish-mash conglomerate.  You know what that is, right?  It’s a blog with all sorts of unrelated ideas and photos and perhaps even a recipe or two.  It’s a bits-and-bobs type blog.  A type of blog which … Continue reading

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Live the questions now…

I am still pondering this August theme of peace and simplicity (announced assuredly and confidently in the first blog of this harvest month.)  Naively, I assumed it would be a breeze, a piece of cake, an easy assignment to contemplate … Continue reading

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