Monthly Archives: May 2014

The new chicken coop is coming along…slowly

Hubby, The Stinker, and I spent our Memorial Day weekend almost entirely outside working on the chicken coop, building garden boxes, and weeding the orchard-in-progress.  Hubby spent most of his time working on the chicken coop.  I prepped the ground … Continue reading

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A Taste of India

I recently purchased a new cookbook–the first cookbook I’ve bought in several years.  It’s called The Vegetarian Gourmet’s Easy International Recipes by Bobbie Hinman.  I eat primarily vegetarian even though I am slowly working my way towards consuming a little more meat these … Continue reading

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Crab apples and larkspur

My neighbor’s crab apple is blooming and it is gorgeous!  I enjoy walking under its blooms every day. The larkspur is also in full bloom and has taken over a rocky hillside on a couple of the trails near town.  … Continue reading

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The day in photos

Despite being a Tuesday, there was a lot going on in my little neck of the world today.  Because I was uber productive at work today, I took off early.  It was a beautiful day, and I wanted to get … Continue reading

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I did it! I made mozzarella cheese!

I have been wanting to delve into the world of cheese making for years.  I have owned Ricki Carrol’s “Home Cheese Making” book for almost 5 years, with nothing to show for it during that time.  Until now.  A few … Continue reading

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An unexpected lunch date

Hubby has been out of town for the better part of the last 3 weeks.  I think over that period of time I have seen him a total of maybe 30 hours, and that includes sleeping.  So maybe it is … Continue reading

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Red Velvet cupcakes that can’t be “beet”

A couple of years ago on my birthday a co-worker made cupcakes for our work group.  They were red velvet cupcakes made with beets and absolutely no red food coloring in them.  I was skeptical.  I have never really been fond … Continue reading

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Rhubarb on the brain

It’s been a rhubarb kind of weekend.  I made rhubarb barbeque sauce, like I said I was going to, and had it with some roasted vegetables tonight.  It’s really good!  And hubby-approved, too.  He agrees that this will be really … Continue reading

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Friday Reflections

Wow, this week flew by.  Where did Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday go??  I must admit, though, that I am ready for the weekend.  I have yard work to do!  Unfortunately, rain is in the forecast.  This has been the … Continue reading

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Spinach and Pear Quinoa Salad

A friend/co-worker shared a few quinoa recipes with me earlier this week, and was very excited about one in particular that she made for dinner and her husband actually ate it.  And came back for more.  This is a guy … Continue reading

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