Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hubby and I did the unthinkable

We finally did it: we joined a gym.  Hubby has always been anti-establishment for many things, in particular gyms.  But now that he’s getting a little older, he’s finding that his metabolism just isn’t what it used to be.  And … Continue reading

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I am thankful for many things

We Three Amigos had a wonderful Thanksgiving day yesterday.  We got up early and went for a hike first thing–Hubby even postponed his coffee until after the hike.  Miracles do happen!  We got 6 inches of snow the day before, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving prep and Hubby’s 50th birthday!

Today Hubby turned 50.  Most years he doesn’t make a big deal out of his birthday, but this year was different.  He was excited about his birthday, so he took the day off work and went hunting.  It snowed 6 … Continue reading

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Carrot Parsnip Soup with Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Today we got a bumper of a CSA share just in time for Thanksgiving: Russet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and pie pumpkins.  It started snowing this afternoon, so I decided tonight would be a soup night.  Soup is always so comforting … Continue reading

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A (somewhat far-fetched) dream swept under the rug

I’ve been dreaming a lot lately–mostly about gardening.  And switching careers to follow my passion of growing vegetables and cooking.  I’ve been thinking about this more and more frequently, and more and more seriously.  So it seemed somewhat serendipitous a … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Bread

‘Tis the season for cranberries and this bread is perhaps my all-time favorite holiday season bread.  It is easy to make (the biggest is pain is zesting the orange) and it is worth waiting an hour for it to cook.  … Continue reading

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Snow peas living up to their name

I managed to pull 3 tiny pea pods off my plants on Sunday before the winter weather arrived.  Surprisingly, they weren’t really all that tasty–I expected the chilly weather would sweeten them up, but they had a bitter taste to … Continue reading

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Garden finale results in a kitchen bonanza

We are supposed to get slammed with an arctic blast of cold air and snow this week, so I spent a good part of today, one of our last nice days I’ll see for a long time I’m sure, putting … Continue reading

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