Monthly Archives: May 2015

Garden mania is in full swing

I’ve been quiet on the blogging homefront lately because life has suddenly gotten obscenely busy.  Work has taken a busy turn:  my supervisor is leaving for another job in 3 weeks and a co-worker is probably going to need heart surgery … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Susan cupcakes

I felt strong on my run with Stinker this morning.  I ran fast, too…well, for me at least.  Or it felt like I ran fast.  I love going for runs first thing in the morning.  The trails are usually quiet … Continue reading

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Spring Chicken Salad

I couldn’t wait to get home this evening and work in the garden.  The long summer days are great because it means I still have plenty of light after work to do weeding and other yard work.  Today was the … Continue reading

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Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

I survived my field work by putting in a 12-hour day the first day and a 16-hour day the second, which got us home a day early.  It was really nice to get home early, despite being exhausted–Stinker was so … Continue reading

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So the damn deer ate my strawberries

Well, I walked out the door to this scene this morning.  Despite the netting over my garden boxes, some brazen bastard of a deer stuck its head through a not-so-obvious gap in the end of the netting and mowed down … Continue reading

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Doggie Birthday Cake

Stinker turned 10 years old today.  Hard to believe she’s that old–she still acts like a puppy in so many ways.  It seems like she’s always been a part of my life, too.  Hubby and I try to remember what … Continue reading

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Baking–for real–in my solar oven!

It worked!  Not that I really had any doubts that I could actually bake something using my solar oven, but I put it to the test this past weekend and it passed beautifully.  For dessert: I threw some ingredients in … Continue reading

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Tomato and red lentil dal

Saturday was a beautiful day!  My friend came in from out of town for a bridal shower, and she was staying with Hubby and me for the night.  Stinker was so excited for “company,” she could hardly stand the wait.  I … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Pea Cakes

I did not grow up eating black-eyed peas as a kid.  Not that we never ate them, but they made rare appearances at our dinner table.  We definitely never ate collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, as … Continue reading

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