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Book Challenge Review 2016

Oh, my. It seems I haven’t posted at all since January 1, 2016. A whole year. Life has been kind of an adventure this year. Travel for business and ministry and pleasure and family health issues. But here I am ready to … Continue reading

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Review: Book challenge of 2015

During 2015, I took on the “Howard’s End is on the Landing” Challenge – that is, to read one book a month that was already on my shelves (must have been purchased in 2013 or earlier). And, I did it! … Continue reading

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Quilts and Food

Here’s the ninth (September) of the 12  book challenges for this year (read one book a month that has been on my shelf for over a year, that is, purchased in 2013 or before). There are no direct ties to … Continue reading

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Just enough tomatoes

It’s still tomato season here! Another little surge of Cherokee Purples from two of the smaller farmers’ stands. Because they are limited I resisted the urge to buy them all – I felt I needed to leave some for others. … Continue reading

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Odd Lots: A Book and Gardening

Odd Lots: Seasonal Notes of a City Gardner, is a lovely book. He has what I would call a large garden for a city – enough to have beds and lawn and trees and compost and a garage, firmly situated … Continue reading

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I buy too many tomatoes.

Apparently I need help for my tomato purchasing addiction. Especially Cherokee Purples. Is it a shopping addiction or a food addiction? There I am at the Farmers Market. Just one more. One more. Just one more. Hmm…they’re getting smaller – … Continue reading

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August is still filled with fresh vegetables

August is just streaming past. Schools have started, even colleges. The abundance of big meaty summer tomatoes has dwindled but is still more than adequate. Lots of zucchini and squash. Lots and lots and lots of okra this year. Still … Continue reading

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Sweet Peppers

Although this was not a good year for peppers (reportedly the alternating hot and freezing weather  in the spring, the alternating dry spells & heat and flash-flood deluges were not conducive to happy growth), and neither farmer I used to … Continue reading

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Books and Cookies

I’m almost finished with my July book challenge ((books that have been on my shelf for over a year, that is, purchased in 2013 or before, but left unread until now). And yes, I do realize it’s now August. Like … Continue reading

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More Tomatoes. More Corn. More Cantaloupe. Never enough when farm-fresh & local

My meals tend to be a bit repetitious in mid-summer: Heirloom tomatoes. Fresh sweet corn. Cantaloupe. Peaches (and yogurt). Repeat. Add occasional cheese (local, of course!) or eggs (scrambled with toast and tomatoes) or deviled, or cucumbers or other fresh … Continue reading

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