Peach Macaroon Crisp: Man Does Not Live by Pie Alone

Peach Macaroon Crisp: Man Does Not Live by Pie Alone {12}

As a man who is partial to pie, I must admit my eyes have been wandering lately, gazing at the crisps, cobblers, slumps, buckles, and brown betties of summer. Just yesterday, I succumbed to some audacious flirting by a bowl of perfectly ripe peaches, and I made a quick crisp, a delicious peach macaroon confection well suited for a(…)

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Peach Sauce Sublime: Peaches Simmered in Wine

Peach Sauce Sublime: Peaches Simmered in Wine {20}

There’s no denying I’m a man who likes to can, fruit especially. This time of year I’m directing a parade of pots and pans on my gas range, keeping track of jellying points, scorching mishaps, rapid boils and slow simmers. For me canning fruit is truly a triumph of capturing summer in a jar. One spoonful of this seasonal(…)

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Back Door Eyesore: DIY Trellis to the Rescue!

Back Door Eyesore: DIY Trellis to the Rescue! {7}

As a homeowner, I rarely make a move around the old place without hearing an unsolicited (and often times smug) inner voice prodding me to take action and complete a project or tidy up an eyesore. “Tom, how long are you going to trip over the garden tools before you put them away…Hey Tom, did you notice the blackberries have infiltrated the(…)

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Life Lessons From the Month of July

Life Lessons From the Month of July {14}

As an admirer of Joseph Campbell, I’ve always loved an axiom he shared in one of his early essays, “Why would you fish for a minnow, when you stand on whale?” Ah Mr. Campbell, so true, so true; and that is why I try to look for wisdom underfoot and in the everyday. Here are(…)

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