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Preserving Lemons: A Sweet Way to Save a Sour Fruit

Preserving lemons never looked or tasted so good. Last month my friend Myra gave me some Meyer Lemons from her mother's tree in California. I think...
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Chicken Staycation: Day Trip to the Greenhouse

Chicken Staycation: Greener Pastures Make for Happy Chickens Winter wetness has been a tough reality for my chickens (and me), especially considering February rainfall broke an...
sesame crunch waffles and real maple syrup

Apple Sesame Whole Wheat Waffles

Apple Sesame Whole Wheat Waffles light up any morning! Since I showed off my vintage Griswold waffle iron in the last post, I felt it...
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Five Great Vintage Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets: treasures in them thar drawers I sometimes joke that I was born in the wrong century, and then four words spring to mind: dental...
bulldog tug a war with Buddy

Bulldog Chronicles: Buddy and His Ottoman Empire

Buddy (my bulldog) and I have settled into a daily routine, one that succumbs to tweaks now and then, mostly based on who is willing to...

Buddy and His Climb to the Top

I'm an early riser, but this morning at 4:32 am, I was an earlier riser. A poorly set alarm clock named Buddy awoke me by bounding out...

Bulldog News: Buddy Is in the House

Bulldog News: First Edition! We just finished week two together, and Buddy and I are settling in quite nicely. Yes, the lovefest continues full throttle. Of...

Ringing in the New Year With Buddy!

Celebrating New Year's Eve has never been a social long suit of mine. My internal time clock chimes in around 10 o'clock p.m. with "Commence...

A Fitting Goodbye to Christmas Past

A week of celebrating, and a drizzly, slate-gray morning have led me to reflect on some of the small moments of this big season. Yep, some fond memories and a cuppa...

The Beauty of Gratitude: Thank You

My year has been marked by the loss of my two favorite furballs: Boz and Gracie. But my year has also been marked by...