Monthly Archives: January 2013

Tastes of spring

Last year we went to Mexico over our “spring break”–the last week in February.  This year we’re doing it again, and it has made this cold weather much more bearable for me, knowing that we have that to look forward … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup with Black Beans

Well, that title just about says it all–I probably don’t need to write any more.  All the ingredients are pretty much listed in the title of the recipe. You guessed it–I tried a new soup this weekend, and it really … Continue reading

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Corn and Sausage Chowder

Last weekend I was looking for a good way to use up some potatoes and corn.  I came across a recipe for corn chowder that included Italian sausage–I thought that sounded interesting, so I decided to give it a try. … Continue reading

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Speaking of potatoes. . . .

If you’ve read my blog even fairly frequently, you probably know that I have a weakness for differently colored vegetables. Purple potatoes, red/white/purple carrots, purple sweet potatoes, brown tomatoes–the list is long.  And I’ve tried a lot of different things.  … Continue reading

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Potato chips

Last night I got an urge for potato chips.  We didn’t have any. I thought, well, we’ve got lots of potatoes. . . how hard could it be? Turns out, it really wasn’t hard at all. Granted, I probably should … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures

I love eggs.  Perhaps I’ve mentioned that before.   (There is a long, long list of foods that I love.) I eat them fried, scrambled, basted (my favorite), boiled, or poached. But now I’ve discovered a new way to eat … Continue reading

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More fresh herbs

Ok, I have a confession to make. Remember when I posted so excitedly about finding fresh herb pots at the grocery store? If not, you really didn’t miss much. . . basically, I found fresh herb pots at the grocery … Continue reading

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Pizza

We have always been big pizza fans. Any kind, really–thick crust, thin crust, meat-lovers, vegetarian, it really doesn’t matter.  It’s all good. This weekend I tried something new. We bought some flat-bread-type pizza crust (I can’t remember the brand but … Continue reading

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An excess of ham. . . and birthday wishes

Due to a series of events that you don’t need or want to know about, we made a ham over Christmas that we did not eat. Well, we snacked on it a bit out of the tupperware container it was … Continue reading

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Waiting for light

I like living in a place that has four seasons.  I love spring.  As a gardener, of course I love summer.  I adore fall. Winter, though. After 48 years in Minnesota you’d think I’d be used to it (or move), … Continue reading

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