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Quick weekend getaway

I returned last night from a wonderful retreat in the woods of Minnesota. It was a scrapbook retreat, just like the one I always go to in the fall.  It was four days of fun and crafting, but, unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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In a holding pattern

It’s still cold. I know it’s only the first week of March, and I know you all are probably sick of hearing about it. And I’m sick of living it. I started writing in a 5-year diary in January, and … Continue reading

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Here comes the light

I know I’ve mentioned this before; when it comes to winter, I don’t love the cold and the snow, but that’s not really what gets me down in the end.  It’s the darkness.  I leave for work in complete darkness, … Continue reading

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The best and the worst

We went to the cities for the weekend–I had a MN State Master Gardener Advisory Board meeting at the Arboretum on Friday, so Trevor came along with me and we made a fun weekend out of it. We went down … Continue reading

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Poblano chicken

I’ve got another recipe to share with you today–I’ve made this one a couple of times, and it’s delicious. Also in its favor are a very short ingredients list and a quick prep time–two things that are always appealing to … Continue reading

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Chowder. . . and a kickin’ Dutch oven

I was going to blog today about the chowder I made last night. It’s a recipe called “Farmhouse Chowder,” and it includes corn, potatoes, bacon, onions, red pepper, chicken, chicken stock, thyme, fresh parsley, and cream. And when I was … Continue reading

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The quality of cold

“The quality of cold is not strain’d, it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven” . . . oh, wait, no, that’s mercy. Not cold. This is something different all together. It is SO COLD. I’m not really complaining. (Well, … Continue reading

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Where no condiment has gone before

This post has nothing to do with gardening or cooking. If you stop by regularly, you’re probably used to my random ramblings by now. But if you had your heart set on some good gardening reading today, I’m afraid you’re … Continue reading

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Tree tribulations

A couple of years ago we bought a pre-lit Christmas tree. I had mixed feelings about it at the time. In its favor was the fact that Trevor hated putting the lights on the tree–and he’s meticulous enough that it … Continue reading

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Winter trimmings

I like to put just a few decorations out in my front yard for winter.  Not a lot–and I don’t do any Christmas decorations outside–no lights on the house, no Santas on the roof, no Nativities in the yard. I … Continue reading

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