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Flying Saucers in the Garden!

I’ve mentioned these wee beauties before, but they deserve their own post. This is my third year planting extraterrestrials in the garden. Flying Saucers is an unusually shaped variety of scallopini (aka patty pan squash), developed in 2000. 161 more words


Summer Soups and Stews

One of the nicest things about the end of summer are those autumnal days that make me crave hearty soups and stews–dishes I haven’t particularly wanted to eat in the heat of summer. 126 more words


Let's Be Real About Sewing

Okay.  I made a shirt.  It turned out terrible.  I’m not exaggerating, it looked awful and was not something anyone would wear willingly.  There were okay things about it like it hung nicely, the sleeves were both the same length, and it did look vaguely like the picture on the package.   425 more words


Crazy Cake Season: Cake #3

This is the ‘adult’ cake of the season. He asked for something along the lines of devil’s food cake–chocolate and cherries. He was expecting an ordinary layer cake. 49 more words


Beet Risotto

Ever searching for healthier ways to feed my family, I have been experimenting with all kinds of recipes. This beet risotto (accompanied by beef crumbles) is actually quite nutritious & filling; a new family favorite at our house! 456 more words

Cooking & Baking

Zucchini Tomato Tart

I knew what I wanted for dinner this evening. I remembered seeing the photo of it in one of our cookbooks. I remembered making it once, ages ago–a tomato zucchini tart. 195 more words


The price of the beach

We spent yesterday at the beach–sun, sand, and surf!

It was glorious.

Today I paid for it.

Not in sunburn or sand in my shorts, but in work. 280 more words