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Spring Rolls in Winter

Spring rolls are something we all love and don’t get around to making very often, although we should…they aren’t really difficult at all! Last weekend, before my younger daughter left for a short out of country visit, we gathered in the kitchen and worked together chopping vegetables, singing Christmas songs, and delighting in the fact that we were all together–something that may not always be the case as lifestyles and career choices pull us in various directions. 182 more words

Year-round Gardening

A Wilder Thanksgiving: Part 2

The Five Contemplations*:

This food is the gift of the whole universe,
The Earth, the sky, and much hard work.
May we eat in such a way as to be worthy…

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Bloom Where You're Planted

Fast Food from...the pantry?

Today was crazy. As soon as our feet hit the floor it was non-stop all day. Parcels to wrap, orders to mail, classes to attend, hay to load, business supplies to pick up, etc., etc., We had been saving all our errands to do on one day; today.  300 more words


When life gives you pumpkins...!

It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn: a nip is in the air; the sky is a different shade of blue; the leaves have begun to change color and fall; the wisps of smoke from a few chimneys are swirling in contrast to the heavy dew laden mornings; and, pumpkins are everywhere–in the fields and on front porches! 348 more words


It was summer nevermore at Baltimore's R. House

R. Bar — the chic centerpiece of Baltimore’s food court for grownups and grownups at heart: R. House — had a delightful little shindig this afternoon to roll out its new seasonal cocktail menu.  430 more words


Map it out

When I began planning my spring garden, I bought a graph paper composition book, a new packet of colored pencils, and a small straight edge. I laid the seed packets out on the kitchen table and began figuring out “what” could go “where”  (smiles). 395 more words


Classic American elegance at Maryland’s Milton Inn [classic article]

As first seen in Epoch Times

The Milton Inn has been a favorite restaurant of “Maryland’s ladies and gentlemen” for over 65 years, in a fieldstone house dating over 275 years. 347 more words