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November 28th

Insect Death; Winter Storm

3:30 p.m. It has rained most of the night; in the afternoon, a major winter storm comes through the valley; and there is six inches of snow in the canyon, as I begin my jog into moderate falling snow blown by a strong wind. 353 more words


a sushi handroll feast! . . .

Our family gathered yesterday for a sushi handroll meal. I cooked up a batch of brown and black rice, added vinegar/sugar while it was still warm and stored it in a wooden bowl with a damp kitchen towel on it before we used it to make sushi maki and handrolls. 97 more words

Life & Spirit

Winter salad -- Watercress, pears and blue cheese

A delicious, elegant dinner party first course.  I served for Thanksgiving.  Pears are in season; watercress is a welcome bright green as Winter is setting in in the Northeast US. 127 more words


Concrete blocks with green prints

A little experiment with green prints and concrete.

At first I made wooden molds and I printed different designs into them.

I proceeded very carefully to fill the molds up with concrete, making sure not to damage the prints. 90 more words


Pulled lamb and jewelled couscous

The lamb in this takes a while to cook but the whole recipe is dead simple. It’s worth making a fair bit so that you can get a couple of meals out of it. 168 more words


Spinach & Watercress Pesto Gnocchi with Roasted Tomatoes


  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Rocket
  • Cottage cheese or cream cheese
  • Pine nuts
  • Basil
  • Chilli flakes
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Gnocchi


  1. Put the tomatoes and unpeeled garlic cloves into the oven with a little olive oil and seasoning.
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Food & Nutrition