Category Archives: Food

Vacation? To a warm and sunny location?

Thanksgiving at the coast ended up being a lot of fun.  Surprisingly, there was very little drama, so little, I can declare the holiday Drama Free.  Hawkeye’s Mom made pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce.  Oh.  My.  God.  It was very good.  … Continue reading

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No More Beans!

Being a vegetarian necessarily means eating a lot of beans and legumes.  Vegetarians have to.  Beans combined with grain make a complete protein and beans are high in fiber, minerals, as well as being low in fat and calories.  I … Continue reading

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17 Years This Month

I didnt realize I’ve been away so long.  Sorry everyone.  I’ve been really stressed about work.  When I get really stressed I have a tendency to completely isolate.  I have so much to share.  The Shipwreck Shawl is finished, I’ve … Continue reading

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The gardening experiment

I’ve learned quite a bit from my little garden this summer.  Peppers seem to grow up.  What I mean is that the end where the flower used to be is pointing almost straight up to the sky.  Cucumber seems to … Continue reading

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Sour Cherry Pie Help!

I am in need of some culinary assistance.  I would say desperate need, but that would sound a little melodramatic.  I’m looking for a sour cherry (pie cherry, tart cherry) pie recipe that I can make without a pie pan.  … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure

I love bread.  I can see why the French called bread “the staff of life”.  There is a big difference between the sandwich bread we buy at the supermarket and hand made bread from a traditional speciality bakery.  Pearl Bakery … Continue reading

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Whipped cream, like frosting, covers many faults

Today, the Universe taught me two things. 1.  Home made, whole milk vanilla pudding is not forgiving.  If you’re making a banana cream pie put it over the banana and crust 20-30 minutes after it’s done.  Do not leave it … Continue reading

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