Category Archives: Gardening

How does your garden grow 2012

Week 1 So many times I’ve tried to keep a garden journal and have failed miserably. This year I thought I’d take a different approach. A photo journal. What do you think? So, just a couple of days after planting … Continue reading

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Spring cleanup all around

We’ve had such a beautiful run of spring days that I’m not getting much quilting/sewing done, because, as usual, yard work is so much fun in the spring. Hard, but fun. Considering there was a freeze last night, today has … Continue reading

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It’s that time again…

in Northern Michigan. to fall. It’s that time of year to cut back and clean up. everywhere. That includes cutting back the ever producing Green Zebras and finishing them off. We were totally shocked and surprised that it stood up … Continue reading

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How I make a basic Marinara

Get your skillet smoking hot and add a twirl of olive oil. Sprinkle in some cayenne pepper flakes, cook just until your eyes start to burn or if you remembered to turn on the vent fan until the air is spicy. … Continue reading

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In one of my past lives..

I am sure I was a pioneer.  I may have even lived in a little house on the prairie. Oh, how I had a special connection to that book, as a child.  They could do and make anything and were … Continue reading

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My ever changing view

So last week, Peter was reclaiming what Mother Nature was thinking was hers. Our house to the left.  This is actually taken at an angle and is our neighbor’s overgrown *out back*. And a wintry view from out deck.  (Hi, … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday #8

Been traveling since last Thursday and just got in a couple of hours ago. SO what did I get accomplished since last week???  Not blogging, obviously… I know, I know….  I’ve been talking about this for weeks, but remember, I’m … Continue reading

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What do you think sunshine tastes like?

It’s that time of year when the Farmer’s Markets are overflowing with everything under the sun.  Most of the time we go just for something to do, interesting farmers to talk to, bustling shoppers with their cool shopping baskets and … Continue reading

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How to eat like an Italian

Start your day, early, at the Farmer’s Market choose a beautiful variety of heirloom tomatoes.  Include some of your own, if you have them.  The Green Zebra, on the right, is from our deck. After cubing your tomatoes heavily douse … Continue reading

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Friday Funday!

Tara, this one’s for you! Tara’s Terrific Grapefruit Mint Margarita 1 shot simple syrup 4 shots fresh grapefruit juice 3 shots tequila 1 shot lime juice Muddle 16 smaller mint leaves with the simple syrup and grapefruit juice.  Then roughly … Continue reading

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