Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tweaking the Boule

Thought I would try adding some whole wheat flour and sunflower seeds to the basic white boule to increase the fiber and nutritive value a bit. I also wanted to play around with the timing. I knew that if I … Continue reading

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Topped with Salad

Learning a basic technique often opens the door to multiple variations. Case in point: cold salad can happily top a hot protein and create a complete meal. Toss that salad with a simple lemon vinaigrette, and you have the start … Continue reading

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Hot and Sour Soup

When I started automatically adding tofu, ground pork and rice vinegar to the grocery list when supplies were getting low, it occurred to me that Mama Chang’s Hot and Sour Soup from Flour Too had become a staple around here. Joanne Chang’s Flour … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

So much for my penchant for easing into the day with a quiet cup of coffee. Enter Sam, the big-mouthed cat. We have a dog who rarely barks, and a cat who makes his presence known on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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Creature of Habit

Sitting here thinking about what a creature of habit I am.  We must have at least ten coffee mugs in the cabinet, but I reach for the same one every morning. I’ll go so far as to rummage through the … Continue reading

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It’s a Poetry Kind of Day

Unseasonably warm today. Bare branches sway with more enthusiasm than they normally show when shrouded in ice and snow. White caps dot the outer harbor. Ice, breaking free, floats in the shallows close to shore. Momentary tease of relative warmth. … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring (However Fleeting)

Irrationally excited about the fact that the temperature is predicted to hover around 50 today. In addition to that, the little sun icon is dancing on the page of the forecast. Yesterday’s rain washed the snow from the deck, clearing … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Corn Bread

Having a slow start today. Trying to motivate myself to take a walk on the treadmill, without much success. Thinking about the corn bread that I left at Mary’s last night. I told her to pass it on to her … Continue reading

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Daisy’s Birthday

Daisy turns six today. If there was ever a case for optimism this is it. Daisy was a beautiful puppy with a will of iron. A little too smart for her own good. Trainers were no match for Daisy, to … Continue reading

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looking at the picture, you might think that this is yet another recipe for cream of broccoli soup, but there’s no cream involved. The creamy base is simply rice, onions, and garlic combined by that unsung hero of the kitchen, the … Continue reading

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