Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stone Bench

What is it about a stone bench that calls to me? Is it the solidity or sense of permanence? Or perhaps enough to be captivated by the sheer beauty of simplicity.

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So It Begins

  So it begins with a splash of yellow. Deck showing signs of promise. Season of sunshine and warmth unfolding like the petals of flowers. Violas now before leaves burst forth to shade the deck; impatiens will follow to thrive in filtered light.

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And Then There’s Sam

  Sam is at my feet as I write. His breathing more snore than purr. His fur more rumpled than before. Grooming seemingly becoming more of a chore. Our crotchety old man who hovers by his bowl and howls in … Continue reading

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Daffodil Days

  Earth Day. A day tinged with a bit of fear at what we could lose if we ignore our role in protecting our environment.   But also a day to pause and wonder at the majesty that surrounds us. To stroll … Continue reading

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Shrimp Over Spiralized Zucchini, Pasta Combo9

This simple shrimp sauté was adapted from a recipe on the Food 52 website entitled, “Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley.” Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined Handful of fresh, chopped, flat leaf parsley 4 cloves … Continue reading

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Shellfish Over Pasta

I was working on a shrimp dish for an upcoming spiralizing class when I remembered this recipe. I actually posted it a couple of years ago, but haven’t made it since. That’s going to change at some point this week, … Continue reading

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Spiralized Cucumber Salad

I adapted this for the Spiralizer from a Cooking Light recipe entitled, “Lemony Cucumber Salad.” It’s light and bright and doesn’t get soggy in the refrigerator, so you can make it hours before you plan to use it. Interesting thing about spiralizing. … Continue reading

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Morning Routine

Have to love these two. They have an unvarying morning routine. Before they head upstairs to settle down for a post breakfast snooze while Frank has his coffee, they stop at the front door. They check to see if Rocky, … Continue reading

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Spiralized Spring

I came across this picture when I was looking for something else and immediately wondered why it had been so long since I’d made this super simple, great dish. With spiralizing, as with many other things I guess, when you move … Continue reading

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The Waiting Season

the waiting season empty moorings bend and bob marking time and space

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