Monthly Archives: May 2016

And So It Begins

Watching the sun rise in the eastern sky. Thinking of lines from “Freshen the Flowers, She Said” by Mary Oliver: Fifteen minutes of music with nothing playing.

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Hummus With Roasted Garlic

The simple process of roasting does amazing things to garlic. It mellows out the sharp bite and makes it almost sweet. Anytime the oven will be hot for about an hour, it’s simple to cut off the top of a … Continue reading

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New Lease on Life

    Frank is not a member of the throw away society. Instead of tossing the sadly decayed Adirondack chair, he painstakingly disassembled it; used the old pieces as a template, and remade it with pressure treated wood. Happy to … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake Revisited

This recipe requires a yearly update. It’s that good! It’s one of those simple recipes that you will find yourself making over and over. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches all work beautifully. Choice determined by whatever is ripe and ready at the … Continue reading

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Cautionary Tale

I neglected to add the required salt to a corn muffin recipe yesterday. It’s amazing the difference a tiny bit of salt can mean to a finished product. The muffins looked much more appealing than they tasted. But the cautionary tale … Continue reading

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A Cape Staple: Clam Chowder

Hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is within sight. The line of traffic will begin its slow crawl over the bridges in a little more than a week from now. Avoiding that traffic is one of the joys of actually … Continue reading

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Salad Season (Spiralized)

I like the fact that I was able to use a number of different blades to create different shapes and textures that make the salad more interesting. English cucumbers can be spiralized very successfully using the slicing blade. If you … Continue reading

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The Ivy

  Dragged a rocking chair out on the deck. Early morning too beautiful to waste waiting for the official deck chairs to be free of moisture from last night’s rain. Sky so blue it almost hurts to look at it. … Continue reading

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Early In the Season

Just thinking that when Spring finally decides to visit the Cape, it happens fast. Almost while we watch, azalea bushes sprout glossy buds, and a canopy of leaves shades once barren areas. Open windows welcome breezes into winter weary rooms, and the deck beckons us … Continue reading

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Song of Summer

Once again in its rightful spot on the deck. Our weathered wind chime singing a song of summer with every passing breeze to the tune of tinkling sea glass. 

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