Monthly Archives: March 2017

And Then There’s Sam

  Someday, I may figure out why Sam drinks out of Daisy’s water bowl. But then again, maybe I’ll never know. He has his own personal water dish right next to his food bowl. It gets cleaned and filled with … Continue reading

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Wheat Bread Two Ways

  Yesterday, when I blogged about baking bread, a friend asked for the recipe for my basic wheat bread. Since I make that bread on auto pilot and no longer look at a recipe, it sent me back through my … Continue reading

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Daily Bread

Bread is on the rise as I write this. Our standard wheat bread that I make at least once a week. The bread that is so routine that it requires no recipe. A process so common that it requires little … Continue reading

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Much of day to day life falls into a string of routine activities. The trick is to appreciate the routine and mundane as they occur, instead of only after some event that upends the apple cart. Our routine revolves around the … Continue reading

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Confetti Bread (Spiralized!)

  This is basically a simple version of zucchini bread, with a bonus of summer squash and carrots. It’s made even easier by spiralizing the vegetables, instead of grating them, as part of the process. Just chop the spaghetti-like strands into short … Continue reading

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Cauliflower on Pasta

  This recipe transforms a simple head of cauliflower into a savory, garlicky, totally satisfying meatless pasta dish. Serves 4. Ingredients: Medium head of cauliflower 1/4 cup olive oil (divided) 1/4 C dried bread crumbs 1 tsp kosher salt 1/8 to 1/4 … Continue reading

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One Tiny Bud

Harboring a little beacon of hope on a window ledge. Without advanced notice, a tiny impatiens bud unfurled. Hibernating in a house plant’s warm soil, it chose today to bloom. As though called to soothe the  irritation of  the arrival of a … Continue reading

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Revisited

I posted this last year, but it’s that time again and I’ll be making it again tomorrow, so it seems reasonable to post it again. Irish or not, it has to be done. During the week that includes St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Mercurial March

  Mood swings of March.  Sunshine and flowers one day.   Leaden clouds and snow the next. Burst of optimism that settled chairs on the deck squelched by a cover of heavy, wet snow. March weather, however dreadful, viewed as a temporary aberration. Its grasp … Continue reading

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Old School

  I made chicken soup the old fashioned way with chicken on the bone and water. A few carrots, stalks of celery and a couple of onions. Salt, pepper, a little dill weed. Bring to a boil; skim the layer … Continue reading

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