Monthly Archives: June 2017

Better Day for Daisy

  So many of Daisy’s fans expressed concern after yesterday’s blog that I felt that an update was in order. Things are brighter around here this morning. Miss Daisy is definitely feeling much better. Her mobility has improved significantly. She … Continue reading

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Another Chapter in the Daisy Saga

  Daisy is currently sleeping off the effects of a day at the Vet’s. She woke up yesterday morning with a pronounced limp. It seemed to be a joint issue in her right front leg, but it was hard to … Continue reading

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Crowded Cloud

If I were to classify this blog as to type, it would have to be labelled a cautionary tale. Anything posted on line will remain. It lives on in the “cloud.” In a fit of frustration, after yet another disturbing, … Continue reading

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Any Day

  “On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi Could be any day, if we choose to make it … Continue reading

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Easing Into Summer

  Humidity has arrived. Subtle still, but palpable. That slight (and soon, not so slight) heaviness in the air that means summer near the water. Not many umbrellas on the Seacrest side of Old Silver Beach. That will change more … Continue reading

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Sam’s Litterbox Challenge

Sam is almost seventeen. He’s basically a good cat. Howls a lot, but we’ve learned to live with that. Has a tendency to seek out my son-in-law’s clothes and pee on them, so we’ve learned (the hard way) to keep … Continue reading

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Handful of Herbs

Summer in a bowl. A shower of herbs still warm from the sun tossed into seasonal greens. Shreds of tarragon and basil and oregano and parsley elevating simple greens. A flavor burst in every bite.

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Most Requested Recipe

  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 … Continue reading

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Olive Bread

    I’ve been trying various additions to the basic recipe in Alexandra Stafford’s amazing cookbook, Bread Toast Crumbs. Adding a half cup of chopped kalamata olives produces a total winner. The original recipe for basic peasant bread is sized to … Continue reading

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Elusive Sunshine

Out early in the morning, camera in hand,  on a quest to capture sunshine. An elusive entity this soggy spring. The world is lush and green. Its thirst quenched  by the generous gift of water. But it’s June. Time for sun … Continue reading

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