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Incremental Summer

  Spring is a slow crawl on our shores, more tease than actual season. Baby steps instead of strides as we tip-toe our way to summer. An umbrella rises over an outdoor table. Flowers cascade from planters. Basil thrives in newly … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Sharing a bread recipe is tricky. Amounts of flour and liquid, timing of the rise and the bake are all subject to variables of temperature, humidity and peculiarities of one’s oven. Having said that, this recipe is worth sharing. My … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (May 17 – May 23)

A week when Wendy MacNaughton’s post on Instagram became my screensaver and my mantra. A week when sunrise dispelled the darkness and welcomed the day shortly after 5 AM. A week of buttercups nodding in the fields, and a flat … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (May 10 – May 16)

  A week that began with a Mother’s Day bouquet and lobsters to mark the occasion. Another week when the “Groundhog Day” nature of life caused the days to blur into sameness. Relieved only by the riotous bursts of color … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (May 3 – May 9)

  A week when a tall tree was reduced to a stump. When sunlight called leaves to begin to unfurl and flowers to burst from buds. A week when a natural archway beckoned us to follow a path, and reflections on … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (April 26 – May 2)

  A soggy week that welcomed May in a much needed burst of sunshine. A week of venturing out with protective masks in place. A week of celebrating a birthday in a car train with tooting horns replacing celebratory toasts … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (April 19 – April 25)

A week when raindrops fell and perennials broke ground. A week when diversity ruled in bread making. When oatmeal-sunflower and cornmeal-honey  provided variety when the days of the week blurred. A week when rock walls and stone benches at a local farm … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (April 12 – April 18)

A week when the kitchen birds wore their necklaces as a symbol of hope on this Easter like no other. A week when a sourdough starter named April bubbled with enthusiasm and joined with flour, water and salt to produce … Continue reading

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Week at a Glance (April 5 – April 11)

A week of donning protective masks. Gingham bandits at the grocery store. Another week of gratitude for the open spaces that provide respite from the shelter in place edict. A week of bread and the wonder of sourdough. The living, … Continue reading

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English Muffins (Sourdough)

  I adapted this recipe from a King Arthur Flour cookbook that was published in 1970. It was the first recipe that I made with the sourdough starter that my friend, Gail, was kind enough to share with me. The … Continue reading

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