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Lessons learned in the kitchen

Thursday, May 11, 2006

I don’t remember when I made my first cake or when my mother first gave me advice about cooking. As for my early experiences with baking, I remember the 4-H project on breads and pastries that I worked on the summer I was 7.

Pet week

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Soothing is the contented purring of a friendly cat – its companionship helping me forget my problems and warming me by its cozy comfort.

Welcome Spring!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Warmed by the sun, my bare arms feel free in the fresh spring air, and the heat that builds in my van reminds me of warmer days ahead.

Sparks From Over The Hill

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I made up my mind years ago that I’d probably never own a new car. It’s not that I would mind flaunting its perks as I drive around, but the final answer for the math behind a new vehicle purchase is too impractical for my style, even if I could afford one.

Fending off an Easter rabbit

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I stopped in my local Tractor Supply Co. store to return a plastic flooring insert that did not fit our small rabbit cage.

The Whats and Whys of “Soy-ize”

Thursday, April 6, 2006

I’ve had a box of tofu on the shelf for several weeks. I put off using it because Mark still remembers the time he tried it in a Japanese restaurant and thought it was weird – big on texture but small on flavor.

The Rabbit Died

Thursday, March 30, 2006

No, this isn’t about a pregnancy test (that old expression is obsolete, anyway). We gathered on the other side of our creek-that’s-only-a-creek-when-it’s-good-and-rainy.

I’ll Blame The Media

Thursday, March 23, 2006

When I take a good look at all the stuff I’ve accumulated at my house that I don’t really have room for – things I juggle around, work around, should clean around – I always think, “what could make me believe I needed these things?” Instead of examining my own weaknesses, I’m going to blame our media.

Smart cookies

Thursday, March 9, 2006

A rap on my kitchen door told me that our neighbor Zoe was outside. She’s developed a bold, persistent knock, probably because there is such a delay before one of us answers.

Making the Bee; Removing the Sting

Thursday, March 2, 2006

A few weeks ago, my eighth grader casually mentioned that she was one of two representatives from her classroom in the school spelling bee.


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