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Sourdough Pancakes (Yum!)

In my household, I am considered an early riser. I get up between 6 and 7, which does not seem early at all to some of you, I know. Today, I decided to make sourdough pancakes, because I can start them early, let them sit until late morning, and then fix a sort of brunch …

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Imperfection Guaranteed

I enjoy spring cleaning, and even more, the result. All the stuff I ignore when it’s too cold out to be motivated to clean, all that is musty and dusty, is replaced by clean freshness and everything seems brighter. Well, I don’t know about you, but that only lasts for a while…suddenly, it’s August. August …

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Father’s Day

There are 2 fathers who are most important in my little world. The first is, of course, my father. Sometimes when he and my brother and I are all together, I marvel at the way our hands look the same, the way my brother’s mannerisms echo my father’s, and wonder if mine do, as well. …

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My Top 5 Foods for a Memorial Day Picnic

Nearly every year, May kicks us so hard that by Memorial Day, we don’t have a plan at all. We end up doing something with family, friends & neighbors at the last minute. But, guess what? It’s still just as fun! It’s nice enough the last Monday in May to eat outdoors, and even to …

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3 Quick Meals From a Rotisserie (Free Range) Chicken

On Sunday, we ate a grand meal with family & friends. I sauteed some asparagus. It was one of those times when I managed to cook it just the right amount of time; everyone thought so! I made so much that I took a substantial amount home to eat later. So, when Monday turned out …

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Easter/Passover Season: No Pink Cloud Salad or Ham, Please

Though the history between Christians & Jews is muddy, at best, it is now possible, in America, for beautiful relationships to exist between the two. My own personal Jewish friends fall into several categories: those born & raised Jewish who are now practicing Jews, those born & raised Jewish but are really not religious now, …

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Lazy Snow Day

The blizzard has taken us by surprise; but then, who is surprised by a snow storm in Colorado in February? And so, the person I was going to interview for my next post is in a nearby town, while my minivan is pretty inaccessible & the roads less than optimal for driving. So, I am …

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Vegetables Incognito (A Recipe, Sort Of)

Flexibility is not just for hamstrings. I like to keep my menus flexible, too. Like so many people, I can get in a rut with meals, so, over the years I’ve figured out how to add in enough variety to generally satisfy the carefree portion of my spirit. Once a week or so, I force …

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Two Nourishing Poems

Art nourishes my soul. It’s something I have known from an early age. My mother saw to it that my brother & I were able to attend symphonies, art exhibits, plays, and poetry readings during our childhood. I could lose myself in playing the piano or creating a piece of art. (I never excelled at …

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What About Milk?

We Americans love our milk, don’t we? Of all the times I’ve seen anyone leaving the grocery store with only 1 or 2 items, they are nearly always carrying a carton of milk. Hardly a day passed in my childhood when I did not have milk at least twice. I nearly always had a bowl …

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