Food on Fridays: Blueberry Mania

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(smaller button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you want to talk about the spinach that lodged between your teeth, that’s great. Posts like that are as … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: We Are Real (and so is the food)

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(smaller button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you want to tell us about the first person who taught you to cook, that’s great. Posts like that are as welcome … [Read more...]

End of an Era

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We used to live in a town with a gorgeous library that I've used and loved since 1988. When we moved a few miles away to our new house eleven years ago, we discovered with shock and dismay that we're just over the line in another library's district. We loved and used our original library so much, we … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Zucchini Recipes

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(smaller button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you want to research plantains or papayas, that's great. Posts like that are as welcome as menus and recipes. … [Read more...]

Weeds Mean Work

Overgrown fence row on Dad's farm

My parents purchased their farm in the mid-1970s from Mr. Hayden, one of those wiry old farmers who was fully dressed at the crack of dawn, hoeing the garden, gathering eggs, scooping grain into the manger for the cows, and checking the fences.Fences need to be checked regularly to be sure they are … [Read more...]

This or That?

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My son was humming a tune when he walked past me. I was seated at the kitchen table, flipping through the entertainment section of the Wall Street Journal.For fun, I looked up and posed a series of questions to see if I'm tracking with his top interests ... something like "This or That." "I've got a … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

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(smaller button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you just want to confess that you just ate the last Girl Scout thin mint cookie in the house, go for it. … [Read more...]

Wherever You Send Us, We Will Go

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My dad phoned on Saturday asking if we could help him with a rental unit. The renter moved out, and Dad needed help cleaning and hauling some trash and tree branches. But more than anything, Dad needed someone to examine the crawlspace. A year or two ago, Dad actually tried to squeeze under there. … [Read more...]

Food on Fridays: It's Alive!

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(smaller button below)Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome—though we love to try new dishes, your post doesn’t have to be a recipe. If you just want to record your daughter singing, "I like apples and bananas," that’ll do just fine. … [Read more...]

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