Monthly Archives: May 2012

What to do with the Pits?

The pits can be a warm solution to a tired neck, a cold solution for a bump on the head or responsible for that hint of fruit flavor in vinegar. Today I climbed a ladder to begin picking perfectly red … Continue reading

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Inside an Antiquarium

Drive over soft curvy hills, covered with green, gold, distant patterns, East on Highway 136 from Auburn, NE, just West of the Missouri River to find a small town populated with artists, intellectuals, philosophers, musicians, writers and poets.  Brownville, Nebraska … Continue reading

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The Rose Asset

Roses seem so formal, so proper, for many important occasions.  They are generally pricey at the shop but a universally meaningful gift.   The reason I love roses is for their fragrance and colorful blooms from spring to fall.  They … Continue reading

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Artichokes

For several years, my sisters and I had Artichoke cooking competitions during the holidays.  We stopped competing, primarily because once I perfected stuffed artichokes, I never wanted to cook them any other way. So for years thereafter, I brought the … Continue reading

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Shortbread

You almost always have the ingredients for Shortbread in your cabinet.  But… the pan… I finally ordered a short bread pan because I just love short bread with coffee, wine, fruit or just stag.    It’s less than a cake, … Continue reading

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