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Quiet Pear Tree

QUIET PEAR TREE We leave for work early most mornings, feeling rushed and late.  Work is hard, especially on Mondays with backups from the weekend business.  We get home later to find household and lawn chores, homework to help with, the news, … Continue reading

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Cow Talk

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Five O’clock on Thursday, a friend summons me to her farm.  Excited, I rush from my day to find her 12 miles away at the back of her house on a plank that overlooks green rolling hills dotted with cheerful … Continue reading

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Fresh, Healthy Quinoa Salad

So it’s January 1, 2013.  Once again we start the “Let’s Get Healthy” plan for the year.   I found some organic black Quinoa in the cabinet and began to assemble a healthy salad.  After cooking the quinoa, a product … Continue reading

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Avocado – plain and simple

For years I have been preparing guacamole using a complicated recipe with many ingredients mixed in a food processor.  Each time I made it however, my youngest son would ask me to omit an item like, sour cream, then chili … Continue reading

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Basil, tomato, cheese toss

Fresh from the garden, cherry tomatoes with chopped basil, both picked and washed right before preparing and serving.  Add some chopped mozzarella or other soft cheese, toss in vinegar, lemon or lime and olive oil, salt and pepper, then add … 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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Tulips

Distraction from my meditative walks. I’ve been walking in this park (Arbor Lodge) for years but rarely stop to smell the tulips, lilacs or roses.  But today, I smelt them, touched them and laid down with them; a definitive crazy … Continue reading

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Raid the Cabinets

It’s time to “Raid the Cabinets.”  That’s right.  Use what you have.  See whats it in those cabinets and create something beautiful, healthy and delicious!  I went to the cabinet searching for something… something….Hum.  A can of artichokes, some tuna, … Continue reading

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Women on Main

Women on Main In a small Nebraska river town there is a humming of women investing in small businesses.  First just a few, then a few more, until soon the hum will break out into full song.  The rhythm conducted … Continue reading

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