Month: May 2012

bloggers viewpoint

As I’ve mentioned before – any day I don’t learn something new is a sad day.  That’s one of my personal points of view. Today I learned a new word. Yahoo quoted a news anchor who called a prominent politician a ”bloviating ignoramus.” I’m mostly not into news..none of it’s good. I’m into the Good News about…

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happy memorial day

It’s COLD! A cloudy and 52° Memorial Day weekend here in our Central California valley. Not the first time I can recall it being cold on this Holiday weekend. My mind travels back to weekends spent in a tent at 7,000 feet above sea-level in the Colorado Rockies.  Now that was miserable. No way to get…

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grosbeak bath

Our garden bird bath is a source of ever-changing, ever-entertaining delight.  It sets just off the front steps, surrounded by sedum, soaking up full sun most of the day. The branches of the guava and the fence offer protection for passing visitors. The constantly running water is simply too inviting to pass up. And so, we have an…

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searching

Father God, I come for Your anointing, to be freshly renewed in Your image, filled with Your creativity and wisdom. Open my mind to receive Your inspiration, and open my heart to increase my love for You, myself and others. Bind my feet to the path You have chosen for me. Lord Jesus, I desire…

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Nana’s biscotti

This morning my mouth wanted Biscotti for breakfast!  Guess what?  No Biscotti in the freezer. That means I’m gonna have to bake! I haven’t baked Biscotti for months, even though Laurie asked me to post the recipe months ago!  Okay – let’s just kill two with one here: I get my craving satisfied and Laurie…

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‘tato salad & legs

It’s official… Summer’s here! Saturday I made Potato Salad. Sunday dinner was Fried Chicken and ‘tato Salad. That may sound like overkill, when talking about cooking for two, but it doesn’t have to be.  We both enjoy these two summer-time classics.  We can’t possibly finish off a full-blown picnic recipe of Potato Salad within what I…

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tee house

“Do you like this house? ” D asked me. “Ooo, yes!!!  I love it. But won’t that be really dificult to put on a tee-shirt?” Nope! And here’s proof. He dyed the shirt a soft tea (pun intended) tan, then drew the adorable house in brown! I love ! From now on it’s my Sunday…

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herbs to dry

This was a cool dry morning so we harvested the herbs. Here’s the herb bed…after harvest. The before shot is HERE if you missed it. I harvested the Lavender awhile back, leaving enough for a dried herb rack. The rest of our harvest will be dried for various uses over the fall and winter. Chives: I…

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makin’ pizza

Dad & the Wookie makin’ pizza Tonight was pizza night in our kitchen.  It goes like this: First I put the pizza stone in the oven and start heating it to 425° F.  Next I mix the dough: Pizza Dough proof 1 pkg active dry yeast in 2/3 cup warm water, with 2 teaspoons raw…

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