Month: November 2013

easy bread

easy as stir, rise, bake! Recently we’ve been seeing ads on TV for a new bread mix ‘now on your grocer’s shelves’. The ads looked very intriguing. So…we bought one! And we got a very nice box – with a packet of active dry yeast,  a packet containing 1 tablespoon of sugar and, last but…

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books

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” _Charles William Eliot My library contains art books, gardening books, several herbals, and a variety of cookbooks. There’s also a collection containing a couple dozen novels that I love to read over…

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happy November

There are only two kinds of people on earth today Two kinds of people, no more I say. Not the rich and the poor, for to know a man’s wealth You must first know the state of his conscience and health, Not the happy and sad, for in life’s passing years, Each has his laughter…

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contentment cottage

Back in the day – before anyone ever heard of  OCD – people like me were called per·snick·e·ty adjective pər-ˈsni-kə-tē : giving a lot of attention to details that are minor or not important. I like that! It’s uncommon. One of my personal goals is to – be uncommon! Mostly I believe I have  succeeded. Frankly,  it’s…

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lavender for the soul

“As rosemary is to the spirit, so lavender is to the soul.” _Anonymous “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way…

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took a walk

“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.” _ Ralph Waldo Emerson Took a long walk over the last couple of years.  Well…at least that’s how I’m looking at it. Almost…

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