Category Archives: Garden

May Cook the Books! Tarts, Favas, and Soups- Review and Wrap-up: Tender

Well that title sure was a mouthful! Yowsa! But, at any rate, we are closing out another productive month of Cook the Books after exploring Tender by Nigel Slater.  Did you follow along at home? Have you used any of … Continue reading

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Garden Hopscotch and Games

Like most 5-year-olds, our daughter (can I still call her the Babylady?) loves to move. Bounce. Run. Dance. Swim. Climb.  It doesn’t really seem to matter what she is doing, the girl basically loves to move and be active in … Continue reading

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Cook the Books! May: Tender with Nigel Slater

It is stunning in Seattle at the moment. Sun. Warmth. As soon as I have this post up, I’ll be retiring to the garden to prep, weed, fiddle, and poke around. Or I will cuddle up on my gorgeous orange … Continue reading

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Love and Hope in the Garden

Or, Buds, Blooms, and New Growth. Years ago I wrote a post titled “Hope is a Bulb.” I was feeling sad about the world. Sad about hatred and ignorance. Sad about violence. Helpless in the face of so much pain … Continue reading

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March Cook the Books! Roasted Halibut and Wrap-Up!

We did it! Despite my fears, I cooked seafood multiple times in one month! I did it! Good Fish (by Becky Selengut) certainly fit the bill for expanding my horizons! Another great Cook the Books! month! The Cooking: I started … Continue reading

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