Category Archives: STORIES

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: DECEMBER 4, 2013

Wild bunny tracks in fresh snow on a 2º morning

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THE WEEK IN PICTURES, THANKSGIVING 2013

While, yes, the abundance of the week was consumed with shopping for, preparing for, and celebrating Thanksgiving (and its leftovers), we first had to get through yet another surgery for Basil, on the right above.  He has a dreadful, and … Continue reading

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THE WEEK IN PICTURES

A week ago today, virtually to the minute, this was our sky.  What a difference a week makes.  A fast, cold storm blew in on Wednesday.  It began to snow that afternoon. I fell asleep that night to the sound … Continue reading

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: Sunday, 11/17/13

Five-minute breakfast:  leftover multigrain rice warmed in the microwave with  leftover black beans, add a gently poached an egg and a spoonful of salsa.  And NPR.  And coffee. A long walk with two happy dogs.  Actually, a short walk makes … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA LUNCHING

Thank heaven I traveled a day earlier than I’d originally intended.  The daughter and her roommate picked me up at the terminal which 24 hours later would be shut down after a horrible shooting.  But I knew none of that … Continue reading

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FIFTY SHADES OF A SUMMER MORNING

Dear butter, we’re taking a break.  I love you, just not in summer.  You’re either too soft or too hard.  Or too much. Give me olive oil instead.  Always just right.  Neither too obvious, nor too subtle.  Happy to slip … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME TO GO HOME

The wedding was beautiful.  I’d say I’ve never been more proud of my son, but that may be inaccurate; suffice it to say that he was the happiest person alive, which will continue to lend me a warm glow and … Continue reading

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PRE-REHEARSAL PANTRY PANZANELLA

“Congratulations! It’s a cake!” said the daughter as we finished the last tier and shoehorned it into the refrigerator.  She whipped cream in freezer-cold bowls while I brushed each layer with a brandied syrup and filled and iced them with … Continue reading

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GETTING READY FOR A WEDDING

      While the second round of cakes was in the oven this morning (I baked a first batch yesterday afternoon), I stepped out into the back yard with some coffee and a book.  I moved a chair into … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: GRILLED LAMB CHOPS with MINTY QUINOA

I’m still basking in the glow of a beautiful 4th of July.  I was invited back this year to a picnic given by friends who own a ranch in the achingly-beautiful East Rosebud River Valley.  It’s actually Poppy and Esmé … Continue reading

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