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September 27, 2018

Follow One Skillet Supper   This has become one of our most favorite meals; yes, it is tasty, but I also really appreciate how easy it is to throw this dinner together. In my home, I am infamous for finding ways to add vegetables to our diet, inconspicuously!  Thus, things like...
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Nature

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September 24, 2018

Follow The Fenway Victory Garden – Boston     “The Fenway Victory Gardens are the only remaining, continuously operating World War II Victory Gardens in the United States. Founded in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration, it was one of over 20 million victory gardens responsible for nearly half of all the...
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Remembering Nine-Eleven

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September 11, 2018

Follow Remembering Nine-Eleven     As I have already shared on these pages, we have made pilgrimages to the three Nine-Eleven Memorials where this nation was attacked, on September 11, 2001. Each site offers a unique perspective and helps us to honor those who were murdered, and reminds us that we...
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Food

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August 25, 2018

Follow Patty Pan The Underutilized Squash I happen to love patty pan squash; actually, I am a fan of squash period.  I first discovered patty pan, at a farmer’s market, in California, drawn to it by its scalloped edges and size.  I remember it was priced very reasonably, which completely mattered...
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Nature

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July 28, 2018

Follow Memory Gardening I love plants; my Mother turned me into a gardener, as a child, telling me, as I have already shared on these pages, that playing in the dirt was good for my nerves. I would be lying if I said that I do not buy plants, but if...
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Guest Author

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July 22, 2018

Follow Words of Children It was an unseasonably cool but sunny Saturday morning in early May; still a few hours from midday. I’d just run to Ace Hardware for some knickknack or another for whatever projects were on my workbench in various stages of completion. The great thing about the Ace...
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Action

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July 11, 2018

Follow National Human Trafficking Hotline Usually, when we stop for take-out, Kate goes inside to order and or pick-up the food; but this stop, at a restaurant we have frequented before, fell on me. After ordering and paying for our food, I stepped aside from the busy counter, as the restaurant...
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Nature

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June 26, 2018

Follow The Topiary Garden   This garden in Columbus, Ohio, depicts Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon On the Ile De La Grande Jatte.    I love not only the idea for this unique garden, but also its execution; I hope you find a bit of inspiration, for your own garden —...
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Food

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June 18, 2018

Follow Fried Chicken   My Mother, and her mother before her, both had a knack for frying chicken; a Sunday dinner favorite.  The first time I made fried chicken was when I was in junior high school, and my Home Economics teacher introduced me to buttermilk battered chicken.  I was fascinated...
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Public Square

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June 11, 2018

Follow “1930’s Family Camping: York Beach, Maine At Home on the Road”     I unexpectedly happened upon this exhibit, at the Smithsonian, and found myself taking a moment to savor a piece of both familiar and foreign history. One of the things I first noticed, when driving through Maine, many...
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