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Entries Tagged as 'family'

Garden family has plenty growing

June 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments · Growing food

Unlike my sisters, I’ve never had much success trying to grow food. In my gardening career, I’ve only had slight success and only twice. Once was with a tomato plant that my daughter started from seed (I think; memory fuzzy here). We must have gotten at least a half-dozen tomatoes, far more than any other […]

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Soup and biscuits make for fine Sunday afternoon

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Food preparation

Kierstin followed her brother by a week and appeared on a cool afternoon to make soup and biscuits. She seems to enjoy the process more than her brother, maybe because she’s older. I was in a bit of a dither when she arrived, since moving my office furniture got delayed until cooking day due to […]

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Lemon granita in winter? Why not!

February 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Lemon granita in winter? Why not! · Food preparation, recipes

You never know what a kid will want, and my nephew wanted lemon granita. Although the icy dessert doesn’t necessarily spring to my mind in winter, it makes a certain amount of sense. First, lemons are in season, more or less, and, second, freezers don’t have to work as hard in winter as they do […]

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Christmas in August brings taco salad, heavenly sugar-mint fruit

August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

My niece at last appeared on my doorstep ready to claim her Christmas present, a cooking session with Aunt Janet. First, we got set up with ingredients and tools and clean hands, of course. Then we went to work. Kierstin, unlike her brother (although maybe it’s an age thing), is very focused on her cooking […]

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