Category Archives: food

tuesday morning in kansas

We are moving slowly this morning. In an hour or two we will leave Garden City and head closer to Red Cloud, Nebraska where we will experience all things Willa Cather. We’ve been touring an amazing part of the country. … Continue reading

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there is always more pie

Wednesday was the day that Will and I headed to town for our annual Pie-Hut-And-Shopping afternoon. First stop: Pie Hut. They offer a soup, salad and pie combo that is irresistible. Will had the peanut butter chocolate pie and I … Continue reading

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oktoberfest, 2021

Saturday was the most rain we’d had in one day since January 12. At least, that was what the Spokane weatherman said on his broadcast Saturday night. We needed it. Desperately. But it certainly put a damper on the annual … Continue reading

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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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down at the marina

We ate dinner down here at the nearby floating restaurant (known as “The Floater”) last weekend. The four of us strolled along the pier and gawked at the boats after wolfing down a wonderful meal. Shrimp, fettucini, steak, pork chops–oh, … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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This is the Summer of Basil. I took this picture three weeks ago, so double it in your mind and then you will have an idea how much basil I am growing. I wish I knew what I was doing … Continue reading

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livin’ the good life with the peach man

This is how I spent my weekend. Result? Seven quarts and seven pints of canned peaches, six pints of apricots and 14 pints of apricot jam. When I shared this accomplishment with my friend Kathy From Montana, she cried, “You’re … Continue reading

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waiting for raindrops

As I sit here looking out the dining room windows all I can see are clouds. Or maybe it’s smoke. There’s a whiff of that in the air. We are waiting for some rain, forecast by the weather app on … Continue reading

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peach man, 2021

I have been to the Peach Man twice now, because that’s what I do at 9 AM on summer Thursday mornings. But no one in this house ever wants to see another cherry again. Or at least not until 2022. … Continue reading

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