Category Archives: food

blue gold

It’s huckleberry-picking season here in the mountains.  If you want to pick huckleberries you’d better be prepared for long mountain rides, hikes through the woods and the possibility of encountering a bear or, even worse, other berry pickers. I think … Continue reading

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triplets

Last week Mandolin Ann and Bass Man Neil invited me “up the hill” for a yummy eggplant dinner, with special drinks served on the deck before our meal.  And Ann gifted me with three beautiful eggplants. I love eggplant. The … Continue reading

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blueberry day

Looking at all of these blueberries in my kitchen sink reminded me of the times I would watch my grandmother clean the wild blueberries we’d just picked.  She’d dump them all in the big cast iron sink and ready them … Continue reading

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montana came to lunch

Yesterday’s lunch had been planned for a month!  That’s what you have to do when five busy women want to get together for an afternoon by the lake. The weather cooperated, with sun and clouds alternating above our heads.  The … Continue reading

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it seemed like a good idea at the time

The Funny Grandson delights in discovering how things are made.  After two years of successful jam-making, he asked me if I knew how to make shredded wheat (I discovered later on that it was his favorite cereal and his parents … Continue reading

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company

Can you spot the geese?  There were about twenty adults and babies on the beach yesterday afternoon.  I can’t imagine what they were finding to eat, but they seemed to enjoy the pit stop before plopping back into the lake … Continue reading

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purple soup and the pie hut

I must be back in Idaho if I am having lunch at the Pie Hut. Be still my heart. So why is sweet potato soup purple, you ask?  I have no idea.  Are there purple sweet potatoes in this world?  … Continue reading

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anne with an “e”

I watched all seven episodes of season 1 on Netflix this week.  What a wonderful production!  I cannot recommend it enough.   I don’t know how long we’ll have to wait for season 2, but I hope it won’t be a year.   … Continue reading

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groceries and giggles

Tuesday evening found me spending 4 hours in the Chicago Midway airport. I don’t recommend it. But in one of the gift shops I spotted this book.  Hilarious, right?  I didn’t buy it, but hope to find it in the … Continue reading

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happy mother’s day 2017

It’s rainy and cloudy and windy here in Rhode Island today.   Those of us in my family who intended to get together changed our plans.  We exchanged flowers and pretty cards and hugs yesterday afternoon instead. It’s cold and feels … Continue reading

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