Category Archives: food

catching up here in austin

It is raining lightly this morning, something folks in Austin never seem to mind.  No flash flooding, no tropical storms or wind.  Just a calm little rainy morning, overcast and gray. I am going to fill the crock pot with … Continue reading

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montana in the clouds

We headed to Montana last night, for dinner in the clouds and overlooking the Bull River valley.     We were all so happy about the rain.  I’d wondered if the dinner would be cancelled due to smoke or fire … Continue reading

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smoke and pies

Today is Peach Pie Day.  I am going to make and freeze pies until I run out of peaches. Because I bought a case last week, that could take a while.   As you can see, there will be no … Continue reading

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my banjo man is back at the lake

I am so happy.  I can’t stop hugging him. But he doesn’t seem to mind. His plane was landing at 9:30 Monday night, so my first plan was to drive in to Spokane at 7 PM and pick him up, … Continue reading

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corn pig

My good friend Bass Man (aka Boom Boom) Neil of band fame bought me these.  They are the cutest things I’ve seen all summer and they work!   Check it out: I ate sweet corn for dinner three nights in … Continue reading

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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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