Category Archives: Community

People pulling together

Old Recipes, New Recipes

Susan at Our French Oasis recently published a recipe both for mince pies and their filling. It was too tempting to resist. I have long had my grandmother’s recipe for mock mince meat, which was quite tasty. Still, when I … Continue reading

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A Lovely Day Out

Yesterday I went with my friend Les to pick up her wine order at Paradise Springs Winery outside Clifton, Virginia. We planned to stop in Clifton, which is an old town with a history of railroading and lumber. It has … Continue reading

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Ah, the Joys of Thanksgiving Weekend

I must say, Thanksgiving weekend was fabulous. A good dinner with friends; sleeping in; getting my 40 year old recipe book reorganized and the new recipes that had been stuffed in the front or back put on pages and inserted … Continue reading

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Pause, Cook, Enjoy

If I’m thinking straight, Thanksgiving is a time to take stock of the year, make course corrections and give thanks for the good fortune of family, friends, work, a home, and a generally optimistic outlook, which can help with the … Continue reading

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Fall Cleanup–In Stages

I have a lot of work to do in the garden. We had a hard frost on Friday and I did not go beforehand to get the last of the peppers and tomatoes. Ah well. I did get in there … Continue reading

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Transitioning to Deepest Fall

I didn’t get to the garden this weekend. There was too much going on Saturday, and Sunday was wet and cool. But I thought of some photos I took in late summer that I never shared because I wasn’t blogging. … Continue reading

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Sorry I Haven’t Written

Goodness. It’s been almost three months since I wrote a post for the blog. It’s been almost as long since I visited other blogs regularly. Honestly, I’ve really had only the energy to go on Twitter once in a while. … Continue reading

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