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Week in Pictures

How I love a great set of Before and After shots! On the left you have my husband when he was not yet my husband, here visiting me from Australia in the summer of 2013. The two purplish plants to his right are a purple smokebush and an elderberry. The greenery in front were some black calla lilies and they…

Eco-licious

I cannot WAIT to tear this kitchen up! Nice shape but those upper cabinets are coming out, those ugly-arse countertops are going, and black & vanilla appliances? Um bub-bye… Life gets better as you get on in years? Yes please, I’ll take it! Europe again leading the way with environmental protection, while a dipshit in our community’s Nextdoor page bitch…

Eco-licious

My front garden making me happy… The second half of May is under way…what a trip how time is flying…hope you all are having a lovely Spring (or Autumn, depending on where you are)… What an interesting story about Andre Leon Talley – for those of you who don’t know, he was the right hand man to Anna Wintour at…

Week in Pictures

Hell yeah it’s May in the garden!It makes me misty-eyed to see how much of this we’ll be leaving behind when we sell this, and just hope that whoever the buyer is loves our garden and takes good care of it. (From top left: bee’s friend, snowball bush, rose, pink poppy & borage, allium, dogwood, clematis, bee balm, iris, red…

Happy Birthday Duckies!!!

Our girls are one year old this week!!! Seems like just yesterday we were picking them out online, building the duck coop & run out of repurposed materials, then racing to the post office to pick them up, laughing as we could hear their high-pitched CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP! behind the counter and then setting up their first “house” in a big…

Week in Pictures

Absolutely fantastic weekend, I gotta say. At long last, the reunion with one of my dearest friend happened when my friend M took the train down here from Seattle to visit for the weekend. And, as anticipated, we both saw each other at the station and ran and cried in each others arms. After 18 years apart, it was so…

Week in Pictures

After taking a whole two weeks off from making bread, I couldn’t help myself and tried out another recipe from my How to Make Bread cookbook, this one being an olive & herb bread. Now I’m actually not one of those folks who like the loaves with huge pieces of food mixed up in them (and I do not like…

Holiday in Pictures

Cassoulet for Christmas Eve dinner! For those not familiar with this French comfort food dish, the closest thing I can kind of compare it to is gumbo. You soak white beans overnight (I was a bit short so added a small bit of kidney beans which were fine as well), then boil them in broth with a smoked pork hock,…

Week in Pictures

Oh hell yeah! In a “there’s nothing in the house” whining moment, we realized we have a crap ton of duck eggs and semolina, and that with a pinch of salt meant Dan made us homemade pasta and I grabbed the rest of the chopped bacon from the freezer, mixed it with the last bits of sundried tomatoes from this…