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Archive for 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

After going through the pictures on my camera that I had yet to upload to the computer and realizing that they were nearly all of food, I’ve made the new year’s resolution to take more photos of people. But in the mean time, here are some of the things I’ve been cooking up. Back in […]

things that make me excited in the fall

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

raking leaves hot apple cider hot apple cider and donuts finding lots of worms living in my compost pile squash making soup eating soup perfect crocheting weather surprise 60 degree days costumes candy corn new sweaters morning runs leaves blowing across the road

Cold Air Warm Kitchen or Long Time Fan, First Time Canner

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Way back towards the beginning of October, when early frost warnings were threatening, I decided to try my hand at canning the lovely harvested veggies that I had sitting around in piles to big to hope to be eaten in time. All I did was hot process, the pressure process is still a bit intimidating […]

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Around here we always celebrate the last bit of summer and onset of fall with a Garlic Party. That’s right, folks. A party dedicated to garlic. Pot-luck style. This year my family contributed fettuccine alfredo with bacon and spinich, deep fried ravioli, papaya-lime-garlic goat kabobs, pesto stuffed mushrooms, and garlic and apple pie to the […]

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

I’m still confused as to why the CW (which I’m pretty sure was the WB before I left, and so continues to be in my mind) has decided to remake all of those mildly trashy teen and twenty-something night time soap operas from the early nineties – 90210, and now Melrose Place? I rarely watch […]

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Starting two jobs two months ago meant I had to put a lot of things on hold as I got my schedule figured out, adjusted to longer days and less sleep. Now things are a bit more comfortable, and I’ve found time once again to run, read, garden, research grad school, keep up with friends, […]

Guerrilla Pear Mission

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The neighbor house has been vacant for a year and a half. Years and years ago, an elderly woman with a green thumb lived there and kept a wonderful fruit garden, the spoils of which she would often send over to my family. Now all that remains is two very prolific pear trees. One wall […]

And in July the Garden Exploded

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

While the weather in Minneapolis this summer has been cooler and drier than usual, the plants in my little backyard garden soldier on, and bounty is forthcoming! Thursday, after returning from a Detroit/Love getaway, I returned to these beauties in the garden. Unfortunately, I think that may be the total of the broccoli that I […]

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Once upon a time a girl was planting her starter seedlings in preparation for the upcoming planting season. As she rummaged through a junk drawer, she came across a packet of cherry tomato seeds and thought, “Hmm, I’m not sure when these were even bought, but I like cherry tomatoes. I’ll give them a pot […]

Argyle! Crochet! Sweatervests! oh my

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Finally, the crochet project I have been working on for the past 3 months is complete. And I’d say it turned out pretty hott. Although it’s the same shape as all the sweater vests I made while in TZ, it took much longer because of the color pattern. I had to completely develop the pattern […]