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How to have a Sustainable Thanksgiving Holiday

In our family, when it comes to the end of November and those last few crisp and cool days of autumn before winter embraces our ski town, we like to give thanks for the blessings of our harvest, like our massive crop of Honeycrisp Apples, mint and fields of green onions. (But maybe not for …

High Above Mother Russia

A fifteen hour flight halfway around the world would incite boredom in most people. I managed to keep entertained most of the trip between blogging and watching a few on flight movies. More than halfway through our flight on my trip to the toilets I took a peak out the window at the snowy hills …

My Little Chipmunk

My boyfriend calls me his little chipmunk. This is not normally a complement. It’s normally something he says when I’m in the middle of cleaning the house, shaving the cats, making three types of salad dressing at the same time and also roasting some vegetables or possibly making home made cat food. ( Because besides …

Why Im Terrified of Figs, Oh And Also A Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Figs with Brie

  I have a Fig Newton Phobia. Weird I know. But until you have had been forced to make Fig Newton’s at gun point you really can’t understand.      Okay maybe it didn’t happen exactly like that.      One time when I was a child of about seven or eight my mom made the mistake …

Cats… Freedom on the Freeway

    My father is a fan of saving a buck or two. When I was growing up that meant collecting spare cans and never turning on a single light. I’m really good at seeing in the dark. That also means instead of fancy toys, growing up, we had cats, lots of cats. My mom didn’t buy …