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Tasty Tuesday … Ful Medames

Ful Medames is a Middle Eastern fava bean stew. There are probably as many variations as there are cooks in that corner of the world. I first learned about this dish from a friend who had been born in Egypt. She made it often and […]

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Happy Friday from my Garden!

It’s been a strange week here at my house! Sunday night I felt like something was in my right eye. I didn’t think much of it until Sunday morning when the entire right side of my face started to hurt as if thousands of needles […]

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Sunny … with a chance of poppies

Fluffy … puffy cotton candy clouds, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily drifting away like clouds in the sky. Prickly … tickly tall blades of grass, sweet memories of times past. Warm summer days lazily gazing through poppies up at the sky. The […]

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Tasty Tuesday … Savory Corn Cakes

Early last year I stocked up my pantry with all kinds of things I don’t usually buy. “Those things” would be a few canned vegetables! Since it wasn’t clear how this whole pandemic thing would work out, I thought better safe than sorry, especially as […]

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Happy Friday from my Plum Tree!

The year after planting this plum tree we got a bumper crop of fruit! But ever since, when the tree awakens in the spring there are lots of blossoms, but no fruit. Nontheless, I love this tree! It provides nectar for hummers and mason bees […]

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Tasty Tuesday … Muhammara

Every time I’ve taken this dip to a gathering during pre-pandemic times, it was a huge hit! I’d venture to say that hummus is probably the most famous and popular one of middle eastern dips, judging from my experience in what people bring to gatherings […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from my Garden!

Happy Mother’s Day from my Garden! What better place to be than outside on a lovely day. The garden is starting to show its most beautiful side during this time of spring. The heavenly fragrance of  lilac blossoms attracted the first western swallowtail of the season. […]

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Tasty Tuesday … Green Beans Almandine

Sometimes there’s nothing better than an old-fashioned, tried and true side dish like these green beans. When our kids were still at home I could always count on this dish to be eaten without any complaints. I still make them whenever they come over for […]

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