first harvest

The first pick from the garden: Pink Beauty radishes! They were delicious in a slaw with cabbage, cilantro, and green onions. Pink Beauty radishes are fast spring radishes. They are mature at different rates, so hopefully we can stretch out the batch. A definite keeper!

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tiny joy

Written a month ago, I found this incomplete post in my drafts folder. These are likely my favorite flower in our garden for history and brevity of bloom alike: Our dwarf iris love their home here in our garden. They more than double every year, from three modest clumps to rows and rows and rows. […]

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the obsession grows

So begins the next evolution of our garden: indoor starter space. I am following the “Don’t let perfect get in the way of better” approach. For now it is a small steel table against the south wall of the basement, but it is a few steps up from taking half of our in-high-demand counter space […]

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the things I don’t know

Nobody told me that Spice of Life Corningware had loaf pans! Having recently found the 9×13 baking dish, I knew there were likely more pieces I haven’t seen. Knowing this, I plan to move to replace our ordinary modern pyrex baking pans with Spice of Life.

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hobbit house hot cocoa

If anything, this is a hobby and/or lifestyle blog. Although it sometimes includes recipes, I don’t consider it a cooking or food blog. That said, I offer this promise to all of you: you will not have to read through any horrifically long, drawn-out event or memory of my life before you find our recipes. […]

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the final invasion

The temperature climbed just enough. The snow is packable again! The frozen cephalopod broke through the surface of the crisp peaceful snow, laying siege to the ship on the surface, but the snow-crew was not caught unprepared. They learned from their mates’ demises in the previous attack those two years back. The harpoons were kept […]

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return of the snow squid-ish

Yesterday, we got four to five inches of perfect, fluffy, wet, packing snow. I clear our walks and drive, specifically piling all the removed snow onto our retaining wall. I packed a good part of it down as I went and took some time to crave out some basic shapes. Unfortunately, today is colder and […]

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let it – finally – snow

*whew* We almost made it through the entire holiday lighting season without a single day of snow. And what fun would that be? This year I added LED C-9s on ground stakes bordering some of the flower beds. This morning’s snow was enough to completely cover the faceted bulb caps, which is a neat effect. […]

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