Monthly Archives: July 2008

A few months ago I bought a cheap bread machine, then was afraid to use it because I had bought a cheap bread machine and it might not work well… I had read reviews online, many of which contradicted each … Continue reading

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I Got It!

All kids want new toys; adults are no different.  Only the toys are different… Remember in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when Veruca Salt whines that she only has cats, dogs, hamsters, etc. but she doesn’t have a squirrel?  Well, … Continue reading

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Best Ice Cream, Ever!

When it comes to ice cream, I’m usually too cheap to buy some soy- or rice-based stuff that I know won’t taste like what I want, which is…. ice cream!  However, I was inspired the other day when it was … Continue reading

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Makeshift dinner actually tastes good

So I don’t know why I made this meal today; I think it started with stuff I wanted to use up.  First I made polenta and then totally messed it up pan-frying it so I spread it out on the … Continue reading

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Exterior Decorating

Well, since they haven’t actually come back, let’s look at the OUTSIDE for a change.  Papa’s flowers are all growing like mad.  The plants that didn’t die from too much water (like the raspberries) are now enjoying the 80+ degree … Continue reading

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OOH! Look!

For ages now (months?) this has been our view of the “old kitchen:”  Actually, the view through our new picture window is so beautiful, in any weather, I’ve been photographing it often.Anyway, today, just before dinner, Lonnie and the guys … Continue reading

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Camping highlights from north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota, Part One

One day we hiked up along the Caribou River to the falls. The river has cut a deep trench. One of many falls along the way. I forget exactly how many steps it took to get to said falls, but … Continue reading

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