Monthly Archives: January 2010

Quinoa Soup

It’s not as good as Andrea’s, maybe, but still pretty darn good:I sauteed chopped carrots, garlic and celery in olive oil, then added water, cauliflower florets, chopped green beans from our freezer, red quinoa and a can of small red … Continue reading

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Change of pace

Pizza.  We had lots of pesto in the freezer.  It looked much greener before I baked it.  Delicious anyway.

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How we spend our evenings

When we were socked in below zero F for a week or so, we kept hearing about some weather phenomenon called the Arctic Oscillation.  Whatever it was, it meant that it was warmer up north than it was down south… … Continue reading

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More thoughts of those who have passed….

So yesterday would have been my brother’s 49th birthday.  Today at school I was surprised by a "birthday" treat from a co-worker.  I’d forgotten that I list my "school birthday" as January 18th, which started to remember him and be … Continue reading

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Garden Art

If you’re a serious gardener, you’ll know just from looking at these carrots that they should have been thinned earlier, or planted in sandier soil, or whatever.  If not, you might just think we got really really creative with our … Continue reading

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Cold days, hot soup

My oven is fixed!!!!  And I have baked some stuff — muffins, enchiladas, potatoes — but it’s been so cold, these days we just can’t get enough soup.  On Sunday, for instance, it was -15F when we woke up!  Every … Continue reading

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What’s the opposite of “dashing?”

……. because whatever it is, that’s what we did through the snow to get to work, and through even more of it to get home.  The National Weather Service had predicted 3 – 5", but this was definitely much more….here’s … Continue reading

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