Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ate the hors d’oeuvre, waiting for the main course

It looks like the feast part of my life has begun–or at least, the menu has been passed out. Because of the nature of Door County, and because of the lifestyle George and I have chosen, we live a feast-or-famine … Continue reading

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Finally–no spitting necessary

My old doctor from years ago had some disheartening food advice for me. “If it tastes good, spit it out,” he said. I don’t think I took him seriously. I’ve since learned that many other doctors, wise guys at heart, … Continue reading

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No plain food, please

I scooped up a forkful of my husband’s and my latest cooperative food effort, and looked at it for a minute. “This wouldn’t be nearly as good without the herbs and spices,” I said. “Nothing is as good without herbs … Continue reading

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Racing the beagle

Every morning, as soon as my feet hit the floor, it’s a race. My opponent? A beagle. By the time I get up, after doing my stretches, my husband has already taken Lady to the kitchen for her food. Unthinkable–to … Continue reading

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My unsung life as a roadie

Now that I’m married to a musician, I can add a new job description to my resumé: roadie. According to Wikipedia, roadies are “the technicians or support personnel who travel with a band on tour, usually in sleeper buses, and … Continue reading

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Where has all the gleaning gone?

The other day at the grocery store I checked out some suet for the birds, and was shocked to discover it was priced at nearly $3 a pound. Does anyone remember the days when we could get it for  free? … Continue reading

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Wolf Weather

No matter how fast I walked, I couldn’t keep up with the galloping beagle at the other end of the leash. She normally loves a snowy walk, but today the wind was in her face and she was heading home! … Continue reading

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