Remembering My First Garden

Gardening for Beginners

Gardening for Beginners?  It all starts with a sudden, strange urge to get your hands dirty.  You’ve had a normal, clean existence up until a certain point and then the potential for a fresh vegetable or bouquet on your dining table beckons and… well, you’re ruined for life. And all the better for it. ……

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Gardening for Beginners

Remembering My First Garden

Gardening for Beginners?  It all starts with a sudden, strange urge to get your hands dirty.  You’ve had a normal, clean existence up until a certain point and then the potential for a fresh vegetable or bouquet on your dining table beckons and… well, you’re ruined for life. And all the better for it. ……

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World's best scone recipe

World’s Best Scone Recipe

Says I. For years, before it sold to a new owner, Joel and I would vacation at the lovely Thorpe House Inn in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Door County.  Dugh. We have the fondest memories from our many visits there.  We were total nerds about it.  (Twice we stayed for a WEEK! It was like the…

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How to Get Debt Free

Our Debt Free Journey

How to Get Debt Free? How many times have we rolled that question over and over again in our minds wondering if it was at all possible. I remember when some friends came to us years ago and said they were going to get out of debt… I’m ashamed to say I thought it was…

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The Best Refried Bean Recipe Ever

The Best Refried Bean Recipe Ever.

Ever. In trimming the cookbook I was encouraged by a “Dear” friend to ask myself which recipes truly told the story of my From France to the Farm.   It was clear some recipes HAD to go to stay within my page maximum even though they were delicious ones that my family enjoys all the time. …

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Cherry Clafoutis

Savory Cherry Clafoutis

It’s that time of year when I find myself… ourselves sort of wandering around the house.  Trying to stay warm… or cool, depending on who you are.  Are we the only ones who have thermostat wars?  I hate heat and my husband is always shivering.   We’ve gotten back into the swing of things with school…

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Gardening for Beginners

Opening Thoughts – My Zofran Story

Well what a difference five days makes.   Have I got a story for you… Firstly, thank you for all your kind words of love and support on my “Closing Thoughts” end of the year post earlier this week.  I was touched by your sympathy and understanding.   I suffered from my severe (all day) morning…

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Closing Thoughts

Ick. Where to begin? I’m all about fresh starts. Mondays, the first of the month, New Years Day.   Fresh starts thrill me.   Fresh starts stir the goal setting maniac that resides not so far beneath the surface.  But this year I am having a hard time stirring that beast.   Truth be told, I’m tired, I’m…

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