Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween, Sick. Fun.

We decided that today was going to be a Happy Halloween, regardless of any old flu bug that might be lingering around our house. Luckily, I feel fine and had the energy to plan and bring off a fun day … Continue reading

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A Really Sick Halloween

We are not going trick-or-treating on Halloween. We’re staying at home because my daughter has the flu. I don’t know if it’s H1N1 or not but she is really ill and even if she’s feeling better by tomorrow, we still … Continue reading

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My New Lovah

He’s Scotch… Recommended by a friend, brought home in a fit of curious extravagance by my husband, may make me kick my old lovah Cab(ernet). This stuff is like outdoor, mountain sex in a bottle. Lagavulin 16 year old single … Continue reading

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Return of the Living Dead

We went to a party over the weekend. The title of this blog post? That was the theme of the party. We got dressed for the occasion.

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Simple Split Pea Soup

This soup is quick, uses inexpensive dried peas and is hearty, filling and delicious. 1 bag split peas 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, smashed and diced 2 carrots, scrubbed and cubed olive oil salt pepper 1 qt water … Continue reading

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Doctors: Crazy, Uncaring or Simply Crooked? Or Why Won’t These 5 Physicians Check My Daughter’s Health Before Offering Her SSRIs and Stimulant Meds?

My 20 year old daughter has been tentatively diagnosed with PTSD, narcolepsy and depression. The response of every doctor we have visited has been to poopoo the idea of having a fully physical done before we begin a long-term, costly, … Continue reading

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To the Gossip

You know who you are. I know who you are and what you do and I think I’ll out you. You talk about everyone. Wait, I must rephrase: You talk badly about everyone. I’m not sure why people listen to … Continue reading

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Marigolds, planted in composted cow manure and a worn-out galvanized wash tub. I love the color and the smell and the ease with which these beauties grow. I’m saving a lot of seed for next year.

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Spiral Biscuits

These spiral shaped, cheddar cheese filled biscuit wheels are fat filled, crispy and delicious. They are also really nice used as dumplings on top of a stew or chili. Biscuit dough: 2 1/2 c bread flour or your preferred combo … Continue reading

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Ratatouille, Peasant Style

We have discovered Ratatouille. No, not the movie, we saw that a long time ago–it’s the dish we’ve discovered and come to love. It’s simple, delicious and for maybe two more days I can pick almost everything I need from … Continue reading

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