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Covid 19

Hi Everyone, We have been in our home and yard seeing no one but each other for a bit over a week now. I think we are doing pretty well, but some days are definitely hard. We are doing a … Continue reading

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Help

I have been needing help with chores ever since I started working again. I’ve been vocal about asking for help, and have received some, although it can be sporadic. Lately though the help seems more consistent. This helps me to … Continue reading

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The Past Five Years

Five years ago we had to move from our trendy walkable neighborhood in Portland, OR, to a neighborhood on the outskirts that was not our top pick. Due to a chain of events we had to pare down our lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Good Stuff Brewin

Worm Compost. Chicken Soup. Yum.

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Winter Holidays 2017

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Real Life Kitchen

With all the beautiful pictures on the internet of people’s homes and familes you may feel like you are living a life of mess and disorder that no other household is experiencing. I’m gonna tell you right now: it’s all … Continue reading

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Bounty?

Today I look for Bounty wherever I can. These days it can be allusive. But when I came inside from the winter garden and saw this big bowl of beans on my counter I found Bounty. A Big Bowl of … Continue reading

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Midsummer

Hi Friends! It is July already! The summer solstice has come and gone, with a night so bright I could hardly sleep, outside and staring at the moon. We are having our fair share of cool days, which pleases me greatly … Continue reading

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Our Daily Sushi

    Lately I have been making veggie sushi in the morning for my step daughter’s school lunches. I start a small pan of sushi rice just after I make my coffee. As I prepare breakfast I also get the nori … Continue reading

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Praise to August Harvests

August’s Harvests provide us with fresh, filling meals during the summer, and they will keep us alive during the winter. Preserving goes on day after day here. I am feeling especially grateful for my farmer friends. Our garden provides us … Continue reading

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