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Strawberry jam – no pectin

1 lemon 1020g strawberries 4 cups sugar Rinse the strawberries quickly under cold water. Dry with a kitchen towel, and cut off their stems. Cut them in halves or quarters if they’re big, leave the small ones whole. Put the … Continue reading

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Ricotta Cake with Blueberries

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 large eggs 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1/4 cup … Continue reading

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Road Trip Planning

We spent quite a long time planning the route for our Epic Summer 2017 Roadtrip. We looked at hours to drive in a day,  availability of accommodations, distance from the main travel route, and did it sound like an okay … Continue reading

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Our Epic, Family Road-Trip

Sometime around St. Patrick’s Day, I bumped into a Facebook post comparing a lovely little corner of the world to mother Ireland.  It resonated with me, seemed to be such a wild and beautiful place that I looked further.  It … Continue reading

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Lovely May Weekend

We had two days in a row with breaks from the rain……time to head outside and do a little gardening.  Yesterday was errands day, and then I was, I must admit, a little lazy.  Today, I was up with the … Continue reading

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April (and her showers) coming to and end

Another weekend is coming to a close.  It’s been a busy one. On Thursday afternoon I picked up a few more vegetable starts for the kailyaird.  I put broccoli, red cabbage, green cabbage, Hubbard squash, acorn squash, round zucchini, patty pan … Continue reading

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Starting the Garden

The 2017 gardening season officially began this weekend.  I did a bit of weeding and planted the following: lettuce – 1 start – back garden garlic – 9 starts – back garden kale – 1 start  back garden zucchini – … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Boiled Supper

Ingredients about 2 lbs. beef  – I had a London Broil and a small piece of Top Sirloin Roast For the Brine 16 oz. Iron Horse Irish Death dark ale 1½ cups kosher salt 1/3 cup brown sugar 4 cloves minced … Continue reading

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Our Furry (and feathered) Friends

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Birds in the Backyard Farm – Winter

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