Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fall is for Pastels, Spicy Greens, and Pie

Leaves aren’t the only things that change color in the fall. Flowers, like hydrangeas, change too. Their vibrant blues age into subdued, leathery hues. Maples are past their peak, but they are still beautiful, and in a way even more … Continue reading

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Geese Fall as Thick as Snow

The snow geese are back in full. From a distance their flocks look like snow banks. With flocks this large, streams of geese fly in and fly off nonstop. You can watch them for hours and never see them crash … Continue reading

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A Sliver in Time … Pfft And It’s Gone?

Biking to the post office today, the sky was filled with so many snow geese it was hard to stay on the road. Honk! Honk! Honk! It’s hard to pedal straight when you’re eyes are looking up at all the … Continue reading

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Tofu Crouton Puffs

When you want to make croutons, reaching for a block of tofu may be the last thing that comes to mind, but firm tofu makes a nice, crunchy crouton with a light, airy inside. Take an eight to ten ounce … Continue reading

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Peace, Love, and Happiness

Few things say peace, love, and happiness like a basket full of tomatillos. Today was the day to clear out the last of the tomatillos, peppers, and tomatoes. The tomatillo plants were still loaded with tempting fruits. This is the … Continue reading

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Dainty Wall Flowers

The winter flowering cherry is in bloom. It doesn’t put on a showy display of flowers. Its flowers open a few at a time, hanging like forgotten ornaments on barren branches. All winter long it will bloom, even in the … Continue reading

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Ginger-Garlic Pockets

Take slices of firm tofu, A Man and His Hoe® tofu if you are lucky enough to get some, and using a sharp knife, carve out pockets on one side of each slice. Make a filling. I used the carved … Continue reading

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