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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Like a Cloud

What does homemade tofu taste like? Hmm, that’s a good question. I was thinking how to answer that yesterday when I looked up and saw my answer floating by in the blue autumn sky. Fresh, homemade tofu tastes like a … Continue reading

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Less Is More Except When It Isn’t

We were shopping the other day and my husband purchased some packaged cookies. The picture above is what the cookies look like on the package. The picture below is what the cookies in the package look like in comparison to … Continue reading

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When Your Heart is Heavy

On a day when it seems like hate triumphs over love, taking a long bicycle ride helps, especially when there are spectacular clouds rolling over the hills. In the end, love will prevail, it always does. Hate ends up snuffing … Continue reading

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Is This November?

The hundreds of snow geese flying in from the north this morning reminds us that it is November. The bright sunshine and warmth feel like April or May. This is the warmest November in Bow that we’ve had in our … Continue reading

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Always Wet

If humans had evolved in the Pacific Northwest instead of Africa, we’d have webbing between our fingers and toes. When it is this wet for this much of the year, humans with webbing in their feet and hands would have … Continue reading

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The Gods are Furious

The best antidote to dreary, November weather? Go outside! Enjoy life on the wild side. I was biking home from delivering eggs to Tweets in Edison when I saw someone pointing their camera up at the sky. “What are they … Continue reading

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Art on the Move

Art happens all the time. On a sunny November day, turning mimosa leaves scream art as they sway in a gentle breeze. On the way home from a run to the post office, I was stopped by a mile long, … Continue reading

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Nature’s Little Masterpieces

In every nook and cranny, nature weaves and spins little masterpieces like the delicate curl of a grape vine tendril, or the odd sculptures noble fir cones make after they’ve dropped their scales. You can live a hundred years and … Continue reading

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