Monthly Archives: January 2017

When Dogs Climb Trees

Fiery clouds at dawn portend an auspicious day ahead. Something remarkable is sure to occur. The dogs have discovered that a Douglas squirrel lives in an old stump. It’s dug tunnels through the rotting stump, and the dogs are adamant … Continue reading

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Ginger Bombs

This is a spicy treat to make with firm tofu. All you need is some firm tofu, fresh ginger, and salt. The first thing to do is to grate the ginger. The more ginger you use, the bigger the bomb … Continue reading

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A Sliver of a Root

A garden can be as small as a tuft of moss on a rock. Moss are remarkable plants. They have no roots, but have a thin, root-like structure only one cell thick. This is how they stick to rocks and … Continue reading

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The Many Moods of Mount Blanchard

A benefit of living here is enjoying the many moods of Mount Blanchard. This is the only place where the Cascade Mountains touch the sea. Every time I bike to the post office or deliver eggs to tweets, Mount Blanchard … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter-Miso Soup for Winter

Happiness is a basket of eggs. Hens laying eggs again is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. While we wait for spring to arrive, a good way to warm your heart on a cold day is … Continue reading

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Spring in January

Ha! Hardly. It’s still cold, but spring is just around the corner, the daffodils pushing out of the frozen soil are counting on it. The deep freeze that started on New Year’s Eve still has the ground as hard as … Continue reading

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The Joys of Having a Personal Roaster

A pleasant five mile bicycle ride north live Bill and Gilda Gorr, coffee roasters who roast coffee one pound at a time. When it became no longer practical to keep ordering our favorite coffee from Seattle, I took them some … Continue reading

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