Staying Afloat in a Sea of Green: Processing Zucchini

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Green: Processing Zucchini

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Green: Processing Zucchini

Last year’s garden was abysmal.  There, I said it.  We built raised beds and hauled in special soil.  The soil was a tremendous disappointment.  Anything planted in it struggled to stay alive, refused to grow, or just keeled over graveyard-dead.  Then, I had my second surgery and wasn’t allowed in the garden for the rest of the season.  My kids and husband, who already have full plates of their own, had to take on my chores.   Inevitibly, some things fell through the cracks.  Things like watering and weeding. So, this year the kids dumped what seemed like tons of

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Filling the Pantry: First Impressions

Filling the Pantry: First Impressions

My first date with my husband was in 1986.  Yes, thank you for asking.  I was still in diapers when we started going steady.  I’d known him several years, but only loosely.  He was old enough to drive when we met, and I was still in junior high.  Obviously, quite a lot of time passed before I was ‘cool’ enough to catch his interest.  So, our date was a BIG thing! My best friend and I discussed possible hair and outfit combinations.  My mom, (who’s always been better at clothes than me), weighed in with suggestions.  I spent ages trying

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