Monthly Archives: June 2008

Freezing Pea Pods

We had a bunch of pea pods ready, so yesterday I picked and froze them.  It’s pretty simple, so here are the directions: Trim the ends and remove the strings. Blanch in boiling water for 1 minute. Put in ice water … Continue reading


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Happy Birthday, Mema!

Yesterday, we celebrated my grandmother’s birthday.  Mema is my mom’s mom.  I made this cute patriotic apron for her. I wanted to try to wrap it without any paper, so I folded it up into a little package and tied … Continue reading

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Farm Dog

Some people wonder why we left Duke with my parents when we moved.  My answer has always been that you can’t take a farm dog off the farm.  Part of being a good doggie parent is knowing what’s best for … Continue reading


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Anniversary Cake (and Supper)

Since our anniversary is near the end of strawberry season around here, it’s a perfect time to use strawberries for the filling and decoration. White Cake 1 1/2 sticks softened butter 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 cups flour 2 tsp … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Anniversary to Us!

Four years ago today, Ed and I got married at St. Clements Castle in Portland, CT.  The outdoor ceremony ended with just a sprinkle of rain for good luck, we laughed and ate and danced away the afternoon, then moved … Continue reading


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