Monthly Archives: June 2012

THE GARDEN OF THE EMPTY NEST: AN INTERIM REPORT

We have been very fortunate so far with our garden.  The rain has been consistent but intermittent so there hasn’t been much guesswork about watering.  It hasn’t been too hot or too cold.  We have invested a good amount of … Continue reading

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THANKS FROM THE EMPTY NEST

We were surprised and happy to see the email from lillianc, ltclifeonhigh.wordpress.com nominating us for the Illuminating Blogger Award.  We love the enthusiasm that lillian possesses. It seems to jump right off the screen.  It’s contagious. http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/ We have to … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Men who became fathers in the 50’s and early 60’s found themselves in a world where their roles were clearly defined: work hard to support your family, own a home, own a car, have nice furniture and the newest appliances, … Continue reading

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DENISE GOES CAMPING: THE TRADITION CONTINUES

I grew up in the city.  My family never went camping.  I decided when I was 15 to take a survival course which involved camping and I loved it.  Ten years later I found myself in Norfolk with three children … Continue reading

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MICHAEL RUHLMAN’S TWENTY COMES TO HELP THE EMPTY NEST

We recently bought a copy of  a new book by Michael Ruhlman:  Twenty:  20 Techniques.  100 Recipes.  A cooks manifesto.  He believes there are Twenty fundamentals that, if mastered, make you a better and happier cook.  Our cooking has improved … Continue reading

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