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Snow in April and a Birthday Celebration

April 16, 2014
Snow in April and a Birthday Celebration

This morning, when I looked out the window, this is what I saw in my backyard. Never mind! Yesterday, I went to Portland, where I had lunch with Shannon and Kate to celebrate Shannon’s birthday. We had a long, long lunch and a great chat. After eating, we took one of our famous selfies. Although…

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A Fun Fundraiser with Sweet Tooth Fudge

April 14, 2014
A Fun Fundraiser with Sweet Tooth Fudge

Yesterday afternoon, 84 boxes of fudge were delivered to the little house in the big woods. Fortunately, most of that fudge is going to other people and will not be staying here long. Karen and Jeff Toothaker, of Winthrop’s very own Sweet Tooth Fudge, had…

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What a Difference A Week Can Make

April 10, 2014
What a Difference A Week Can Make

Last week, the little house in the big woods was snowbound, with only the barest hint of bare ground in the backyard. While the front yard still has plenty of snow, the backyard has made real progress and now has more bare ground than snow.…

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An Anniversary Meal—Cornish Hens, Baked Potatoes, Corn, and a Dessert that Must Not Be Named

April 7, 2014
An Anniversary Meal—Cornish Hens, Baked Potatoes, Corn, and a Dessert that Must Not Be Named

In our family, whenever there is a special event, the tradition is to cook a special meal. We all love to celebrate with food—no surprise there—and by cooking at home,…

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Spring is Coming…

April 4, 2014
Spring is Coming…

Yesterday, as I was returning from a walk with the dog, my neighbor, who was walking her own dogs, stopped to talk to me at the end of my driveway.…

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The Curious Case of the Disappearing Quiche

April 1, 2014
The Curious Case of the Disappearing Quiche

A week or so ago, as I was rereading volume 3 of the Tightwad Gazette, I came across a “recipe” for quiche. Actually, it was more like a guideline, and…

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