Category Archives: food

WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER

I didn’t cruise the Alaskan coast or go on African safari or even explore the fjords of Norway – all aspirations of my youth. I suspect, in fact, that those “bucket” dreams shall be sensibly set aside for another lifetime. … Continue reading

Posted in COMMUNITY, Farmers Market, favorite things, food, Gardening, HEALTH, introspection | Leave a comment

HOW THE PALEO DIET SAVED OUR SON

(NOTE: When my good friend, Beth Rose, who is a writer and reflexologist living and working in Central Minnesota, shared the following story with me, I couldn’t help but think of the trauma I endured a number of years ago … Continue reading

Posted in education, Family, food, HEALTH, Paleo Diet | 1 Comment

HEART’S DESIRE

I just took in my first two teensy Juliet grape tomatoes and cut two smallish heads of broccoli. T.M. has been picking the basil – Sweet, Marseille and  Cardinal. It’s been a long season of waiting and watching for gardeners … Continue reading

Posted in favorite things, food, Gardening, minnesota life | Leave a comment

TIME-OUT

No excuses. In the past I have pled bronchitis. And that old devil, Writer’s Block. Both sincerely good reasons to abandon one’s brain along with the keyboard. But this long time-out from posting on Snowbirdredux is wholly related to a … Continue reading

Posted in COMMUNITY, faith, Family, favorite things, food, friendship, memories | Leave a comment

BEE-WARE

When we lived on the west coast we rarely had a lawn. Let’s face it – water is next to gold in California, grass is incredibly thirsty, and anyway, I would always opt for vegetables and perennial beds given the … Continue reading

Posted in bees, food, Gardening, Master Gardeners, minnesota life, Wild Life | 1 Comment

BOSSY PANTS II

When I was 7, 8 10, thereabouts, I was the one in the gang to write, cast, direct and star in the neighborhood productions. We had different venues. The Burgess yard was perfect for western dramas. Their dad, a frustrated … Continue reading

Posted in COMMUNITY, education, favorite things, food, Gardening, HEALTH, IMAGINATION, minnesota life | 3 Comments

FOOD FIGHT

When I was still in high school, an enormous event happened in a neighboring community. Disneyland opened. Relatives from the far northern prairies now had another grand reason to visit, other than soaking up the California sunshine, and my family … Continue reading

Posted in education, favorite things, food, Gardening, HEALTH, Master Gardeners, minnesota life | 1 Comment

THE LIFE OF BOTANY

I’m looking at this big fat tome that arrived from the University of Minnesota Extension, Master Gardener Core Class, straightening out the tabs which became scrunched in the mailing bag and wondering if Trees and Shrubs, Soils, Weed Management, even … Continue reading

Posted in favorite things, food, Gardening, introspection | Leave a comment

READY OR NOT

This morning we woke up to snow. A little late in coming but it’s here and has continued to flurry all day long. Last year was considered Winter Lite and I actually was disappointed because I didn’t have the chance … Continue reading

Posted in food, global warming, minnesota life, politics | 1 Comment

WASTE NOT WANT NOT

  This month, more likely than not, you will find me here at my computer putting every spare minute into completing the daunting task of writing a 50,000 page novel before the end of November. I am now at Day … Continue reading

Posted in COMMUNITY, favorite things, food, minnesota life, writing | 2 Comments