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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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