Edible berries

I've recently become obsessed with local free food. Maybe I'm moving down the freegan path, or maybe it's that our food budget is stretched thin. Probably, I'm just overwhelmed by how much produce is abundant in public areas here. Just today as Scotter and I went for a walk we found a plum tree with […]

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Happy 6th Anniversary

At one of the highest lakes in the world! Last Saturday was Tom and I’s 6th Anniversary. By total luck/fortune, Tom got the day off work (actually the entire weekend off work!) We spent the morning at Pike’s Place Market enjoying a potato and cheddar Piroshky from that famed Piroshky Piroshky Bakery, fresh mini donuts […]

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Smoothies- summer goodness!

So, I don’t have a Blendtec blender, I have a Vitamix, but I do have a Blendtec grain mill, which I LOVE, so I feel fine advertizing for them here on my blog. Not to mention the rave reports my brother-in-law has given of what an impressive business model they have, combined with the excellent […]

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Strawberry Picking

On Saturday we went strawberry picking at Biringer Farms. The day was gorgeous, the strawberries ripe, and the scents incredible! I grew up picking strawberries in my back yard so paying to do so, always feels, well very city-slicker-ish. But this was worth every scent. For one, it was Tom’s first experience picking strawberries (besides […]

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Memorial Day

My parents and sisters came up Memorial Day weekend to help us move in, which was a HUGE help. Monday, however, we decided to abandon our work, and enjoy the holiday in downtown Seattle.  One of the best choices we made was to take the bus in. It allowed my Dad especially to enjoy the […]

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Fengdu

Our first shore excursion was to Fengdu, the Ghost city. It's a very odd place, believed to be, essentially, hell. Beautiful pagoda at the top of the hill. The Chinese believed that pagodas helped contain floods, so they lined the hills along the Yangtze with them. These were some of the devils in the oldest […]

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Bread day- multigrain flour and wheat gluten addition

I’ve been making our bread since before Scotland was born. You’d think two years would be an adaquet amount of time to master my simple recipe. Unfortunately, I’m still rather inconsistent. Sometimes it’s a result of my experimentation, Maybe I’ll add three cups of rye flour this time, or I think I could really half the […]

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Birdseed Waffles

Scotland woke up this morning requesting pancakes. In keeping with our “Enjoy Cleveland” week, I thought, why not? So we headed downstairs,  tied on some aprons and had at it. We made a slight digression from pancakes  to waffles when I found a recipe I had printed out a few weeks ago for multi-grain waffles […]

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Easter 2013

Happy Easter! We were fortunate to have a gorgeous Easter weekend. The weather was warm and sunny Friday and Saturday, though a bit rainy and gray Sunday. We enjoyed coloring eggs on Saturday, and enjoyed egg sandwiches, an egg hunt and a delicious Easter dinner with friends on Sunday. Tom carried on his tradition of […]

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NYC- Aunt Adi and Uncle Jeremy

It’s been a whirlwind week for us. With the reality of our imminent move to the West coast we decided to capitilize on Tom’s time off, and our nearness to Adi and Cass and drive out and visit them one last time before we head off. We were nervous about the 20 hours of driving, […]

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