When I am in the garden, I am continually noticing things that need to be done, but trying to avoid flitting from one thing to another without getting anything done. But, too often, I can’t remember later the other things I wanted to do. This is particularly true when I am supposed to come up […]
What we do at home.
I had my traditional knife and cutting board set up at the counter to slice my cucumbers to make pickles, when my professional chef daughter breezed in the door arriving home from work. As she passed me, she said in a friendly, but firm manner, “Mandoline. I’ll be right back.” She has, in the past, been […]
Good used clothing can pose a dilemma. What is it worth? How hard should you try to pass it on to someone “who can use it?” I purpose that if used clothing is given to you, think of it as fabric. Either it is fabric that has already been fit and fashioned for you, or […]
Some days I think we need another amendment to the Constitution for Freedom of Gardening. For a gardener to whisper that he might be questioning any organic gardening mantra is to call down the Organic Inquisition. And lest you think I am over reacting, there is a growing swell of voices calling to make a certain politically […]
I have often looked longingly at the gallons of chocolate milk in the grocery store, but I have never purchased it. Partly, I was sure it would be too sweet. I have always been disappointed in the syrupy taste of chocolate milk made at home from syrup, or the fake chocolate taste in […]