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Beginnings and Endings

[caption id="attachment_819" align="alignleft" width="332" caption="Tomatoes in my garden"][/caption] I'm sad. Come Monday my tomato plants will be gone. The season is over. Frost is on the way and after one final weekend of harvest, I have to uproot these beauties, clear away any fallen fruit and...

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Out Out Damn Spam!

Thanks to Jill for suggesting I use this video! It sums up how I feel! My apologies to Shakespeare, Monty Python and you. Because of a recent spate of spam comments, I have activated the dreaded word verification function on my comments section. I hate to make...

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Reader Question: The Cost of Eating Local

A while ago a reader emailed me one of the best questions I've received in a long time. She voiced the frustration we all feel trying to align our ideals with our pocket books when she wrote: I live in the Niagara Region of Ontario, one...

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From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 26 to 30

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 20 to 25

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 13 to 19

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 7 to 12

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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From the Archives: As the Barrel Turns, Episodes 1 to 6

I'm on the road again this week and thought I'd fill the void with a fast forward revisiting of the semi-popular and pun-filled serial, As The Barrel Turns. This oddball bit of Sunday silliness was a huge departure from my usual posts but a hell...

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Tomatoes from my garden

I grew these. I. Grew. THESE. Sure they're a bit late, but they're fresh from my garden with tons more to come. And despite a summer of neglect, they're nearly perfect. Not a bug bite, not a speck of mold. Just ripe, firm tomatoes. And it shouldn't...

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Gadget Review – Pampered Chef Measure, Mix & Pour

This was another one of my late-to-arrive birthday presents. Clearly I need new glasses. Despite the tell-all name, Measure, Mix & Pour, I initially thought this was a milk frother for my morning latte and blithely demonstrated to everyone at the table how it...

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