Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tomatoes. In the Ground.

A couple of weeks ago, I made a trip to the Temescal Farmers Market and went to visit the Tomato Ladies. They do the best veggie starts around: a zero attrition  rate – their plants are healthy and proud. I got … Continue reading

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Awesome Vegatabley Beany Tomatoey Soup

I decided that, over the winter, I was going to learn how to make soups. The problem I have with learning to cook new things is that, when I find a recipe I like I make it over and over and over … Continue reading

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It’s Easter! (Or at least it was)

Happy re-Birthday! Have you ever noticed that of the two major Bible-based holidays, Easter isn’t fussed over very much.  I mean, you never hear about the war on Easter do you? The only reason I bring this up is that … Continue reading

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Cupid . . . Please

Warning: Rant ahead. As you, my faithful readers (all 3 or 4 of you) know, I do online dating, and that my dating site of choice is OKCupid. Women actually respond to my messages and occasionally (gasp) contact me. You … Continue reading

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Dad’s BBQ Chicken (Greek Style)

My dad was Greek and he liked to barbecue. A lot. In fact, I cannot remember a time when this dish was not in our springsummerfall menu more than a few times. He had a fifty gallon oil drum barbecue … Continue reading

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French/Eucalyptus Trail Loop (Addendum)

At the end of this long, tome-like, four-part post, I said this: I found out that Zen Baby loves to be videoed: she is a real ham, irresistibly cute and as soon as I figure out how to compress the … Continue reading

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Lucy and her Disk

On the weekends, I take Lucy to this soccer field and while I walk around the encircling track (which is a bit of a pain first thing in the morning) she runs around the grassy field with this cloth and … Continue reading

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 Finally!  I have figured out how to make video clips that are small enough to post. It is not an elaborate or very difficult process, but sometimes learning a new application (in this case iMovie) is harder than others. I … Continue reading

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This has been a bit of a weird week.  Okay, well, the last couple of weeks have been a bit weird.  And I have been lousy about posting, or even writing something to post.  I didn’t even take my iPod … Continue reading

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