Decorating for the Holidays

Decorating for the Holidays   Today I’m working on holiday decorating and gift ideas. It seems early to me, being only the first week of November, but I need a lift…

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A Perfect Summer Evening

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1556694656863{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"] August Evenings at the Farm It’s a perfect summer evening. After all the heat, we’ve finally received much-needed rains and everything on the farm is lush…

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New Potatoes with Peas & Parsley

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  New Potatoes with Peas & Parsley Recipe. My godmother Renate who lives in Germany is a big potato eater. She actually characterizes herself as a big potato eater and I…

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It’s Cocktail time at the Farm!

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It’s Cocktail Time at the Farm One of my favorite  summer cocktails is the strawberry mint mojito. Strawberry season is short and you can never really get enough of them…

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Best Nutritious Breakfast

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Breakfast is a hard meal for me to get motivated to make. I also find it hard to feel nutritious about breakfast. If I didn't have a daughter or two…

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Spring. Long Time in Arriving

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This spring has been a long time in coming. I wake up early and sit in a corner of my office slowly watching the day begin. Lately, it is deceiving…

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Grandma French’s Hand-Pies

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When I was little, I spent many summers visiting my grandparents on their farm in Michigan about a third of the way up the western side of the state right…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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I confess, I’m not much for Valentine’s Day. Despite my better instincts, I always set my expectations too high – expectations of special things happening – flowers, dinner out, or…

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