Time to Simplify

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When the urge to de-clutter and simplify strikes, it’s easy togo through closets and sort out clothes that no longer fit or look right, or pick through the kitchen drawers…

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Kale Coincidence

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Was it happenstance or karma at work? Just after finishing my last post about kale, I hit the road to visit family in Vermont. The most amazing thing happened while…

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Kale and Unusual Company

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So much chatter about kale these days! I’ve always loved it, so I only recently realized it had become fashionable after being unpopular for so long. It is one of…

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Life’s Little Necessities III

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The washrooms are starting to take shape! As with all construction projects, the part we'll see when they're finished represents a tiny fraction of the work that went into them.…

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Winter? Bring It On!

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I really do love winter. I know I complain pretty steadily aboutmy drafty farm house, which requires a huge supply of wood to heat. But being outdoors where it’s supposed…

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Life’s Little Necessities II

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Until not long ago, most Ontario farm families grew or raised nearly all of their food, drank water from a well on the property and may have cut all their…

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Paella the South Pond Way

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On a chilly day recently I was looking at a copper pan my mom gave me a while ago. Suddenly a vague recollection surfaced. I was about fourteen, and I…

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Bite Size is the Right Size

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Entertaining over the holidays can be a bit of a trick. Planning a menu, cutting greenery, getting the girls to help put up decorations. It’s something I do love to…

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