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Apr.13.2012
The other day I made lentil soup only I didn’t add any seasonings other than salt and later other vegetables.  I’ve come to accept that I like lentils best simmered in salted water with lots of garlic cloves. When I began, I poured the lentils into the strainer to sift through and take out the...
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Apr.10.2012
Rain was forecast for Easter Sunday. It didn’t rain at all. Instead the air was warm, the sky—a soft blue with wisps of white clouds. Quiche Lorraine was a success, despite a small portion of the bottom edge of the crust burning. I could see it when I looked under the glass pie plate. I was happy...
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Apr.06.2012
This morningI would like to settle intoa large pot of warm polenta,slathered in butter. Two evenings ago, for dinner, I made mushroom polenta pie from the Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites cookbook. I have had ready-made polenta rolled up and ready to cut, but found the texture coarse. As...
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Apr.03.2012
I took a small plate of banana cake to work for the others to enjoy. I took a slice to my desk with the latte I bought at the nearby café. I try not to make a habit of buying lattes and instead make sure I’ve eaten breakfast at home and have plenty of snacks and a filling lunch. I don’t always put...
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Apr.02.2012
Yesterday was a cooking marathon. It seemed I was in the kitchen all evening from the time we got home and I started preparing food for the week and dinner for the night. Dinner would be Tilapia dredged in seasoned flour topped with a warm tomato wine sauce served with rice, roasted asparagus, and...
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Mar.31.2012
I find that when I am trying to understand something, if I write what I’m learning and digesting, it sinks into my system better. I enjoy watching the seasons come and go, yet the other day when I passed the park near one of my favorite crepe myrtle trees—it really became apparent to me how many...
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Mar.27.2012
It was a long Monday, but it was a good Monday. There are times when I drag my feet as Monday appears and even though I went in early—for me it’s early, as I’ve gotten used to a late morning shift—it was fine and I was even looking forward a little bit to the start of the week. I knew there would...
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Mar.21.2012
Being positive is a vase of tulipson the verge of drooping,then someone comes along,tosses a penny for your thoughts. Surrounded by outwardly happy and positive souls,on days you’re not feeling the same,you figure, why can’t I feel that way, be that way? Strive to be happy, positive, balanced. Sure...
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Mar.08.2012
The jazz of Stan Getz plays into the morning lightabove the rim of the teacup,steam swirls,saxophone notes glide and tease,before lifting upward.
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Mar.05.2012
Sunday, will you stay a little longer? Molasses inches out thick and slow like a snail  nibbling on a leaf.