A New Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Surprise your sweetie with an elegant Valentine’s Day tea. Here are some ideas for traditional teatime goodies with a Valentine twist. You can make everything ahead (but you’ll probably want…

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Gardening in February? Really?

Here in Oregon, it’s chilly and rainy (no surprise), with more of the same on the way. Other parts of the country are digging out of snow or worried about flooding. In the face of all that, does it seem strange to think about planting seeds or baby plants? Not for us gardeners. It’s one of the things that keep us sane!

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THE WRITER’S CORNER

He who would earn his bread writing books must have the assurance of a duke, the wit of a courtier, and the guts of a burglar. – Dr. Samuel Johnson

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THE MAGIC OF SOUP

There’s no end to the good things to say about soup. It’s nutritious. It’s inexpensive. It’s always delicious, even the simplest kind. It’s even better the next day. It doesn’t…

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