Celebrate Loving Kindness

Valentine’s Day is for lovers, we all know that. And you probably have your favorite special traditions for celebrating with your sweetie. Maybe breakfast in bed, maybe a quiet dinner…

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It’s Seed Catalog Time!

February is a special time for gardeners. It’s when we settle down with a cup of tea and our favorite seed catalogs and start dreaming. Even if your favorite purveyors…

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Big Soup in Pittsburgh

Twenty-six Decembers ago, Stephen and Melissa Neely, of Pittsburgh, decided to host a soup supper for a few friends.  They called it Big Soup –and today it is indeed BIG…

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The Ad-Libbers Guide to Desserts

Not too long ago I had some friends over for dinner, and made a spur-of-the moment apple crisp, using what I had on hand:  local apples (hey, it’s Washington state),…

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