Monthly Archives: October 2009


After several months of ignoring invitations, I finally gave in and registered on FaceBook. I really did not want to add more stuff on my to-do list or another password to remember. I was pleasantly surprised. It is easy to use and so much fun catching up with old friends and even relatives that I don’t talk […]

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My Birthday

For my birthday, Marcel took me to dinner at Simpatica Dining Hall. Chef Scott Ketterman started the dinner by talking about the Dining Hall and the prix fixe menu for the night. He described how he was inspired by the produce our local farmers are harvesting right now. The food was excellent and we enjoyed […]

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The weather here has been very nice lately that sometimes I forget that it is now fall season. Today, between our CSA share and harvest from our garden, our “fruit” basket clearly said “autumn”. Yes, we are still picking tomatoes and peppers but this time with pumpkins!

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Mango Gelato

I’ve always wanted to make ice cream at home but could not get myself to buy an ice cream machine. I was afraid I would make too much of it and suffer sugar overload. Besides, I also have a mild lactose intolerance.  That was until I discovered the Italian gelato. During the time we spent in […]

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Garden Project Update – September 2009

September was another good month. The tomatoes keep coming, as well as the peppers. The herbs are drying up a bit while pumpkins have started maturing. With the weather as it is, I estimate we would have 3-4 weeks more of harvest. It’s been a great long summer! Although our garden continues to produce tasty treats, […]

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