Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Best Week Ever

It was a fun busy week for us starting last Monday when we went on a long bike ride in our neighborhood trails then a couple of concerts plus a festival. I really appreciate this warmer and drier weather when we could be outside more. Tuesday, we went to see ColdPlay. They gave us these […]

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Last Friday, a co-worker hosted a lunch time craft session. She brought all the materials and tools while we went to town with the glue dots. I discovered my creativity and we all had a great time! Look what I made 🙂 I’m looking forward to the next session…

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This Weekend

Hello spring sunshine! I made assorted cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of our friends Curtis and Jennifer’s little Blake. The flavors were cocoa almond (Trader Joe’s answer to Nutella), tiramisu, and strawberry jam. Our seed farm is looking good! Brunch last Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s. Salmon hash with poached eggs. Mulder at a recent […]

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Tuscan Bean Stew

I found this recipe from The Best International Recipe cookbook but it is also available at the Cook’s Illustrated website. I modified it slightly to suit our tastes. Instead of soaking the bread, I topped each bowl with croutons just before serving. I also substituted chicken broth for water. This stew hit the spot on […]

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