Monthly Archives: September 2011

Instant Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres

  Just the word is fancy. When I was a little girl, the word ‘Or Durbs’ always meant vienna sausages dipped in mustard and wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked until the puffy golden pastries oozed with grease and … Continue reading

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Grilled Lemon-Thyme Chicken

This recipe can be made with staples. If I don’t have lemons, I just substitute lemon juice from a bottle, and forget the zest. But it’s better with the zest! I use fresh thyme in the summer, only because it’s taking … Continue reading

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Puppy Training: Who’s Training Who?

I am determined to house train my new puppy. I take him outside several times a day, my pocket heavy with treats. I say “Hurry up!” like my training manual suggests so that he will learn to relieve himself immediately … Continue reading

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The White Prom Dress My Mother Sewed

I didn’t want a homemade dress for my senior prom. I wanted to go with my friends to the mall in a pack, and try on dresses for one another. I didn’t even want my mother involved. God! Sullen, I … Continue reading

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The Uninvited Bee

“When the flower blooms, the bees come uninvited.” Ramakrishna I’m not sure who Ramakrishna is, or was, or exactly what this means. But I think it’s similar to “If you build it, they will come.” In other words, if you … Continue reading

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Do Oreo’s Cure Depression?

I know they are bad. Evil even. They are filled with sugar and white flour and high fructose corn syrup and more additives than you can shake a stick at. It seems Oreo’s are the devil himself! But they taste like … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Life-Savor

We have rain after a long, dry summer where the lawn mower only blew up dirt like a brown swirling dust bowl and leaves on ancient trees curled into themselves and died in August. This drought is the subject of every conversation. … Continue reading

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