Month: October 2013

Swift Reservoir trout fishing

Saturday at Swift Reservoir most likely was closing day of the 2013 fishing season for me. I might try pulling Wiggle Warts for coho at Lady Island, or for steelhead at the mouth of Oregon’s John Day River, although I doubt it. (It’s time now to walk through southeast Washington under the pretense of pheasant […]

What did we learn from the Shutdown?

 DC Politicians don’t care about the deficit    It is true that the government shutdown didn’t start with concern about raising the debt ceiling but in the end the winners were Obama and the democrats and the losers were the American people.  It is obvious that Obama has no intention of doing anything about our […]

Willie and Taj Mud Brothers

It finally happened! Taj and Willie are playing together after weeks of uncertainty. I believe that Willie was fearful of hurting the little guy when he first came home. But now Taj is over 20 pounds and it’s all paws on deck. They romp and mouth each other constantly, sometimes worrying me that they play […]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almonds

The first few days of Fall are upon us, so prepare for a plethora of pumpkin recipes. I am a card-carrying member of the party promoting the belief that pumpkin goes well with everything…I let out an audible squeal of excitement when I found a jar of pumpkin pasta sauce at Whole Foods the other […]

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake

As the great Julia Child once said, any party without cake is just a meeting. Birthday celebrations are a wonderful excuse to try out a more labor-intensive, special occasion dessert recipe. This Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Layer Cake is worth the extra work, and guaranteed to impress everyone at the party.  Thank you to Lea […]

I Hate Raccoons

  Coonhound paralysis, aka Coon Fever, as well as distemper, rabies, parvo and just plan nasty scratches and bites.  I hate raccoons.  This past Friday, all 4fourof my dogs were a bloody mess from a run in with a raccoon in the yard.  My boy’s face doesn’t look so bad with eight stitches holding his lip closed. […]

Antibiotics and the common cold

You know the symptoms. It often starts with a sore throat, then graduates to the runny nose, cough, nasal congestion. Those symptoms are evidence your immune system is at work fighting off the invading “microbe” so it doesn’t get deep into your respiratory system. This is a big deal because the common cold is the […]

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Chicken Mango Stir-Fry

In just 11 days, I will be racing my first full marathon: The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Logging hundreds of miles during several months of training has both mentally and physically prepared me to run 26.2 miles (hopefully!), but it has also made me hungry. During my training, I try to seek out […]

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