A New Lens and Breadcrumbs

“We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.” ― […]

Creamy Scrambled Eggs for Dinner

This fall, My Pirate’s work schedule shifted from traveling out-of-town four days a week to an in-town local route without a long commute. After years of us living opposite hours, […]

Parsnip and Barley Soup with Chicken

Barnaby and I are home sick with a cold this week. Yes, that’s right. The dog and I are sniffling and coughing together on the couch watching old sci-fi movies […]

Reuben Panini Sandwich

I recently learned that my Artichoke Glow photograph was selected to compete in the Peoples Choice portion of the Oregonian’s garden photo contest. I was elated. I grew up reading […]

My Minestrone Soup

Last week, I finished planting all of my new plant acquisitions with Barnaby's help and uncovered our front walkway.   My Pirate was ecstatic. The very next day a windstorm blew in […]

Giving Thanks and Cranberry Chutney

Raise your hand if you grew up eating canned jellied cranberry sauce! I did. And I’m not embarrassed to admit that I loved my sliced Frisbee of cranberry goodness. But, […]

Time For Soup

A windstorm is blowing in and the fir cones dropping on our new pergola roof sound like bombs going off. The Assistant, Sadie, is hiding in the bathtub and I’m […]

Celebrating with Limeade

My sweet Pirate gave me an early birthday present of plants from my favorite nursery, Xera Plants! I was beyond thrilled. This was the first time that My Pirate has […]

Swooning Over My Violetto Artichoke

Beautiful vegetables are essential to appeasing your neighbors when you grow your edibles in the front yard. Sure, your neighbor's lawn might be brown in the summer heat and littered […]

Roasted Baby Carrots

On warm evenings, you can find me out front watering my Victory Garden while chomping on a fresh Nantes carrot pulled out of the soup themed garden. I’ve been happily […]

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