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Watermelon Cucumber Slushies

One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library:¬†People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh […]

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Food and flowers. Oh, and fish.

As I write there is a power struggle occurring upstairs. A power struggle between two boys who both want the same pen. Nevermind that we have a cup full of other pens not one room away. Neil is on top of the unfolding saga, so rather than get involved (too many cooks spoil the broth, […]

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Grape and Cucumber Salsa

You may have previously heard of Summer in a Cup. Tonight I present Summer on a Chip, aka Grape and Cucumber Salsa. This is one of the two recipes I usually make when I’m invited to a friend’s house for a Summer cookout. Since I was making my first batch of the season this afternoon, […]

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Growing things

I have a black thumb. I don’t garden. I’ve never had much of an interest in gardening. But thinking about the impending farmer’s market season, and seeing some people online who are starting to reap a harvest from their gardens is actually giving me a bit of an itch to try planting a few crops […]

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