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Very Easy Fall Brunch Recipe – Plum Pastries

Fall is the time for plums and the time to get inspired to make brunch once the heat of the summer has gone. This is one of the easiest pastry recipes to make, perfect for a dessert-like finish to a … Continue reading

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What’s good about August? Morning Glories!

If you can get yourself to plan ahead in the spring, the heat of August won’t seem so bad if you have beautiful blue morning glories to remind you of the blue skies of autumn. I start the morning glories … Continue reading

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Planning for Next Year in the Garden!

I’m afraid my garden went nowhere this year due to some health problems, but with a garden, there’s always hope for next year! I absolutely love this plant stand, fairy house combination. Now I just need to find the right … Continue reading

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Easy Irish-inspired Menu for St. Patrick’s Day

I love Ireland, though I’ve only been there once. I’m interested in the traditional food in all the places I travel, so I thought I’d come up with simple menu that could also be used at Frostfire Inn on St. … Continue reading

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Gardening 2014 – California Poppies

I love poppies of all kinds. There is just something about the papery colorful petals on the flowers and their simple look that really appeals to me. Over the years I’ve had varying levels of success growing California poppies, Eschscholzia californica. … Continue reading

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A Lament for a Lost Kindle

Update: Kindle is found! My husband found it down in a slipcover on the sofa in my office. (He’s a good guy.) I am sad, and since my sad face is nowhere nearly as cute as this pug’s sad face, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Pink Velvet Cupcake Recipe

I’ve shared a one hundred year old red velvet cake recipe in FROSTFIRE INN as a Valentine’s Day specialty in the restaurant, but I decided to adapt the recipe for another type of treat, which is a little less time-consuming … Continue reading

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