Monthly Archives: November 2011

Keep the vampires away – Plant garlic

About a month ago I planted most of my garlic.  This past spring when I harvested the garlic I had it all nicely labeled and grouped according to types. Then when it came time to bring it inside, I was … Continue reading

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Old garden sink gets some attention

You might remember the two garden sinks I bought this past summer. These once-loved sinks where just looking for the right home and I am so glad that I not only found one, but two. Like I said before, you … Continue reading

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Soakin’ up the sun

Even the cats want to take a nap after a big Thanksgiving meal . I am posting about handmade cards over at Not Dabbling in Normal today. It is part of our series called REAL Holiday. The other writers have … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob’s Baked Corn Casserole

It has been many many years since I have spent Thanksgiving with my family, so we just make sure that we are surrounded with our local family during the holidays. Those get-togethers revolve around a meal. One dish that I … Continue reading

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Handmade Gifts for a REAL Holiday: Making Cards

There are several people in my live who have inspired me to make things. My Great Aunt Adeline is one of them. She was always working on something whether it was painting on her shoes, a porcelain doll face, an … Continue reading

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

When I was young (I’m talking 10 years old, maybe younger) we always made our own Ranch Dressing. The recipe was from Kate (a friend of my mom’s). I was really into Ranch Dressing. I mean REALLY into Ranch Dressing. … Continue reading

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Homemade lotion update

This is a quick update about the lotion I made in the beginning of October. I have been using this lotion for almost 2 months now. It has firmed up more as the inside house temps have started to drop. … Continue reading

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My first Tamalada: Tamale making party

I have mentioned in a previous post about the culinary SIG group I am involved with in the San Antonio Herb Society.  This month we made tamales. The hostess for our tamalada is vegan, so we all came prepared with … Continue reading

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The Dark Days challenge

The gang over at Not Dabbling in Normal is joining (not so)Urban Hennery for The 5th Annual Dark Days of Winter challenge. What’s the Challenge? Cook one meal each week featuring SOLE (sustainable, organic, local, ethical) ingredients, write about it … Continue reading

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I am posting over at “Not Dabbling in Normal” today

A few weeks ago I was asked by the writers over at Not Dabbling in Normal  (NDIN) if I was interested in joining them and writing once or twice a month.  Heck Ya! I am honored. We introduced REAL Holidays … Continue reading

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