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Crockpot Pork for Fall

Tis the season… for rushing and running and wrapping. In the hectic mayhem that is our Christmas season, conjuring up the weekly dinner menu can seem like a formidable chore. There is a point where my feeble brain cannot take on one more to-do item. So, you can imagine my glee, this weekend, when my…

Stewardship

The Christmas tree is up. It sparkles with its twinkly lights and a lifetime of special ornaments. Ours is not a tree of complementing colors and shapes, but is, instead, a hodge-podge of treasures collected over the years. The decorations are as likely to be cut paper as they are to be cut glass. Kids…

Ah, Arugula

The thing about winter in the Pacific NW is that it is often very gray.  The sky is gray, the trees are gray, everything seems to have a gray tone to it.  Sure, we have our moments of brilliant blue… but much of the winter is gray.  That is why I was so excited to try growing arugula…

A New Purse

I bought a new purse the other day and so I emptied the old one to load up the new one. Out of my old purse I pulled a stick, three rocks, the top to an acorn, two seashells and the cone from a Douglas-fir tree… no wonder the old bag was bursting at the seams! These…