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Easter Deviled Eggs

  When I think of Easter foods, first to come to mind are ham, eggs and lemon … but not combined, of course :-)! It makes sense that egg dishes are prevalent at Easter time, because the chickens are enjoying longer days and laying more eggs. Lemons are light and fresh and make excellent desserts that are a burst of sunshine after long winter months. We’ll have no less than 3 at this year’s Easter meal … lemon desserts, that is.  For 13 people.  That’s  ...

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Spring planning

I suppose I could have called this Spring Planting instead, as we just put in our first seeds this weekend. Our garden was already growing as we planted garlic last fall. The garlic we tried planting last year didn’t get big enough in the short growing season, so we just used some of those bulbs to start.     See my gardening cupboard? It’s located in the garage next to my vehicle. It was ravaged this winter by a family of mice. We had all our leftover seeds in a  ...

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Snakker du norsk?

Translation: “Do you speak Norwegian?” I can’t, but I’m learning! I took a Norwegian class as a continuing education course years (decades?) ago, but didn’t get very far as it was a short-lived class (6 or 8 weeks). In January, my friend Carolyn from Chain 344 Podcast posted on Instagram that she was on a forced hiatus from knitting/crocheting due to some pain issues. In the meantime she decided she was going to learn Norwegian and Russian. At. The. Same. Time.  ...

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Papa’s Pancakes

  Did you know this is Pancake Tuesday? I uncovered this fact when I was looking up some Lenten customs a couple weeks ago. In case you don’t want to read the article above, the important piece is this: Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is  ...

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