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Happy Autumn!

In the deep fall don’t you imagine the leaves think how comfortable it will be to touch the earth instead of the nothingness of air and the endless freshets of wind? And don’t you think the trees themselves, especially those with mossy, warm caves, begin to think of the birds that will come — six,…

Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza

So delicious! Heat cast iron pan in oven while oven preheats. Take pan out of oven when done preheating. Lightly oil pan. Spread dough in pan. Be careful! Lightly oil dough. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Take pan out of oven. Spread caramelized onions over dough (Yes. I made caramelized onions, too!), along with figs (I…

Madam Marie

Madam Marie (Marie Castello), was an American fortune teller and psychic reader who worked on the Asbury Park, New Jersey, boardwalk from 1932 until 2008. Madam Marie was the longest running tenant on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Castello was a fixture in Asbury Park for decades, telling fortunes on and off at her tiny booth…

Cast Iron Pan Pizza

I have been making my pizzas recently in my cast iron pan. I love it. Preheat oven to 475 with the pan in the oven. Once preheated, carefully take pan out of oven. Oil pan gently. Spread your pizza dough VERY carefully in pan. I use Mark Bittman’s pizza dough recipe. Put pan back in…

Herb-Crusted Haddock

This is delicious. Herb-Crusted Haddock with Tomato Maple Salsa. Served with Asparagus with Lemon Chive Sauce. All recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks–both a wonderful cookbook and garden design book, by Ellen Ecker Ogden. The Haddock recipe called for a Fresh Fennel Salsa but I forgot to buy the fennel when I was grocery…

A Few Days In Vermont

Three weeks ago, we spent a few days in Bennington, Vermont. We had never been to Bennington. We went to visit a friend of Susan’s who was visiting her mom in Bennington. According to the Bennington, Vermont website: “History, colleges, cafés, world-class golf, an acclaimed healthcare center. Mountains, museums, innovative industries, and a vibrant arts…

Clematis Status

Susan bought me a few new T-shirts and one seemed to match the flower colors perfectly. So, here we have a self-portrait taken Sunday, June 2, 2021.

Blooming In The Garden

I get excited when these beautiful gifts begin to bloom in our garden beds. They ensure nearby plants have plenty of pollinators–bees and butterflies. Soon they will look like this:

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