Category Archives: Random Off-Trail Musings

I can’t be on the trail all the time. This category covers all the other random bits of my life I feel worth writing about.

Egg with Sage & Polenta

All of us are off this week for Thanksgiving Break, Momma & I both being educators.  This past Saturday, once it warmed back up, I turned the last of the summer garden into the compost bins and put the boys … Continue reading

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Scones w/ Blackberry Preserves

I decided after a fun week of learning how to pickle things, I would ease back into something I’m a little more familiar with.   I had one last gallon of frozen blackberries from this summer and figured it was time … Continue reading

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November

Calling it.   The last of my summer crops has finally given in to the cold nights.  This weekend is going to bring a few 30-degree nights, I think, and even the new pods are starting to mottle brown.  The blooms … Continue reading

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Garden walk with me

If I could only grow one herb, it would be rosemary.   It was the very first thing I put in the ground when I moved to the new house.   I put four plants in a tight row directly underneath my … Continue reading

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Planning the Suburban Homestead

2016 has been an interesting year.  One of those, should we live through it, that will end up being in my great-grandchild’s Social Studies report. . . if they still do those kinds of things in the future. I’ve not … Continue reading

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Updates & Anecdotes

Around early February, we decided we were fed up with the house. Isn’t a bad house.  We love the yard.   But the dog was dying.  And the kitchen is too small (we’ve never liked it).   And we can’t fit the … Continue reading

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Eggnog French Toast w/ Bananas Foster & Whipped Dark Rum Mascarpone Topping

The inspiration from this dish came from, I believe, an episode of Good Eats that wikipedia tells me is from 2004 titled “Toast Modern” (Season 7).   My dad made french toast growing up and it is a comfort food.   The … Continue reading

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