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Sewing & Quilting

Lilac ladders quilt

This quilt was made for my sister-in-law, Sandra. It now lives in Udorf, Switzerland. The four shades of purple represent her and her husband and…
Lisa
October 6, 2019
Baking

Apricot Bread

Apricot Bread 2 sticks of butter, melted and cooled 1 C granulated sugar ½ C brown sugar, packed 4 eggs 3 C flour, all purpose…
Lisa
August 31, 2017
Beekeeping

Biddan Bees

It's 97F today. It's April 30th and it's 97F. Luckily, there was a brisk breeze, but the wind stirs up the bees. I had to…
Lisa
April 30, 2017
BeekeepingGardening

Mysterious times

As spring arrived - after the late March refreeze that killed my pear blossoms, fig leaves, orange stems and fooled the usually infallible pecan trees…
Lisa
April 19, 2017
Cooking

Pommes D’Anna

An elegant presentation of potatoes for a Christmas Eve dinner: Pommes D' Anna. Prepare them ahead, go to Vigil Mass and then come home and…
Lisa
January 2, 2017
BakingCooking

Monday Rewards

Monday night is the perfect night for cookies. A new twist on an old favorite. I stopped using Crisco years ago but I must admit…
Lisa
August 30, 2016
Gardening

Glorious

Gardening is applied optimism. Maybe that is why my yard and gardens are in such disarray. It drags on me. Truly. I want to have…
Lisa
August 21, 2016
Cooking

Beating summer heat

Summer at Biddan Ridge is a whole lot of dang heat! Too much heat and not enough rain. And when it rains, it is preceded…
Lisa
July 17, 2016
Gardening

Winter is over

I like to pretend I have a farm. I plan for a future when I have a small but prolific orchard of fruit and nut…
Lisa
March 29, 2016
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Serenity

It's early January and we have yet to have any significant winter. There has been no frost. Night-time temperatures have barely reached 40F and then…
Lisa
January 11, 2016

Fresh In Travel

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