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Orange Cecelia and Grass-Oriented Needs

When I was a child I didn’t have imaginary friends.  I did however, have an imaginary alter ego.  Her name was Orange Cecelia, or sometimes Orange Ce-Sara, and she was orphan who lived in our backyard. Miss Orange was very … Continue reading

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On a Ramp-age

Winter is long in the Finger Lakes.  Very very long.  Snow, ice, and blustery winds keep us cooped up for the better part of six months.  By March you begin to question if you’ve been remembering it rightly, did you … Continue reading

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Ten Year Anniversary

Guys, I am celebrating a big anniversary.  It’s been ten years!  Rather, it’s somewhere around ten years, the exact date is forgotten, since I made the decision kind of rashly and was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it.  Eventually … Continue reading

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This is Not a Food Blog

I do however, really like cooking and baking.  I also find a lot of inspiration and pleasure reading food blogs.  Smitten Kitchen is my current obsession.  Smitten’s author, Deb Perelman, is a fantastic food photographer in addition to her witty writing … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions

I absolutely love the holidays, I mean, who doesn’t?  I love getting to do the same things every year with the same people that I love the most.  It is comforting and helps keep me connected to family and friends … Continue reading

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Fall in the Finger Lakes is Bittersweet

Here in the Finger Lakes it is clear that fall has arrived.  Summer hasn’t quite moved on yet, the sunshine is still hot and the zucchini and tomatoes producing wildly.  But it’s dropping into the low fifties at night and … Continue reading

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American Food Writing

I just finished a gem of a book, American Food Writing, edited by Molly O’Neill.  Its red and blue gingham cover looks just like a picnic cloth or an old-school Betty Crocker cookbook.  But inside isn’t strange 1960’s style recipes for … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practices

I grew up in the Catholic Church, with all the gold gilding, wafting incense, and calisthenic  prayer performances.  My family said grace so automatically before meals that I was surprised when I realized the string of syllables I had memorized … Continue reading

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