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Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

On the way to the Anacortes Ferry there is the most delightful outdoor market. I first discovered this market on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on fresh, sweet corn, herb bundles as big as my head, […]

Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Orcas Island Wild Plum Streusel

Thanks to a wild ((or at the very least aged, unfettered & prolific)) plum tree and the kind-hearted generosity of my friend, Orcas Island potter, Mr. Weatherman, I have the pleasure of sharing this simple sour plum streusel. I went to visit Mr. Weatherman and his Olga […]

Teriyaki for Life

Teriyaki for Life

One of our most treasured lake traditions may sound a little unusual for lake life, but oh boy – do we talk about it all year long, counting down the months, weeks and days to this special meal. It is Teriyaki Night. I love that Grilled […]

A few weekend favorites:

A few weekend favorites:

Is it over already?? It seems like this weekend was shorter than usual! Oh, it did to you too?? Maybe it was that hour we all lost ((boo))!! We squeezed in a lot even with a shrunken weekend. For starters, 

Becoming a Pasta Maker ((Napa part 4))

Becoming a Pasta Maker ((Napa part 4))

I must say, the idea of a head chef and restaurant owner personally training me in the art and science of pasta making seemed very exciting…until the morning came to be taught. I was nervous — like first day at a new school nervous. I needed […]

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour ((part 2)): The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and a Napa Valley Welcome.

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour ((part 2)): The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and a Napa Valley Welcome.

We woke early. Our minds were set to Oklahoma time, but our thoughts danced through the recollections of where we had been and imagined the beauty and excitement of where the day would lead. I just love the internet, unless I hate it – but […]

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour: Northern Cali ((part one))

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour: Northern Cali ((part one))

I have been squeezing as much as possible into these last few days. I think, somehow, I also squeezed in some extra hours. How else could we have seen and done so much?? We started out by touring

Trip of a Lifetime ((part 5 – the end)) expectations…exceeded

Trip of a Lifetime ((part 5 – the end)) expectations…exceeded

This story as been harder to write than I first anticipated ((and longer than I thought it would be too)). Originally, I thought 2 parts would cover it. However, as I began writing it out, sections and divisions became clearer to me. Each portion of this […]

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 4)), uncertainly certain.

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 4)), uncertainly certain.

If you have been keeping up with our story, we just received news that Shepard would indeed be having an appendectomy. Find out all of the circumstances that led up to this discovery and how this new information was a direct answer to prayer by […]

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 3)) — TBA

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 3)) — TBA

If you have been following along, I have been sharing the story of our recent trip to Washington State and the unexpected journey that followed. If you haven’t read part one & part two, take a few minutes to find out why our doctor was […]

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 2)) – Time to Fly

A Trip of a Lifetime ((part 2)) – Time to Fly

I left off with alarms sounding in my heart. If you haven’t read the first section of “our story”, you can catch up by starting here. But let me interject one important part of this story that occurred an hour before I learned Shepy couldn’t […]

A trip of a Lifetime ((can this count as 2 Tips of the Week?)) part one

A trip of a Lifetime ((can this count as 2 Tips of the Week?)) part one

When you hear nothing from me for this long of a stretch, you can be sure it is not for a lack of things to say, haha.  Words have been bursting forth in my mind, but time to sit and compose has been nonexistent. I am […]



 
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