The Spice Drawer

When you remodel a kitchen, the possibilties for reorganization seem endless. Yet, there are limitations on what you can do. Budget, space, and functionality all come into play. Any remodel is more complicated than it first appears, so we took some time to think about the kitchen features that inconvenienced us the most. Except for […]

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Dear Deer, XXOO, Spring Edition Part 2

Planting annuals in deer country often feels like burying dollar bills in the ground. You hope they’ll be there when you come back, but don’t really expect it. Brightly colored and persistently blooming throughout the growing season, it is hard for any gardener to resist the lure of giving annuals a go, even with those […]

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Dear Deer, ΧΧΟΟ, Spring Edition

Hot topic: What won’t deer eat?! Voracious grazers, they will eat anything if pressed. They have eaten poisonous plants from the yard during droughts. Yet, there are a few shining examples that have escaped these herbivorous “predators” year after year. Here are five spring perennials to consider. Peonies  These beauties are a spring favorite. If […]

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Spanakopita: Not Your Mama’s

Spanakopita was one spinach dish my kids would actually eat, even when they were young. OK, my son only ate the dough… . Still, it fed everyone at the table and that isn’t always easy to do. Speaking of easy, this really isn’t a hard dish to make. You just need to get the hang […]

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Toilets, Oh, Sigh…

Wicked Wednesdays Wednesdays are dreaded around here for one reason: time to clean the bathrooms. It’s not a job that anyone likes, no matter how much you are willing to pay them. So, with resignation, assign yourself a day that it must be done. Plumbing tends to be a gender-identified occupation; not really for any […]

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