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Carol
Lawrence, Kansas
Hi, my name is Carol. I live in Lawrence KS. I write Tall Tales. I tell about stuff that happened to me. Most of it is true.
Interests: Travel, Cooking, Bikram Yoga, Gardening, Knitting, Golf, Reading.
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Ever since I made that apple galette a while back, I have wanted to make another one. The problem is I want to make a lot of things. What I really need to do is adopt 3 people who love sweets, and can eat everything as soon as I make... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tall Tales from Kansas
Thanks for all the comments the other day about "having the talk" with someone about your preferences for care if you find yourself unexpectedly, critically, ill. What I also wanted to say, that I didn't, because it needed to be part two of that discussion, is this.... In the world... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I am on the home stretch on my quilt. Time for binding the edges. What did we do before videos on line to learn how to do something we thought we might know how to do but it turns out we really don't have a clue about? Sheesh! I had... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I was happy to see these fellas on saturday morning at the market. I think everything looks better when there is lively music in the air. Tomatoes remain front and center in the produce offerings. The heirloom tomatoes are so interesting looking. I got a Krim to add to the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The tomatoes are coming on strong now. You know what that means. Chris pulled down the ancient cuisinart, sharpened the knives, and got out our favorite salsa recipe last night. Taco salad last night with salsa, poached egg over pinto beans with avocado and fresh salsa for breakfast. Tonight it's... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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She was ahead of me in line today at Josie's Posies. Luckily we were both there early and there were plenty of posie's to choose from. I followed her lead and stocked up on a few sunflowers myself. I love running into people at the market that I hope, hope,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
Every once in a while the palliative care nurse in me fights with the cook, gardener, sketcher, knitter, sewer, hooker, and blogger in me to try to get some air time here at Tall Tales. That leads to a post about serious stuff. This is one of those. I have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Around Thanksgiving my favorite sandwich is the cranky turkey. Grilled french bread, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and turkey. Yum. Yum. So when I saw this recipe for spicy tomato jam in the newspaper last week I immediately thought about sandwich spread. So far I have decided to try this on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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We went to see "The Hundred Foot Journey" last weekend. On the opening weekend no less! That might be a first for us. If you like France, and you like food, and you like Helen Mirren... go and see it. We spent 2 perfectly lovely hours being entertained while we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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This past weekend Chris took a picture of the supermoon the night before it got super. So I guess it was a pre-supermoon. While he was doing that I was sketching some flowers. Chris also went to the store, did the re-cycling, and went to the dry clearners while I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I hate to do this to you, but if you haven't made any peach cobbler yet this summer you better get a move on. Thank goodness I found the booth with the only peaches at the market on Saturday before I went into full blown tantrum mode. I haven't used... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I saw cute girls with purses and cute girls on bikes at the farmers market on Saturday. There were also scads of georgeous looking tomatoes. All makes and models. Of which I bought none because I am sleeping with a tomato growing expert these days. My favorite find at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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These are my new little watercolor/sketch pads. I needed something I could easily throw in my purse or the car. The one on top is 6x6 square and the one underneath is a landscape orientation and measures about 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. It was very fun experimenting with how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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As I was driving to El Patron on Southwest Blvd in Kansas City Thursday night I happened upon this. Some mighty colorful street art. Even in suboptimal light, it was pretty spectacular. Then I thought I saw what looked like a plane. Perched on top of some buildings. Right on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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When the crocus, the cherry, the tulips, the iris, the alium, the penstemmon, the hydrangea, the coneflowers, and the hostas have all done their thing, you know it's time for the morning glory to show up. I know some people refer to the morning glory as a weed, and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last night we moved the table out of the dining room so I could lay out the quilt to put all the layers together. Who was the one who thought it was a good idea to make my first quilt be so BIG? Oh right. Me. In case you get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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You are gonna thank me for this. You might even name your next cat after me you are so grateful. Today I discovered the perfect summer supper combination and I am about to tell you exactly how to make it. It starts with a spread. I made mine early in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Last night I decided to draw my house. Because it was there. Plus I wanted to use my brand new pen. It's a Noodlers Ahab Flex Fountain pen. I ordered it from the Goulet Pen Company. Don't click on that link unless you plan to buy a pen. You won't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Chris and I went on a field trip to the public library today. It's been closed for extensive remodeling for months and I needed to familiarize myself with the new set up. Its got a wide open, industrial feel to it. In a good kind of way. With touches of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Warning: Ridiculously large number of cute cat photos follow. Proceed at your own risk. Today this cat and I entered a new phase in our relationship. The one where he rubs his head on my feet. Where he lets me show him my kitty foot rub moves after a healthy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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Friday night fun can consist of drawing black birds. With a blue water soluble ink. Then painting them black. Adding some black lines. And a title. With yellow watercolor. Being able to easily entertain myself is one of my very best qualities. P.S. Congratulations Greatgrandma Marti and Grandma Jennifer! you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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My blush aloe, along with all the other succulents I planted when I came back from California with a serious case of succulent envy, is doing great. I was going to show you a picture but decided you would much rather see a drawing. This is an extremely true to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I made Kansas Corn Chowder this week. I did not use this ear of corn in the soup. I did make corn stock to use as per one of your suggestions - I used Martha's recipe. Corn from Bismark gardens, potatoes and onion from John's garden in Marion Kansas, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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I remember in the spring when we moved the clocks forward an hour (here in Kansas anyway) I wondered what that was going to do to my sunsets. The answer is it messed them all up. The sun is setting now when I am in the middle of dinner instead... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas
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The first melon of the season was purchased at the farmers market this past weekend. I like cutting the melon in half, scooping out the seeds, then cutting it into quarters, and eighths and finally trying to cut the orange flesh as far down as you can without getting any... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Tall Tales from Kansas