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I made a gingerbread house. I’d never made one before, except from a pre-baked kit my daughter found at a yard sale or something one time. And I think that’s all. First I bought some candy, and then I went looking for templates, recipes, etc. I didn’t like any of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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I started Italian-American Sunday last week on a whim. You can see my Google Plus collection about that; read the post at the bottom first. I am missing that part of my background so hard as I grow older, and don't know how to get any of it back except... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Hah, it's been two months since I shared here. First, May was just horrid. It was no May at all, just cold and weird. That didn't ruin the garden, but it had an effect on a few things. The summer squashes aren't having a good year. But there's still time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
I apologize, but have moved this post to a better location for it here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at life, the universe, and everything
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Some stuff I got going in the garden. Starting Sunday, the bell and hot peppers, eggplants, and remaining tomatoes in greenhouse can all stay outside full time. Some of the tomatoes are already living outside. All that remains then is to sow some cucumber seed, and hopefully a pumpkin or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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It's been spring for most of the month. We're expecting a cold spell tonight through Monday, then it all sets off again, colors and scents and tastes. I'd say I can't wait, but I can...because I don't really need to. I have seedlings to mist and plans to reshape and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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This past week, I made a quilt using techniques I learned last year when sitting in bed hand-sewing pieces together for a crazy quilt. Every morning I got up ready to tackle a section of it after doing the usual early household tasks. On Monday, I chose ten fat quarters,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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For the more linear-minded readers: I'm talking about two different things here, intermingled. I'm a person who enjoys a certain amount of data, and working numbers, etc., but I also enjoy feeling the soil beneath my bare feet, and watching for signs of renewed life each spring. Don't lose the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Appurtenant to yesterday's blog post, here is how I have made sloppy joes. Sloppy Joes This would feed eight people. I made this amount thinking of leftovers.* 2.5-2.75 lb ground round 1 medium onion (about a cup, small or fine dice) 1 yellow or red bell pepper, small or fine... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Seeds I started a few days ago are coming up nicely. Actually, one of the SS 100s (cherry tomatoes) took off like a rocket overnight, and already needs to be directly under a plant bulb. I wrote to a Master Gardener at the OSU extension office to ask a couple... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Riches! Riches are relative, aren't they? Recently, a friend sent me enough embroidery floss to fatten my box again so that I will need no more through winter. In fact, I worked through the summer to gather clearance materials and thrift store goods enough to last all winter as well,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Yesterday I made a pretty good bag. This isn't a tutorial, but I'll share some aspects of how I made it and how it turned out. Eventually, I will be superior at interfacing and corners, then I can improve with visual details, as well. I put together fourteen squares of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
Ohhh, I always do, as well. There is a short story or two set later on, but it's not truly about them. I'm delighted you found me this way. It's a trigger, you know. Something reminds me of Lord Peter and Harriet (Lady Peter) and I'm off like a shot, nearly once a year, needing to read through them again. :-)
:-) I often use it, and I've even bought rum instead of vanilla extract for a heavy baking time, because it's more economical. Either one will do in just about anything. This reminds me of how there are people who use 70-80 proof vanilla (I think McCormick's is 82,) but won't add 80 proof liquor. These are people I don't quite get. And most of the liqueurs have half the alcohol of vanilla, but are sinful or something.
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I got to making pecan balls today. Most often I have heard them called snow balls. But they are also Russian tea cakes and pecan sandies, except as balls and rolled in powdered sugar. Since Better Homes and Gardens changed their recipe and it is rather different from the Land... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
I missed this somehow. Thank you.
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Today I worked on a prototype for a bag I might want to produce in quantity and...get some sort of return on. I can see doing it in two sizes. It's reversible, with interfacing sandwiched between the two layers, and has a cardboard bottom inside I haven't decided how I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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I bet you could nail my age down to the second. Anyway. Yesterday I started making an 80s playlist for my iPod (two clues there; who else works so hard to own what they listen to?) and I've got 125 songs so far. It isn't meant to be definitive, guy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Today I roasted three heads of garlic and then did things with them. When I put the garlic in the oven, I also put in whole wheat pita cut into eights, and tossed with olive oil, and salt and pepper. The pita cooked for about ten minutes, the garlic for...45... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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I make biscotti every few weeks. I have a basic recipe I put together that can be modified to suit my taste for the day. Then I add them to my cookie jar and enjoy them for six weeks or so, because they take a very long time to grow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
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Summer wasn't much of one, at least not in the usual way. We had subtropical rain throughout the second half of June and all of July, and August was never hot. Early September was hot like July. Now, though, Summer is bowing out gently and gracefully, and though the light... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits
I redid the cover page for this site and am beginning the blog anew at a new address. This one will remain as an archive and testament to occasional bits of odd and earnest effort. You can click on the top left link to see what the new blog looks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at life, the universe, and everything
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Hi, I'm in the middle of refreshing my blog, because it is super last decade, and I put off fixing that the way I tend to put off trimming my hair. Ugh. The old page I've had for five years will remain as an archive (actually going back to 2003,)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at antiquated notions
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There's a theory I have about having been tertiary to this event, this day in history. You got your primary experiencers who are part of a group and among that group they know what they know, either staying quiet or protesting something, depending, all the rest of their lives. They... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2015 at life, the universe, and everything
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Sound like an odd thing to have or use? I started making these little bags by hand awhile back during a bout with bronchitis or something. The one I hung on my bedpost held remote controls and a flashlight, but I decided it needed to be replaced with an upgrade.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at Lily's Garden of Domestic Pursuits