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I will not miss summer, not frizzy hair and heat for one minute – but every leaf fell today, dragon-red streamers in a parade of pouring rain. It was lovely, and made me want to spin each leaf on its stem, examine all the lace veins and every dry serrated edge. Still, it took walking [...]

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Hello, friends and readers; if you’re reading on a weekend, no doubt you’re both. Life intervened this week, keeping me from Simmer with its pesky errands and calls. Not to mention that behind-the-scenes writing, you know, serious stuff, stuff not about crazy-Edie eggs or stick-eating dogs.  Before the blog rolls tumbleweeds, let’s pass the time [...]

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Oh sure, you’re thinking, sure. Radio silence for a week, and then just ten words? Well, yes. But they are a juicy ten. You may recall that we just came down from Lake Superior country, and up there, everywhere, blueberries. Wild blueberries from green brush, tumbling down from Canada, blueberries not from the store, little [...]

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Quick – what do you get when you mix gleaming tools, anesthetic, swelling, gauze, ice packs and codeine? That’s right. You get oral surgery. Today, poor Miss Josie had her third go-around in the big chair. Three times now they’ve tried to uncover a tooth that just wouldn’t budge; today, the doctor made that tooth [...]

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The Baker’s Alphabet

Why are we detouring into the nursery? Well. When Josie was small, and I was tired but she was not, I’d walk the floors with her in the dark, and make stuff up.  Nonsense murmuring stuff like this – a rhyming stream of bakery talk.  Yes. I was one whacked-out sleepy caterer. So why am [...]

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