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Still Simmering

Yes, I’m here. And no, I’ve not abandoned blogging. I haven’t vanished, nor fallen off the earth or into a ditch by the side of the road. Though certainly, I appreciate the concern – voiced by many of you dear souls – that I could be, I’m not. I am in fact just where we [...]

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Moon June Spoon: Summer Sweets

Somewhere between the food world and today’s would-be plans, I sold a lot of greeting cards.  Yes.  Greeting cards. When a writer friend suggested I’d “enjoy short form” – code for attention span? – I quickly studied the racks, and eventually sold to major companies.  I wrote funny cards, pun cards, happy cards, sad cards, [...]

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Delicious Sisters

I would like more sisters, that the taking out of one, might not leave such stillness. Emily Dickinson After more than a year’s worth of Simmer, I’ve concluded that blogging is much like phoning your family. Some days an outburst and others, just “Everything okay? Bye.” For example, I was going to tell you about [...]

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Historically, only a chosen few have great ideas that come to fruition.  A nameless few had the same idea, but left it hanging on the tree. Has this happened to you? It’s happened to me – and more than once. Think of it this way: some people have a date with destiny. I catch destiny [...]

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A Word From Our Sponsor

So, let’s say you were lucky enough to create something you actually like. It might be a cake or a drawing, or a business or a blog or a particularly tart-tongued child. These are rosti potatoes, extremely high on the likable scale. Still, they are just sitting there. Sitting there. Just sitting there and they [...]

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