Mandazi

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When I read Beccy’s post yesterday, it immediately triggered a memory from my college years–well, my second round of college years. I had originally gone to college right after high school, but in my sophomore year, it was required that we declare a major, and I had NO idea what I wanted to focus on…

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Dabo Kolo

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The boys and I are members of a homeschooling co-operative group in the area.  I peel the baby off of my leg, then teach a baking class to the teens, and assist in an “American Political System” class.  The boys take World Geography, Physical Education, Hands-on Science, International Cooking and Exploring the World through Art….

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Time for a Cuppa?

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We have had a couple of cold, sleety, rainy, dreary days here recently, and I know Rebecca’s working hard at getting the site in order and could probably use a little warm comfort herself, so I thought I’d throw in a good word for one of our favorite go-to’s at times like these–hot brewed black…

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Stick with us… We’re getting there…

Okie dokie.  Let’s call what’s up on the blog now a sneak preview.  Of what?  I couldn’t say exactly…  It sort of depends on how many brain cells I have left after banging my head against the wall for hours on end trying to learn this dratted code and css gobbledygook.  Bear with us.  …

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F.R.U.S.T.R.A.T.I.O.N. Technology style!

Okie dokie.  We have what you might call a bit of a problem.  A technological problem.  This blog ‘make-over’ is temporary only.  Hopefully we’ll have our little code issue resolved by tomorrow.  In the meantime, enjoy our new and transient zen look.   Rebecca and Val

We have a winner!

We didn’t quite make 100 comments.  In fact, we were shy of 50 unique commenters, but we decided to round up because we really like to give things away!  After factoring in the emails we got from folks who had trouble commenting and the kind folks who made mentions of us on our blog we…

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According to Jim, it’s Pretty Good Soup

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Now, admittedly, I do follow some recipes for a lot of dishes I prepare,  but soups and stews are very forgiving foods to make, very flexible and a great way to use up those bits and pieces that don’t seem to have anywhere else to go. And most of these creations are dubbed by Jim as being…

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Yooper Pasties

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Okay.  Now those of my readers who are Yoopers (specifically) or Michiganders (generally)  will know exactly what I’m saying.  Those of you who don’t have kith or kin in either Michigan or Cornwall might need a little explanation.  The pasties of which I speak are pronounced ‘PASS- tees’.  The ones you’re probably thinking about are pronounced…

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$100 Giveaway is Extended Until Sunday evening!

Update:  You still have 48 hours to leave a comment to enter our $100 giveaway! (And tell 75 of your closest friends to leave a comment, too.  Good Grief!  Can’t we give away money?)  You have until 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, October 26th.  Click here to hop over to our 100th post and leave a comment to…

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Blueberry Cobbler

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I meant to post this a while ago, but life got in the way. I’m getting ready to repeat this particular dessert in a couple of days with some frozen berries, and remembered that I had never gotten around to sharing this with you all. So here ’tis!   A few weeks ago, Jim picked what appeared to…

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