preserved lemons

Who would have thought that nonchalantly stuffing lemons into a jar and letting them marinate in a brine of their own juices would yield a product that is positively magical. I’m sure a food scientist could explain to me the chemical process (though salt is “neutral” and lemon juice is acidic, so I’ve been informed […]

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coconut peanut butter dog biscuits

Scout’s Christmas wish is for dog treats. If she could speak, her favorite things would be as follows (most definitely in order of importance): treats, sleeping in, more treats, playing outside, hedgehog squeaky toy, “Grandpaw” Stacy, and mom and dad. Patrick and I are resigned to being 7 and 8 on her list, though we […]

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Holiday Potpourri

I wish I had discovered something like this years ago. I could have bought a small yacht with the money I have spent on overpriced candles. Well, probably not a yacht. Maybe just a small, used rowboat. Don’t get me wrong, I have a drawer full of candles that get burned faster than kindling. However, I’m glad to give my […]

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