Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Puffity Blue Quilt is Finished


Off to Texas it goes!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009


I love my Zojirushi Rice Cooker and today I used it to cook lentils.  I just put one cup dried lentils, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups water into the rice cooker, and one hour later I had lentils ready to eat or add to soup or sprinkle on salads.

Lentils are one of my favorite legumes and are very high in fiber, as well as lots of other good things.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


A thank you to Denis Collette for sharing this gorgeous photograph on

Monday, May 11, 2009

"The Magic Hour": a Short Film by Ray Paunovich

The Magic Hour from Ray Paunovich on Vimeo.

"A visual look at nature in the last rays of sunlight."

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lemony Fresh

Today I saw a clip from the British television show How Clean is Your House which included a tip about cleaning a toilet bowl.  The nice lady suggested using a paste of borax and lemon juice.  I tried it.  It worked.  You might like to try it, too.

A thank you to {platinum} for sharing this photo on flickr.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day!

When I was a little girl, my sister and I would rush home from school on May 1 each year to make paper cones for flower vases.  We grabbed handfuls of lilacs and dandelions and filled the cones, then ran through the neighborhood placing the bouquets on each doorstep, knocking on the door and running away to hide.

It was great fun, but I for one always wished that our celebrations included a Maypole dance, like the magical one pictured here.  All those colors being woven together!  That seemed like heaven.

A thank you to Pete Ashton for the maypole photograph, to van swearingen for the lilacs and Bob Aubuchon for the dandelions, all shared in Creative Commons on flickr.