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The Pleasures of Life

I think many of us if not most, take the time to consider what we are thankful for this time of year in particular; although I hope we do it a lot more often than that!  In my less serious and contemplative moments, here are my thoughts:   I’m thankful for the mid-term elections being […]

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Cycles on My Mind

The coming of Autumn always feels like a poignant time to me…. So many things are changing… The nights get a little cooler, the days becoming noticeably shorter, the blackberries on my property fading in numbers of sweet and luscious berries, the harvesting of winter squash, garlic, tree fruits and more.  I’ve always been a […]

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I posted a brief blog in May calling attention to intimate partner violence, but here we are again with some added information.  Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, or stalking by an intimate partner.  I have shared some information below, expanding on this definition. One in four US […]

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Did You Know This?

Intimate Partner Violence Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, or stalking by an intimate partner.  One in four US women and one in ten men have experienced IPV in their lifetimes.  Throughout the world, IPV is the single leading cause of homicide death in women.  In the U.S. […]

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Ukraine: Food for Thought

I’m thinking I’m like many of you, in that Ukraine and the Ukrainian people are very much on my mind.  Just one very small way I might raise awareness about Ukraine, is to talk about their traditional diet.  Ukraine is often referred to as the breadbasket of Europe and wheat and grain are central to […]

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Recognizing the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice began today, Tuesday, 12/21/2021, 10:59 a.m., EST.  The solstice happens twice a year, once in each hemisphere.  The winter solstice is the day with the shortest amount of daylight and the longest night of the year when the Sun is at its lowest point in the sky. In the Northern Hemisphere where […]

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Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Legacies

When it comes to yams and sweet potatoes…. I admit to what seems like group confusion—me, other vegetable shoppers, produce managers, chefs and my mother. The confusion starts with the problem that in the United States, the terms “yam” and “sweet potato” are used interchangeably, but they are actually completely different vegetables. Yams are starchy […]

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It’s fall.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and apples are a big deal here.  They are prolific and yummy and I have several apple trees in my small orchard.  I have buckets and buckets of them and my daily harvest reminds me of growing up on the Oregon Coast with a mother who said […]

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