It all turned out ok

What a day! I started making a batch of salsa at about 9AM. Of course, that starts with gathering and washing jars, etc. I made this recipe last year & absolutely loved it. IMHO this year’s is good, but not as good. Read on to find out why. Here’s the recipe for 1/2 batch […]

New Things

Let’s start with the loudest, and the cutest.

I was working at the Macomber late this afternoon, when all of a sudden there at my porch door was someone looking in at me and saying, “Hi! Let me in, please.” After a double-take, I realized I had a visitor.

I opened the door […]

Maple Cubes

This is just one of nature’s little oddities. At least to me it is.

Those cubes in the bottom of this small jar — doesn’t it look like they’re mostly melted ice cubes at the bottom of a glass? But they’re not. They’re cubes of maple sugar, left at the bottom of a jar […]


I think I bought one pomegranate in my life, many years ago, and didn’t enjoy it. I thought you had to eat just the red juicy part and spit out the seeds. Way too much work to eat that way, and way too much waste.

Years later I learned that you’re supposed to eat everything, […]

Beet Soup

Although it felt too weird to take pictures of the soup when my friends were here, I had some beet soup left over, so took a shot when I ate it a few days later. It was delicious! I’d love to give you the recipe, but I sort of mushed two recipes together, made some […]