Monthly Archives: April 2014

Home Alone

Now I know it doesn’t come close to elder abuse but frequently I am left alone for days on end having to fend for myself. Oh woe is me, forced to spend 6 to 8 hours a day watching ever … Continue reading

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White Pine Blister Rust

  I guess it was a self-inflicted injury. I have decorated pastry with currant (ribes) clusters and thought it just a grand idea to grow some. In addition to providing fresh fruit, they dehydrate easily and go well in scones … Continue reading

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Woolly Adelgid

Where is Homeland Security when you need them? Native to Asia, the hemlock woolly adelgid is a small aphid like insect that threatens eastern hemlock and Carolina hemlock in the Eastern US. Hemlock decline and eventual mortality usually occur within … Continue reading

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Seafood Estofado

Le Cordon Bleu never fails to inspire. The recent newsletter highlighted a recipe based on Mexican and Hispanic influences and given that I have access to extremely fresh fish and a very accommodating fish monger. I decided to modify their … Continue reading

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RIP HotTop KN-8828B

After 1102 roasts, over 275 Kilos of green beans and almost 5 years of loyal service my Hot Top KN-8828 had functional lapse which resulted in a serious chamber fire. During the final roast the display panel started to wink … Continue reading

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New Calendar

Many new festivals and events listed on the Calendar.

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We had only been back from Savannah a few days when the news broke about Paula Deen and her co-owned Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House closing. I didn’t know she was in Savannah as I don’t watch cooking shows … Continue reading

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Since December 2012 10-Vins  has crafted a business focused on delivering a selection of fine wines by the glass. With home (France) wine delivery, they offer a new way to enjoy a single glass of wine without opening a large … Continue reading

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