Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving’s gone

Thanksgiving’s come and gone. The last of the turkey soup disappeared with lunch. Only a few slices from the eight pies we enjoyed remain. Our guests have returned to their home. Only after the clatter, chatter and cooking ends do … Continue reading

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Pap smears can be fun?!

Early this week, my midwife hosted an event called a Papluck. Yes, it’s a pap smear and a pot luck in one. Between baby feedings that morning I cooked a pumpkin soup using puree I had made earlier. It was … Continue reading

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Sleep in a tube

After reading about ways to avoid Sudden Infant Death┬áSyndrome, I have concluded one thing: According to researchers, the best way to prevent an infant from dying in their sleep is to prevent the infant from sleeping. Parents are told to … Continue reading

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Dear Cardoon,

Why are you so bitter? Were you toughened by the July drought during which I neglected to water you? Were you upset that I didn’t begin blanching you soon enough this fall? You were a taste explosion, a karate chop … Continue reading

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Cardoon

Last winter, my mother told me about an exotic vegetable she ordered from the gardening catalog. Did I want one? she asked. Sure, I said, and then forgot about it. She carefully raised the seedlings and gave me two, while … Continue reading

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