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~ A-Club Dinner – Chez Nous ~ WPC – Dinnertime ~

About four or five evenings a year, for the past twenty-seven years, a small group of friends have gathered to share a meal and discuss a book. Four couples gather at the hosts house (hosting is done in a round … Continue reading

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~ Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge – Food ~

Dad agrees, Scott and his rigatoni are par excellence! All made from scratch from a secret recipe, my brother-in-law Scott Soli, makes a mighty fine rigatoni!!

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~ Basil ~ Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Taste ~

Every year I plant plenty of basil so I can pick it all summer to flavor omelettes, toss into salads and layer over sliced tomatoes. Before the leaves begin to fall, I make pesto sauce to freeze. In the rainy … Continue reading

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Hand-Cranked Wine ~ Sunday Stills ~ Alcohol

In the 1990’s my husband and I began making wine. Living close to the vineyards of Yamhill, Oregon, we bought grapes in bulk and processed them through a hand-cranked stemmer-crusher. Red wines are crushed, fermented and then pressed, while white … Continue reading

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Avacado Mixmaster ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Relic

Mom gave me this Sunbeam Mixmaster, top of the line in 1969, as a wedding gift. Avacado was the color rage then, along with Tangerine and Lemon. Every time I pull it out, I think of Mom; what a good … Continue reading

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Peach Pie Reflection

That first summer in Pullman I began to smell like oily sardines to myself.  A physically immature eleven year old, I longed for my body to develop.  This strong off-putting odor marked the beginning of my very slow odyssey into … Continue reading

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