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Sugar cookies

February 16, 2021 Deborah Walker 0

Recently, granddaughter Piper was pretending to call me. She asked, “Watchoo doing?” a few times. She’s almost three and loves to talk. Apparently I told her that I was cooking because she looked at her mother and told her that Gran was busy cooking cookies. […]

Plan ahead for turkey dinner

November 17, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Start planning now to have your turkey ready in time for Thanksgiving dinner. A good rule of thumb when thawing in a refrigerator at 38 degrees is to allow one day of thawing per four pounds of bird. So, this year my 22-lb Butterball will need at least 5-1/2 days to thaw. […]

Ethiopian cuisine

November 3, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

I used to be a runner. Not the extreme marathon-type runner, but I logged 36 miles a week. I ran almost every day, allowing at least one day of rest. I had an Ethiopian friend who was a serious runner. She also ran every day and her runs were non-negotiable. […]

Finding joy

September 29, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

The best dog we ever had was a Border Collie named Molly. She was very smart, attentive and congenial. We lost Molly when she was 16 years old. I still think fondly of her. […]

Pear ideas

August 25, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

My friend gave me a couple of bags of pears. They aren’t quite ripe yet, but they are beautiful. She suggested wrapping them between newspaper and keeping in a dry, dark place so they can ripen. I may do that, but I really wanted to try some now. […]

A substitute for cheese?

August 18, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Life has been very busy on the farm. Another grandbaby was born. The winery’s tasting room closed. Holidays came and went with minimal celebration. I won’t discuss the plandemic and the numbers game. […]

The best of times

March 24, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

I do a lot of thinking while I prune in the vineyard. There’s a lot weighing heavily on my mind lately and thoughts flow freely while little birds chirp, hawks cry and tree limbs rustle in the wind. […]

A plant-based diet

January 21, 2020 Deborah Walker 0

Meal planning has changed with the plant-based diet my husband and I are adopting. In the past, I created a grocery list after deciding which meat product would be the star of each dinner. Then I’d make sure to add potatoes, onions and seasonal produce, augmented with a few bags of frozen vegetables. […]

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