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Month: February 2011

Freezing Cilantro

Freezing Cilantro

Did you know you can freeze fresh cilantro?  I’m sure you can freeze other herbs  too, but I’m trying cilantro first.  Of course, cilantro doesn’t grow in the mid-Atlantic in February, but we bought some at the grocery store for a recipe anyway, and ended […]

V-Day Glass Sculpting

V-Day Glass Sculpting

For Valentine’s Day this year, Kim and I went to a local Glass Blowing Studio for a Glass Paperweight workshop.  We got to make glass paperweights with a heart in the center. Here I am forming the waist of my paperweight: Here’s a few cool […]

New Chair

New Chair

Kim and I used our Christmas Gift money this year to buy a new chair for our upstairs den area. We now have a cozy place to sit by the fireplace and read. At first the cats seemed to totally ignore the chair. But lately they have been warming up to it. They have realized that it’s a good thing to run behind when someone is chasing them. They have figured out that they can hide from the vacuum under the chair. And Charlie has finally realized that it’s a really good place to take a nap!

Charlie and the New Chair
Charlie and the New Chair
A wet visit to the Eastern Shore

A wet visit to the Eastern Shore

Kim and I traveled out to the Eastern Shore last weekend for a friend’s baby shower.  It was a pretty wet and rainy day…

Amazing Oatmeal Cookies

Amazing Oatmeal Cookies

One time I heard Alton Brown say that he lost weight while eating desserts because he went by the rule that it’s okay to have dessert if you try to get as much nutrition out of it as possible.  I like that rule!  I know […]