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Twilight: End of Summer Garden

It’s that twilight time in the garden and at the farmer’s markets. The magic in-between time that gently divides the seasons. The summer darlings such as heirloom tomatoes, vibrant peppers, and the last stubby fingers of okra sit adjacent to mottled wild pears, aubergine-colored scuppernongs bursting with sweet juice, and tender, young winter squash. The… Read more »

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My Day in NYC on 9/11

This picture of my sister was taken in August, just a few weeks before the tragedy in 2001.┬áLast year when I wrote my original post, I hadn’t ever written a word about 9/11. I’ve been pretty somber this week, as many have been, on the 10th anniversary with all the additional press, new photos, and… Read more »

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Labor Day Appetizers and Summer’s Sweet End

I’ve spent the summer in New England. It’s been an eye-opener on many levels. First, I was told all about the corn. “Our corn is the best in the world,” she said. In my mind, I silently dismissed it. “Oh-okay,” I responded. The half acknowledgment that conveys the unspoken sentiment, “You really don’t know what… Read more »

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