Category Archives: Basil

Honey-Ginger-Basil Vinaigrette


I had plans to make a healthy sauce using carrots and oranges, for some beautiful salmon filets I bought at the Fresh market on Saturday.  Fresh Market has become, possibly, my favorite place to shop in Greensboro but I can only … Continue reading

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I Hate Chiggers


Well, I’m just going to start by saying a weekend away does wonders for the soul, relaxes the body, strengthens the bonds, and allows time for reflection.  My weekend away with the girls was marvelous.  What a superb and interesting … Continue reading

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A Colorful Dish Disappoionts


This morning I noticed the first Dark-Eyed Junco foraging for food under one of my feeders.  Later in the day, I noticed not only a Yellow Rumped Warbler hopping about in the red oak, but also an Orange Crowned Warbler … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Heirloom Tomato Salad


On Saturday morning my man Dan and I went to investigate a bee call I received.  These bees were in the walls of a storage building, in a back yard, on a hot day, where tall grass grew, brown recluse … Continue reading

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Feasting On Fresh Figs & A Sunset


Seventeen days of temperatures topping 100*.  Thank goodness for an air-conditioned home where we can find respite from the intolerable heat.  One of our favorite ways to spend the late afternoon or cocktail hour is lounging in our rockers on … Continue reading

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The One That Got Away


Do you ever have days when all you wish to do is stay at home?  I have oodles of days when that is my wish.  This entire weekend I wished for that – but it didn’t work out so well. … Continue reading

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I Say Tomato You Say Tomato


Do you say tomato or toe-mah-toe?  I say tomato and with that said,  I’ve been pondering the change of seasons.  It is upon us, spring that is.  I’m feeling the need to move forward as the clocks will be moving … Continue reading

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