Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beauty Break: A Poem

The Violet by Jane Taylor Down in a green and shady bed a modest violet grew, its stalk was bent, it hung its head, as if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, its color bright … Continue reading

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A Total Loss?

When I was a little girl, I suppose I enjoyed school. I have a lot of memories and none of them are particularly horrible, though there are some I’d rather forget. I don’t remember getting in trouble too often — … Continue reading

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Lavender Lemonade

This was our first experiment with the dried lavender from our garden. If you decide to make this lemonade, use regular “sour” lemons — sweet lemons don’t provide the right flavor profile. Its great icy cold — enjoy! Lavender Lemonade … Continue reading

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