Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

  I spent the weekend visiting with friends while I did a couple of upgrades to the Triumph. Saturday, Russ brought over a fifth of Wanderback whiskey. We sipped the single malt while testing my charging system and swapping out the stock rectifier for a new Hot...

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Snow Camp!

Snow Camp!

A photo essay about our snow camp until we get around to writing a ride report.                                                      ...

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Doggles

Doggles

  After securing the dog so he can’t fall or jump out of the sidecar, the next important concern when taking your pet riding with you should be eye protection. There are several products available to protect your dog’s eyes from bugs and debris; the one I am most...

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Battery Bank

Battery Bank

I don’t know if I have a charging problem or just a weak battery, but lately I have been having trouble starting the bike. Not all the time; in fact, very rarely, but always when the weather is miserable, and I am trying to get home. It happened again yesterday. I had...

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The Rooster

The Rooster

In the darkness a rooster calls for the sun. His brothers repeat his insistent crowing, like echoes up and down the canyon. They will drag the day from beneath the eastern ridge by sheer force of will. Deep in the shadows, a lone frog applauds their efforts. The...

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Shorted

Shorted

Shambling along, we stumble through our daily routine with the dead eyes of Daylight Savings Time

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Bark!

Bark!

A single bark rings out, exploding like a gunshot, echoing off the laundry room walls. Walter wants out. Now. A short while later he will demand to come back in with a similar bark. The stars look like paint splattered across a deep blue drop cloth. They provide just...

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Fog

Fog

The fog moved through the trees and we moved through the fog. It was as impenetrable as a wall, as ephemeral as a ghost( a thought half formed? a memory not quite recalled?). We were boxed in; at times we could only see one hundred feet, sometimes we could see one...

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The Latency of Morning

The Latency of Morning

It has been snowing for a week It snowed all last night It is snowing yet. My world, confined to what I can see, is a shapeless mass of amorphous heaps. A rumpled blanket hides the ground. Everything is pale and colorless. The paper birch, branches laced with snow,...

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Rusty Nail – Praise & Treats

Rusty Nail – Praise & Treats

It has been an unseasonably dry winter. Up until Friday, when it started to snow. It has been snowing all weekend. Sunday morning it cleared, revealing a sparkling winter wonderland. With no pressing need to go anywhere, most people elected to stay home, off the...

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BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce

I made this sauce for the rabbits at the last Bunny BBQ. I  cut up and brined the rabbits for 9 hours, then rinsed and boiled them for 10 minutes. They were painted with BBQ sauce and frozen until the day before the party.  I thawed them Friday, and put the meat in...

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Moussaka

Moussaka

The Food Stamp Gourmet by Wm. Brown has been out of print for years, but you can still find it on-line at a reasonable price. I have had my copy since the seventies; it contains some of my favorite recipes. Every so often, I pull it out and choose one of them....

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Moussaka Hand Pie

Moussaka Hand Pie

I made moussaka for dinner last night and had some left-over filling. Today I got out the pie-irons and made moussaka hand pies for lunch.   Forcing the Greek pita bread into the buttered pie irons, I spooned some tomato paste over the pita, I filled it with the...

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Grandma Wade’s Mince Meat

Grandma Wade’s Mince Meat

Grandma Wade used to make mince meat pies for the holidays. She shared the recipe with Mom,and this delightfully sweet pie has been a treasured memory of mine for decades. The recipe is pretty labor intensive and contains your entire annual dietary allowance of fat in...

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