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Half a Row
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Image by yummysmellsca
A mix of ready-to-eat and unripe Concord grapes from our backyard vineyard made for a perfectly set, tangy jam that I canned to give away for Christmas gifts! I have another 5 lbs of grapes in the freezer for a second batch!

yummysmells.blogspot.com/2011/10/j-in-your-pb.html

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
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Image by devin.berg
In addition to the homemade frites from yesterday, we also made a chocolate chip cheesecake last night using our new mixer and springform pan that we received as wedding gifts. After sitting in the refrigerator all night, the cheesecake was finally ready today and it is delicious. The recipe that was used for the cheesecake can be found here.

What I made in 2010: yarn edition
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Image by lisaclarke
1. 81/365, 2. Finished kitchen dishcloths, 3. 109/365, 4. 114/365, 5. Homemade body powder with loom-knit applicator, 6. Dashing, on me, 7. Body powder gift set, 8. Body powder gift set, 9. 247/365, 10. Baby sweater, 11. Finished hats, 12. Dashing, 7-year-old style, 13. Sassymetrical with shawl pin, 14. 342/365, 15. Another pair of Dashing, 16. Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees, 17. Purl Scarf, 18. Another Purl Scarf, 19. Another Purl Scarf, 20. Dashing for Dad, 21. Turn a Square for Dad, 22. Another Purl Scarf

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys

Meet Mince
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Image by yummysmellsca
Completely home-made (and partially homegrown) mincemeat tart… spelt crust and my green tomato mincemeat
filling that I adapted from: David.

My dad’s gonna be one happy camper!
Recipe: yummysmells.blogspot.com/2008/12/meeting-mince.html

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Obama Poster Orange
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Image by hyperakt
Here’s a fresh batch of homemade Obama posters for you. Download free printable posters here.. Five color combos and three sizes to choose from. Show your pride. Spread the word.

Limited edition prints are available at:
www.hyperakt.com/blog/2008/11/07/obama-victory-silkscreen...
www.hyperakt.com/blog/2008/11/05/obama-history-prints/

T-shirts are available here:
www.zazzle.com/hyperakt/gifts?cg=196188931608134266

Christmas in the Garden
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Image by Chiot’s Run
For Christmas my nieces & nephew made me mosaic stepping stones for my garden. I’ve been waiting for the weather to be nice enough to put them out. Since it looks like the hard freezes are over, I put them in the garden yesterday. One of the stones has their names on it and the other is a small flower shaped stone. Both are jeweled with colorful pieces of glass.

chiotsrun.com/2010/04/05/chistmas-gifts-in-the-garden/

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Secret Santa Gift: Flower Pens
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Image by creepyed
My Secret Santa liked gardening and funky pens, so what better way to combing the two than with flower pens? I was quite crafty and made these myself. They went over quite well at the Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Yay!

Side by Side
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Image by Jocelyn | McAuliflower
black sesame and lemon ginger marshmallows

Staff Appreciation Day (Supportive Living Week 2014)
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Image by The Pointe at Kilpatrick
As part of Supportive Living Week, Staff Appreciation Day was held on Wednesday, April 23rd. Executive Director, Nancy McCaffrey, held a chili cook off for the staff. Eight employees entered the contest that was complete with homemade cornbreads, all the fixings and 3 different cakes for dessert. Everyone voted on their favorites and after lunch, the winners were announced.
1st Place: J’Nice J.
2nd Place: Veronica L.
3rd Place: John R.
Each prize came with a gift card to a western themed restaurant. All staff were allowed to wear jeans and western wear to help get in to the spirit of things.

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Handmade by Little Hands
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Image by Chiot’s Run
Handmade gifts I received from my nieces & nephews (ages 3-10). They really got into the handmade/homemade spirit for Christmas this year.

Each of the oldest nieces & nephew decorated a terracotta pot for me. Most likely my sister found these pots at a garage sale and kids painted them for me. They will certainly look fabulous this summer on my back porch filled with a few succulents. I might seal them with some sealer to make sure the paint doesn’t come off or wear away.

They also made me a batch of paint swirl ornaments. My sister said even the three year old picked out which colors of paint she wanted in the ornaments my sister helped her make.

notdabblinginnormal.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/handmade-by-…

Festive Bulgur Mix
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Image by yummysmellsca
Nutty-tasting, wholesome bulgur wheat gets jazzed up with herbs and spices, dried fruit, almonds and pumpkin seeds for a vegan pilaf fit for any king’s (or queen’s) table.

www.yummysmells.ca/2014/06/festive-bulgur-mix.html

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#ds29 – Shortbread from Secret Santa
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Image by Sharon Drummond
"Show us some food you eat today, using DOF, perspective, or other tricks you’ve learned so far to make everyone hungry!"

We have a Secret Santa thing going on at work this week. Today’s gift from my amazing Santa was this wonderful tin of homemade shortbread. While the first three gifts of the week were supposed to be small little trinkets, my Secret Santa could have handed me this tin as the main gift tomorrow, and I would have been thrilled. I adore shortbread, and this stuff is wonderful!

Carriage House Café & Tearoom at Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate reopens for the season April 26
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Image by Cape May MAC
Photo by Susan Krysiak/Courtesy of MAC

CAPE MAY — Visitors to Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., can enjoy a delicious lunch or afternoon tea when the Carriage House Café & Tearoom reopens for the season Friday, April 26. Enjoy free, convenient parking on the estate and combine your meal with a wide variety of tours and activities on the grounds and throughout Cape May, offered by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC).
Gracious, yet casual, dining awaits with a café menu that includes signature sandwiches, salads and tea sandwiches, as well as homemade soups and quiche, plus the popular Classic Tea Luncheon and Afternoon Tea featuring loose tea service and specialty teas from the House of Tea in Philadelphia.
Visitors to Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., can purchase a bottle of wine to accompany their lunch or afternoon tea at the Carriage House Café & Tearoom, now that the Emlen Physick Estate has been approved by the state of New Jersey as an outlet for the retail sale of wine by Cape May Winery. Visitors may also purchase bottles at the Carriage House Museum Shop for consumption in approved outdoor areas as well as to take home as a souvenir. Cape May Winery, located at 711 Townbank Road, North Cape May, has grown over the past two decades to produce some of South Jersey’s most distinguished wines.
The Carriage House Café & Tearoom reopens for the season April 26. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through May 22 and daily beginning May 23.
Located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, The Carriage House is a historic building in its own right. Built in 1876, the dining tables in the Carriage House Café & Tearoom are intimately arranged in the original stalls that were home to the Estate’s carriage horses. The tack cases now display gifts offered in the adjacent Carriage House Museum Shop. The Carroll Gallery, also located in the Carriage House and home to changing exhibits, once housed the Estate’s carriages. You can also dine outside on the brick patio beneath the red-striped tent overlooking the Estate’s remembrance and herb gardens. Here you’ll enjoy a wonderful view of the main house and its grounds with traditional Victorian plantings and landscape design.
Combine lunch with a visit to the Physick Estate house museum, an 18-room mansion restored to its original splendor, where you’ll learn how the Physick family lived, one of Cape May’s wealthiest Victorian families. All areas of the Carriage House are wheelchair accessible. The first floor of the Physick House is also accessible.
If you have a busy schedule, everything is available for takeout, too. For reservations call 609-224-6064.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s website at capemaymac.org. For information about restaurants, accommodations and shopping, call the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at 609-884-5508. . For information about historic accommodations, contact Cape May Historic Accommodations at capemaylodging.com.

Adobe Creative Sweets
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Image by nicole_writes
Homemade sugar cookies with royal icing. A Christmas gift for my nerdy graphic design friends. I’m going to remake them after Christmas on cupcakes.

Only a few of the Adobe Creative Sweets, I made .. I understand I am a nerd for this too. Also, its really hard to make the correct colors with just the primary color food colorings.

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Better than Wine
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Image by yummysmellsca
A mix of ready-to-eat and unripe Concord grapes from our backyard vineyard made for a perfectly set, tangy jam that I canned to give away for Christmas gifts! I have another 5 lbs of grapes in the freezer for a second batch!

yummysmells.blogspot.com/2011/10/j-in-your-pb.html

Little boxes, on the countertop …
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Image by mskogly
Yes, that was a Weeds reference. I think the boxes turned out beautifully, I’m really happy with the result. It only took a few minutes to make them, and I know that with a nice ribbon around you won’t even need to giftwrap them with paper. Just buy some nice gifts for your family or loved ones, and pop them inn, and you’re done. I know my parents will be thrilled if they get such personalised gifts for christmas, handpainted by their grand-children.

Made with love

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2010-12-13 – Fruit Leather – 0003
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Image by smiteme
Homemade fruit leather for criFSMas gift baskets.

Blogged here: criFSMas 2010: The Big Fat Saucy Vegan Food Post.

Handing out Some Christmas Cheer
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Image by Chiot’s Run
Growing up my mom always made tons of Christmas cookies, caramels and other goodies and sent a big plate full to each neighbor. We’ve done something similar since we moved in here. I’m not much of a cookie maker when it comes to the holidays, I prefer chocolates and other things like caramel corn. We also don’t stop at the neighbors when spreading delicious holiday cheer. We take goodies for everyone at the Post Office, the library and our small town local bank. Of course we live in a small town, so each of these place only has 4-7 employees.

chiotsrun.com/2010/12/15/spreading-some-holiday-cheer/

Coloriffic Swap-o-Rama – My First Ever Swap!
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Image by mintlipgloss
Here’s my first-ever "Coloriffic Swap-o-Rama" swap package. The theme for the month of December, 2006 was rich buttery yellow and cocoa brown. The stipulations of the swap? The colors have to match, at least one item has to be homemade, and the gifts should come from the heart. I made my gift-ee the "String Bag" from www.sugarncream.com and a homemade card (using Stampin’ Up products, of course!). Because she likes to crochet and make homemade cards, I threw in some cute yellow eyelets, a package of Stampin’ Up cardstock in "Chocolate Chip." a rubber stamping magazine, and five skeins of yarn (two of Paton’s Classic Wool Merino in "Chestnut Brown" and three of Garnstudio Karisma in color "20.") My gift is going to Europe, and I hope my new swap friend has as much fun with it as I had buying it for her!

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Baklava Inspired Cream Fondant
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Image by yummysmellsca
Made a "baklava" flavoured cream fondant for no reason (other than to have an ingredient for holiday gifts later in the year). Between the honey, amber agave nectar, rosewater, cinnamon and walnuts, it’s a HEAVENLY concoction that really does evoke memories of the Mediterranean pastry!

yummysmells.blogspot.ca/2013/03/baklava-cream-fondant.html

Annihilation.
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Image by solarisgirl
Great book! And again, sf saves me from drowning in visual entertainment ( Movies and series are nice too – but they are a totally different way of enjoyment. Once you have even glimsed the richness that books can offer you – it’s difficult to give it up and settle for movies. ). Last time it was Ender’s Game that saved me and the time before that – it was Blindsight. This time I had not read a book since 3 months , except for some light historical romance. Then I started Phantoms in the Brain ( which was nice but but slow ? and I gave up). Stumbled on the movie trailer of Annihilation and saw it and I loved the movie. When I read it’s based on a book, I was excited and bought it immediately. Missed half a day of work due to late night reading but was totally worth it. Such a great story and great style of writing! Million thanks to VanderMeer for writing this!
It’s been long since I was so addicted to a book series and I’ve started with the second book in the trilogy – Authority – today which seems promising too!

I marvelled at the fact that I had been given such a gift: not just to lose myself in the present moment so utterly but also to have such solitude, which was all I had ever craved during my studies, my practise to reach this point.

That’s how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.

A ghost bird might be a hawk in one place, a crow in another, depending on the context. The sparrow that shot up into the blue sky one morning might transform mid-flight into an osprey the next. This was the way of things here. There were no reasons so mighty that they could over ride the desire to be in accord with the tides and the passage of seasons and the rhythms underlying everything around me.

If I don’t have real answers, it is because we still don’t know what questions to ask. Our instruments are useless, our methodology broken, our motivations selfish.

[Edit 01-05-2018]
Finished Authority and Acceptance too. Such a great story and it’s been a long time since I was so affected by a story.
Some interesting lines from Authority:
Have we been compromised by our own data? The answer is: Of course.

Belief in a scientific process only took you so far. The ziggurats of illogic erected by your average domestic terrorist as he or she bought the fertiliser or made a detonator took on their own teethering momentum and power. When those towers crashed to the earth,they still existed whole in the perpetrator’s mind and everyone else’s too- just for different reasons.

A circle looks at a square and sees a badly made circle.

To analyze certain things, an object must allow itself to be analyzed, must agree to it. Even if this is just simply by way of some response, some reaction.

And some lines that I liked from Acceptance:
"What’s wrong with questions?"
"Nothing." Everything.Once the questions snuck in, whatever had been certain became uncertain.Questions opened the way for doubt.

Perhaps a copy could also be superior to the original, create a new reality by avoiding old mistakes.

But most nights you can almost believe you are a trucker, and that these people are your sort-of friends.

Sometimes, too, other people gave you their light, and could seem to flicker, to be hardly visible at all, if no one took care of them. Because they’d given you too much and had nothing left for themselves.

Would that not be the final humbling of the human condition? That the trees and birdss, the fox and the rabbitt , the wolf and the deer… reach a point where they do not even notice us, as we are transformed.

So we give up. We live on the island, make ourselves hats out of leaves, take bounty from the sea. Build a house from the ribs of one of the leviathans from his dreams. Listen to homemade dance music while drinking moonshine distilled from poisonous weeds. Turn away from the real world because it doesn’t exist anymore.

A whale can injure another whale with its sonar. A whale can speak to another whale across sixty miles of ocean. A whale is as intelligent as we are, just in a way we can’t quite measure or understand. Because we’re these incredibly blunt instruments.

"If you took away the insane people, no one would be left."
"Except me, except me and, maybe, you."
"Except the birds and the deer and the otter."
"Except the hills and the lakes."

But what if you discover that the price of purpose is to render invisible so many other things?

What if an infection was a message, a brightness, a kind of symphony? As a defense? Am odd form of communication? If so, the message had not been received, would probably never be received, the message buried in the transformation itself. Having to reach for such banal answers because of a lack of imagination, because human beings couldn’t even put themselves in the mind of a cormorant or an owl or a whale or a bumblebee.

Later Whitby will regale you with information on how quantum mechanics impacts photosynthesis, which is all about "antenna receiving light and antenna can be hacked", about how "one organism might peer out from another organism but not live there," of how plants "talk" to one another, how communication can occurr in chemical form and through processes so invisible to human beings that the sudden visibility of it would be "an irreparable shock to the system."

"I told my mom this is a school, too, but that didn’t work. "
"What’s ‘this’?"
"The tidal pools. The forest. The trails. All of it."

"The only solution to the environment is neglect, which requires our collapse."

They walked for a long time, throwing pebbles in the air.

The letter at the end really touched me for some inexplicable reason – I re-read it multiple times and it was as evocative as the last letter by Robert Frobisher or even the letter written by Christopher McCandless to Ron at the end.
Somehow the part of walking while throwing pebbles in the air or the part where it is suggested that the other beings do not even notice us reminded me of that wonderful story in Roadside Picnic. And the part of the trees talking and it being incomprehensible to us – a small reminder to The Hidden Life of Trees.