Monthly Archives: February 2013

Moonwalking with Einstein

by Joshua Foer I love this book.  This writer did some research into the Mental Olympics and ended up training to become a competitor himself.  It’s fascinating how the research paralleled the training itself, and how he learned about his … Continue reading

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Crochet Hearts

My first shaped crochet success – hearts!  And just in time for Valentine’s Day.  It’s exciting to follow a pattern on my own and watch them literally take shape.  This is a huge crochet breakthrough for me.   The yellow and … Continue reading

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January Photo

This Irish cabin is in Bunratty Folk Park, a wonderful place near Shannon in Ireland.   Many old cabins and buildings arrived on the castle grounds to be restored and create a new kind of “old” village.  It’s a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Turkey Chili

1 package ground / minced turkey (about a pound) 1 onion 3 cloves of garlic * 1/2 red pepper * 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 small can tomato sauce 1 tsp sugar (to cut acid) 2 tbsp chili powder, standard … Continue reading

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Irish Banana Muffins

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp pumpkin pie mix 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine, room temperature * 3/4 cup white sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar … Continue reading

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