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Rich and Hearty Potato Chowder

The dead of winter is dark. The days are short and the temperatures are cold. The potatoes from last summer’s garden have grown strange alien-looking sprouts.  That is a sure sign to get out the soup pot. It is a perfect time for a hearty bowl of rich creamy potato chowder. Sometimes I picture myself …

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My Dream Came True- Finally

Now available at http://www.amazon.com/author/lynneckerle In both print form and on your Kindle It all started the day I finished a novel and thought I can write one that’s better. I had no idea what I was getting into and it’s a darn good thing. If I’d known, I would never have written that first sentence. …

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The Black Spruce Bog

The Ground shifted under my feet. I looked to my right and there was Brenda, bouncing up and down with a big smile on her face. I have to admit, the sensation of the earth moving beneath my feet was pretty awesome. I did some bouncing of my own.  We were in a Black Spruce …

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The Waif – A Christmas Story

  The year was 1827, fourteen years since my birth. I stood outside the two-story log house. All the homes in my village were squat and one-story. But this building was a sight to behold. What piqued my curiosity the most was the Christmas tree in the upstairs front window. It was a dark shadow …

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Creating a Cookbook – What a Project!!

The challenge of creating my newest cookbook, County Cakes, Pies and Desserts was fun and gave me a chance to use my photography skills. I decided a picture of a Hummingbird Cake would be perfect for the cover, especially since the recipe is included in the cookbook. The cake was pretty with three layers and  …

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Zucchini Explosion

I discovered Bush Zucchini several years ago. And, even though the plants do get large, they take up less room in the garden than the vining varieties. The blooms and subsequently, the squash, originate at the center or heart of the plant. But WOW! This year the plants got enormous and the zucchini squash are …

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It Was All In The Music

I was riding down the road yesterday listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park; one of the best sound tracks ever recorded. As I sang along to America, I noticed that Paul Simon and I sing in the same key. Being from Michigan, my favorite line is: it took three days to hitchhike …

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A Second Chance

Hugh Carnes gripped the padded leather of his steering wheel. Ripe fields of wheat, burnished red in the twilight, rushed by as his tires edged over the double yellow line. He stared through the windshield, mind churning and thought of the things that declared his success: a large corner office with a private bathroom, leather …

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Gardening Dreams

I start thinking about gardening when the calendar says it’s mid-February. The days are getting longer and the temperature reaches into the forties and on the rare day into the fifties. It’s hard not to daydream about the smell of rich loam, my hands in the warm soil and seedlings lifting their heads reaching for …

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Bones to Soup – Recycling in the Kitchen

There’s nothing like a second-hand ham bone. It is a sure sign of a true friend when they know how excited I’d be to get one. Some might see skeletal remains, but I see good ole bean soup.  This particular ham bone had more than one stop on its journey to my Dutch oven. It …

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