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Kale

So GREEN!!!

having mixed it occasionally with other, lighter greens; an experiment – with trepidation –  using kale solo

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recipe for kale success:

remove all the stems

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sprinkle with coarse sea salt

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massage

(probably everyone knows to do this – I didn’t)

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use ingredients that balance kale’s bitter, musty flavor:

figs, cheese, green onions…

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dress with olive oil, balsamic, a drizzle of honey

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 result:  deliciously earthy…and healthy!!!

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Flora: rural Colorado

Punctuating the vast expanses of fields, forests, grass and farmland – COLOR!!!!!

yellow dominates with touches of blue lupine

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orange hits the high note

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balls of white fluff

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GREEN leaves my drought-stricken senses reeling!!!!!

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‘Portlandia’

Visiting Portland for the first time, coming from the land of drought to the land of green….Saturday farmer’s market was a delight!!!

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alongside the green – many colorful options – and colorful people!!!

tomorrow…………………..

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 26

How quickly the eye adapts; adjusting to the new normal of a drought-ravished landscape; forgetting the wonders of spring!  Although the promised abundance of rain has not materialized, enough has fallen to make a significant difference…

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bright spring green of new foliage and new fruit…

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new growth where there had appeared to be only dead wood…

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amazing bronze of avocado leaves

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and budding apricots

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and hedge roses…

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boysenberry vines re-emerging…

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even small patches of grass becoming a lawn once again!

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Are you also enjoying the gift of green???

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Postcard from the plum tree

glorious color and contrast…

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a beautiful palate inside or out!

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Hingham, Massachusetts….part 1

Since spring seems always to come early in our part of the world……….already thinking about ways to bring freshness and sunshine inside.

Twigs, dried grasses, feathers, bird nests……all have served me well through fall and winter with a beauty all their own.

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Now I am craving

GREEN!!!!

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searching the mental archives for inspiration,

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recalling a visit some years ago to Winston Flowers in Hingham – loving their curated use of living plants and cut flora.

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(love the logo:)

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So much inspiration!

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Coming: 

Hingham…the town,

Hingham…Old Ship Church,

Hingham…Family History Connection

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Meanwhile back at the ranch…episode 22

Browsing through old photos, I am reminded how much the eye longs for green,

even as we grow accustomed to fall, winter, and in our case, drought.

– remembering greener pastures –

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After the lovely rains of the past week, we rest in the hope that we will see this again!

 

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