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Monthly Archive for April, 2008

Gone but not forgotten

I found this moth dead in a drawer, lying on a line of not-yet-separated twisties. I set him on a white index card, took him over near a window, and took pictures of him with a macro lens my dad lent to me.

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Baking with a cloche

Check out those blisters on the crust of my last batch of sourdough bread. I baked it inside a cloche: Here’s the bread inside: It was delicious. My mother-in-law, Andrea, has been baking sourdough bread for years. A few years ago, while out on a visit, she taught me how to make it. She turned […]

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Microscope, orchid and pineapple

On the marble-topped dresser we use as a side table in the dining room.

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I’m amazed. I read about using vinegar and baking soda for cleaning on some of the housekeeping blogs, and I wrote it off as being like coupon clipping — something that probably wouldn’t work all that well (for me, at least) and that would be a hassle and would end with weariness, frustration, disappointment, and […]

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