Category Archives: Kitchen

Thelma & Bonnie’s “Have a seat at my table” by Cathryn Dunsbergen

On Labor Day, we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and go to Lake Red Rock. Penelope loved being in her carrier; she’s a curious little one and loved looking around!     During Labor Day weekend, Blake, Penelope, and I said goodbye to summer and hello to fall by decorating our home and taking a...
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Day of the computer programmer – Sept. 12, Day 256 of 2020

By Deb Johnson I am a retired computer programmer; yes, as in “computer nerds” who appear in the popular comic strip “Dilbert.” In my “former life,” I used to write or “code” sets of instructions or “programs” that were interpreted and executed by computers at a much higher speed and level of accuracy than if those...
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Farm to Table, by Julie Van Manen – History in the making

Picking sweet corn for our stands is made all the sweeter when I have this smiley helper with me! August 2020 will definitely go down in the history books. I certainly missed the Iowa State Fair! For us, going to the fair is our chance to take a couple of days of vacation.  Not to mention...
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National Honey Bee Day, August 15, by Deb Johnson

I have always been fascinated by bees. This preoccupation may have started when I was a little girl, when I remember having to pass through two hedgerows of bushes flanking the walkway between our house and the street in order to leave the yard to walk to school. Unfortunately for me at certain times of...
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A Slice of Home  by Simone Bates – “Berry Nice,” August, 2020

My oma and opa lived in a small town in the hills of Germany. Their house was full of books, photographs, and trinkets from all over Europe and the world. It was endlessly interesting for two little kids to explore. But our curiosity usually led us outside to the sprawling yard, perfect climbing trees, and...
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