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Backyard Garden – Week 4

May 25, 2009

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The last week has been quite warm and the garden has responded favorably. The tomatoes are growing at a furious pace! I saw a flower on one of the plants today, which means that the beginnings of fruit is not long now. The spinch is growing and looks happy. Even the onions have really perked […]

Columbus Asian Festival

May 25, 2009

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Continuing our tradition of hitting up all the local festivals, we went to the Asian Festival on Saturday. We attended in the capacity of Red Cross volunteers, manning the first aid tent. I am happy to report that there were no major incidents while we were there, mostly lots of band-aids for people with poor […]

My New Apron

May 23, 2009

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Thanks to Elly for a fancy new apron. Custom made to my specifications. Now I can train for Top Chef in style!

The High Cost of Staying in Touch

May 23, 2009

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I am someone who scrutinizes every cent that goes out the door. I work hard for my money and I know that the only chance I have at retiring some day is to save money now. I believe my generation will be the first generation in a hundred years that can not retire due to […]

Backyard Garden – Week 3

May 23, 2009

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Week three in the garden saw a lot of action. We got flowers to make the front of the house look nice and a bunch of herbs for our kitchen herb garden. The herb garden is now planted with chives, rosemary, dill, oregano, basil, and sage. These are the herbs I work with the most […]

Backyard Garden – Week 2

May 11, 2009

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Over the last week not much has changed with my garden. The weather is still somewhat cool, so the garden is growing slowly. I am happy to report that so far all the plants are healthy. The tomatoes have grown about an inch and my spinach has just begun to sprout. Over the next week […]

Chinese Restaurants

May 9, 2009

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I just finished up a book by Chinese-American author Jennifer Lee entitled “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles”. In the book she attempted to find the roots of the success of Chinese cooking in the United States. There are more Chinese restaurants than McDonalds, and you can find one in nearly every town. It is always a […]