Author Archives: Carol

A Confirmation of Character

Whilst cleaning through the flotsam and jetsam of my computer this weekend, I ran across the following submission to a short story contest. Fiction is not my forte, but I figured there would be no harm in giving it a … Continue reading

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Earthquake Preparedness for the Gourmet Minded

Every time there’s a spate of earthquakes it sends me scrambling to our emergency stash to see how everything is holding up and what might need replacing or adding to; to take note of where the tent, sleeping bags and … Continue reading

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Garden Mystery Solved

For ages I’ve wondered what force of the Universe was leaning down and spitting on my herbs when I wasn’t looking. Something hateful and spiteful (and spitful?) and totally jealous of my expert herb-growing abilities, I was sure. You’ve wondered … Continue reading

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I spoke too soon…

As if to proclaim me a liar-liar-pants-on-fire, the arbor vine has decided to put on one heck of a show and gift us with a bounty of grapes. If you’ll recall, just a few weeks ago I bemoaned those dried, … Continue reading

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A Fistful of Spaghetti

My mother died on the Winter Solstice, for whatever you make of that, and we buried her two days before Christmas on a stunningly beautiful afternoon. Both Andy and I spent the rest of this winter being sick with one … Continue reading

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