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    What I've Been Reading

    Summer is here, and usually I take on the typical summer books, but while browsing through a clearance section at Kroger a few weeks ago, I stumbled across a book called, Fated: The Soul Seekers. The synopsis didn’t provoke much excitement or curiosity from me, but I have been in this book slump for months and I really just needed to read something...anything…to get me back in my book groove. I took the chance and bought it. Needless to say, the book did not disappoint.   The first couple of chapters were a little slow, but it is all necessary material so that you can understand the rest of the…

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    Hot peppers?

    As beginner gardeners, we have taken the learn as we go approach.   So it was no surprise that when we finally saw our jalapeno peppers coming in–looking big, smooth, and shiny–we jumped the gun and picked a basket full of them.  The Bubbster even cooked them that same evening, making his favorite stuffed jalapenos only to find out that weren’t packing any heat.   Bummer. Have no fear though! We tried again…this time letting them age a couple of days before biting into one.  Alas, it was still lacking the heat.   And if you’re the type of person who enjoys mild peppers–ahem…me–then these peppers are great!  But if you’re the Bubbster,…

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    The Sweet Taste Of A Peach

    I really wanted to share these photos with you guys simply because I thought it was super cute to watch Scout taste his first peach, straight from the tree.  I tried making a gif, but I can’t seem to get it to work anymore so I’m just going to toss a bunch of pictures your way. After I had picked the peach and handed it to him, he didn’t know what to do with it.   He ended up carrying it around for a bit before sticking it in his mouth.  His first taste wasn’t so sweet; instead it was fuzzy.  (He only got the skin)  But he persevered and tried…

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    Spaghetti Sauce

    Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Most people will say their recipes are simple to make when boasting to their friends, but I really mean it when I say that this sauce is simple.  If you can operate a can opener and you know how to stir with a spoon, then you can make this sauce.   Here’s what you need: 2 garlic clove (diced) 1 onion (diced, small) 2 cans of tomato halves 1 large can of tomato sauce 2 cans of tomato paste 1 large can of spaghetti sauce 1 t basil 1 t oregano 1 t parsley 1/4 t rosemary 1/2 t sugar 1/2 t Italian seasoning  1 t marjoram salt…