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Owls Among Us

My birthday passed quietly last month. Mom (a.k.a. Granny Gadget) honored it (as she did last year) with a cute little metal owl. Last year’s pair resides by the front … Continue reading

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On Top of the World

In Maine, sweatshirt weather in February calls for a celebration. This morning found both Hannah and I dragging. It was 2:30 a.m. before I made it to bed following the … Continue reading

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Gifts at Christmas

As I snuggled down in bed last night, Christmas Eve, I commented to Paul that Hannah didn’t negotiate a wake-up time for Christmas morning. Our 15-year-old is growing up. What … Continue reading

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Hens and Chicks of Another Variety

This spring,Granny Gadget sent me hens and chicks. Not of the laying variety, but a new plant for my garden. They looked a bit like a cactus. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Incredible Edible Breakfast Sandwich Machine

breakfast sandwich maker

This incredible edible breakfast sandwich machine is brought to us by Granny Gadget. She sent Hannah this Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker. We’ve had fun testing it out. This little … Continue reading

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Loved Ones Ever-present at the Holidays

Mom's blue santas

I spent much of the weekend cleaning and pulling out Christmas decorations. This wooden Santa face Mom gave me is perfect for one of our porch posts. I made a … Continue reading

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Turkey Day False Start

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My mind didn’t fully focus on Thanksgiving this year until the last minute. This last week, full of meetings and a trip to Portland left me a bit discombobulated. Almost … Continue reading

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Peace of Mind

Generac 7500 Watt Electric Start Generator

We purchased our first generator eight-and-a-half years ago when building our home. It provided necessary power to begin our building project until Bangor Hydro connected us to the grid. I … Continue reading

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Enchanted by Owls

Pottery Owls

My love affair with owls started when I was a little girl. My grandmother, Ruth Bender Nerviani – affectionately known to me as Mother, had a few owls in her … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Handmade Ravioli

Hannah's spinach ravioli

I made tacos for dinner tonight. Hannah opted out and did her own thing for dinner. I’m thinking Paul and I got the short end of the stick. Check out … Continue reading

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Leopard Print Kinda Girl

leopard print slippers

This isn’t a fashion blog, but I couldn’t let this pass. A package arrived from Mom today (aka Granny Gadget). Now and again Mom will surprise me with little goodies … Continue reading

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Making Mozzarella

making mozzarella

Granny Gadget (AKA Mom) sent Hannah a cheese making kit for her birthday last week. We made a batch of beautiful homemade mozzarella from whole milk the very next day. The kit … Continue reading

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Home Grown Pizza Herb Mix

drying marjoram in the ronco food dehydrator

Saturday night is Pizza Night at Downeast Thunder Farm. I get in big trouble when I mix things up and don’t serve Pizza on Saturday – Paul and Hannah have … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Granny Gadget Gift

Canon Rebel EOS T3i

My cameras have always been point and shoot. Recently, I told Mom that my next camera would be a digital SLR. Shortly after that conversation I received an email from … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Favorite Granny Gadget Gadget: George Foreman Grill

Beautifully toasted grilled cheese on the George Foreman Grill

Last month Granny Gadget sent us (via QVC) this new six-plate George Foreman Grill. Years ago Mom sent us one of the the original George Forman Grills. It was handy, … Continue reading

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De-Seeding a Pomegranate

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I spent the week after Thanksgiving with my folks in Pennsylvania. As I was packing up the night before returning to Maine, Mom presented me with the 60 Second Pomegranate … Continue reading

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Introducing Granny Gadget

Granny Gadget

Blessed am I to have a wonderful mother. Although I am 40-something and live 13 hours away, Mom still does her best to take care of me. Daily phone calls, … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Easter Cup Cakes

Easter cup cakes

Granny Gadget of the Ebelskiver fame struck again. She sent Hannah the cookbook “Crazy About Cupcakes” and a truckload of candy. Hannah made cupcakes for our Easter dessert and used … Continue reading

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Hannah’s Perfectly Perfect Ebelskivers

ebelskivers

Granny Gadget struck again not long ago. The UPS man must think that I am a QVC-aholic as often as he delivers to us. Little does he know that it’s … Continue reading

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A One Day Laundry Room Makeover

laundry room

When we were designing our house I planned in this great laundry room. It has a washer, dryer,  double utility sink, cabinets. clothes drying racks, shelving etc. The problem is … Continue reading

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