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    I was just introduced to white balsamic vinegar...

    I was just introduced to white balsamic vinegar drizzled into seltzer to make a fabulous summery mocktail. Delicious and cheap.
  2. I LOVE putting the piece of candy on the closet...

    I LOVE putting the piece of candy on the closet shelf to both remind and reward you for getting your coat hung up.

    That's just brilliant.
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    I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

    I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.
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    Solstice week and I would have to stay up very...

    Solstice week and I would have to stay up very late to see fireflies here in the Maritimes....but the blessing of the season is on me, too, and the long, long evenings feel full of wonder and hope...
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    I'm reading What Happened by H. Clinton. Just...

    I'm reading What Happened by H. Clinton. Just finished Frankenstein, M. Shelley (did you know she was only 18 when she penned that?).

    Upcoming are The Sympathizer and the new Le Carre, because...
  6. I think I joined in 2003, different name. I only...

    I think I joined in 2003, different name. I only check in periodically now, but this forum was a lifeline for me during major life changes (i.e. how to get my financial life together so I could...
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    Thank you, dado, for the moment of lovely...

    Thank you, dado, for the moment of lovely peacefulness your description of chair, cat, afghan and sun porch brought me.
  8. Small donation sent. Thanks for all the work you...

    Small donation sent. Thanks for all the work you do, Alan.
  9. Thread: Daily Bread

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    Such a pleasure to read your musings, WS. I...

    Such a pleasure to read your musings, WS. I think I am going to have my morning coffee on my front porch tomorrow and see what might show up in my notebook.
  10. The aspect of e-books that is limiting for me is...

    The aspect of e-books that is limiting for me is book sharing. Just like getting your music via downloads and played through individual devices, these personal electronics tend to create separation...
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    That's kind of cute actually. Trump disappoints...

    That's kind of cute actually. Trump disappoints me in his inarticulateness. There are many people who jump in to interpret him, and that contributes to the confusion.
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    Yeah, I was happy during the "lots of grains"...

    Yeah, I was happy during the "lots of grains" days.....had bagels (with cream cheese), pasta (with cheese), and those muffins that had dried fruit and were therefore healthy.....slathered with...
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    HI, Jane, yes, you are probably right about the...

    HI, Jane, yes, you are probably right about the learned aversion. I have learned to embrace butter for sure, so maybe it isn't the fat in the dairy that puts my DH off. By the way, you are the...
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    CL, I have had the response to the thought of...

    CL, I have had the response to the thought of foods that I once would have pounced on. I totally "get" the waxy for Thin Mints. My problem has been that the distaste is way too easy to override by...
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    Jokes about people are rarely nice. I...

    Jokes about people are rarely nice. I particularly dislike those edgy criticism thinly disguised as "humor" and being told "you have no sense of humor." Well, no, I probably don't if you are...
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    I love the theme here of small successes!...

    I love the theme here of small successes! Learning to like vegetables is a skill with a lifetime of benefits.

    I have found Jamie Oliver's stuff to be useful....he uses seasonings and also cooking...
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    ULA, I am so impressed, and impressed with the...

    ULA, I am so impressed, and impressed with the other folks here who are addressing food related stuff. I am myself back on the wagon (lower carb wagon) for a week, finally, as it has taken me over a...
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    19Sandy, I am totally with you on saving the...

    19Sandy, I am totally with you on saving the "nice" clothes. It was about two years ago that I decided to give that up. I don't have a lot of clothes and I would not wear my nicer sweaters except...
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    My daughter and her siblings had left a lot of...

    My daughter and her siblings had left a lot of stuff in her father's basement; he still lives in the house where they grew up. He was away over the holidays and there was a flood of sorts: ...
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    I think I am maybe doing this by default. There...

    I think I am maybe doing this by default. There is something about February that calls me to clear out, clean up, and pare down.

    I managed to put eight items from the kitchen into the donate box...
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    Yes, that focus on families rather than young...

    Yes, that focus on families rather than young males is a point where Canada could easily be criticized. I am not sure that's relevant to this case as details are not yet available. Left-wing...
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    We've been talking at supper about "comfort...

    We've been talking at supper about "comfort foods" for our Northern climate. This week, we've had shepherd's pie (creamy mashed potatoes atop a crumbled beef-and-gravy bottom), various orange...
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    Every time I pop this thread up, I have to run out and put something else in the "donate" box. This is good for me.

    Your coat closet and game spaces sound so wonderfully inviting. Good all the...
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    I am afraid that the media frenzy to make "news"...

    I am afraid that the media frenzy to make "news" about Trump and the way his administration is playing into it (whining about criticism, bashing anyone who may say something unpleasant about the...
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    Good questions, ToomuchStuff. Our...

    Good questions, ToomuchStuff.

    Our neighborhood is one of post-WWII government-built houses, all tiny two bedroom 1.5 stories originally but subject to 60+ years worth of renovations. We built an...
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