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the truth will set you free, but not until it is finished with you.

-David Foster Wallace



Sun Dried Tomato Dressing/Marinade

I use this as a salad dressing and as the marinade for a cucumber and tomato salad. Recipe makes approximately a 1/2 cup.


1 T sun-dried tomato paste

1/4 C olive oil

1/2 t white sugar

1 small clove garlic minced/pressed

3 T balsamic vinegar

Pinch of salt and a shake of pepper

Whip into an emulsion.  A tablespoon of fresh basil leaves, chopped, is a nice addition.  If the balsamic flavor is too strong, add another tablespoon of olive oil.  

Blossoms Loved by Bees

  1. Borage
  2. Melons - Charentais
  3. Winter Squash - Galeux D'Eysines (before the Squash Vine Borer got to them)
  4. Cucumber - English

In order of how much they were loved by my garden bees.  Pretty sure borage is bee crack.  It will be in my garden every year.

Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Chicken

Buy the size whole chicken you need, I usually get a 4-5 lb chicken. In our house this serves four people, but not gonna lie, we also wish we had some more.  Also buy your favorite loaf of crusty bread, as this recipe will give you a lot of delicious drippings for dipping.   The drippings also go well with carrots and potatoes, if you want to roast a few under or next to the chicken.


2 T sun dried tomato paste

3 T softened butter

2 T Meat/Poultry Seasoning (I use Chef's Secret)

2 T Balsamic Vinegar

Whip It Good.

Girl in Alaska Stories - Part One

The Girl in Alaska Stories - Part One is now available at many ebook retailers, including Smashwords.  Part One, Two and Three will be released separately, but within a short period of time.  It seems mean to make you wait longer than that!  Check back here soon, I will announce the release of each book.

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Author C.Elisabeth

Midwestern mama, loves Other People's drama.  

Happiness Is:  Being domesticated aka spoiling my loved ones, creating new recipes, satisfying my unrelenting curiosity, beautiful pumps, laughing to tears and writing short stories from an off-kilter perspective.  

Blessed Because: My partner is creative, interesting and devoted. The frequent forgiveness given to me even when I am clearly undeserving.  I, and those I love, have more health and security than most people on this earth.  Even when it feels like I have nothing, I actually have more.

Salmon Sunset - Newbie Tolerant

Flipping excitedly through the Spring 2016 Baker Creek garden catalog was my first time seeing a Salmon Sunset flower.  I adored the dual colors of orange and bright pink creating the pretty peachy landscape.  Of all the flowers I started from seed, the Salmon Sunset was the heartiest.  All the seeds germinated, as well survived transplant.  As a garden novice knows, a plant with a Tolerance for Newbie Gardeners is a plant you reseed for life.   I transplanted the 2-3" seedlings outdoors around the time of the last frost.  


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