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The Crepe Escape

December 5, 2007 | Posted by admin

What a wonderful day! The holidays are so great because they give you extra time to spend with your family. Today our daughter, Jacqui, and I made breakfast crepes. Every now and then we get cravings for crepes. Germany was the beginning of our love affair with these thin delicate pancakes. We lived approximately 45 […]

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It’s Just a Game

November 16, 2007 | Posted by admin

Well, I can’t say we were surprised when the Upper Peninsula team, Crystal Falls/Forest Park, beat our Central Lake/Ellsworth Trojans in quarter final play last weekend – just a bit disappointed. On the upside, our team stayed in the game until the third quarter. We are hanging our hats or helmets on the positive fact […]

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In the Middle of Nowhere

November 15, 2007 | Posted by admin

DATELINE – Thursday, November 15, 2007 – WHEN – Opening day of Michigan’s annual firearm deer hunting season. WHERE -Written at the Underwood deer hunting camp between Escanaba and Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s opening day here and already we have a nice eight point buck in camp and hunting fever is running high. […]

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Off to the Quarter Finals

November 8, 2007 | Posted by admin

It snowed for the first time this week in the Northland, and our Central Lake/Ellsworth Trojan football team is headed North for round two of the state play-offs in the Upper Peninsula of all places. Can you believe it? That’s the coldest region of Michigan, known for the furious gales of November off Lake Superior, […]

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It’s the Life in Your Years That Counts

November 8, 2007 | Posted by admin

Last week the national news displayed something interesting for a change. At a small airport in Bangor Maine, the local residents gathered again to greet our soldiers returning from active duty overseas. To me, the kind smiles on the soldier’s faces serve as a lesson. If they can smile after what they go through, then […]

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Healthy Holiday Salad

November 1, 2007 | Posted by admin

At this time of year everyone is gearing up for the Holidays. We are fortunate to once again spend this special time of year with relatives. As I said in my intro, we were in the military for 24 years, nine of which were spent overseas and the rest hundreds of miles from family. As […]

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Football Frenzy

October 30, 2007 | Posted by admin

It’s all about Football these days in our household, so I spend a fair amount of time following our Class D high school team to practice and games. No complaints here since it has been a great season with our team vying for the Ski Valley League Championship. In fact, this is the second year […]

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Enjoying the Harvest

October 24, 2007 | Posted by admin

Fall—one of the best times of the year, and for us a reminder of all those harvests, making cider, and farm market traffic when we were in the orchard business. Despite not actively farming now, I still feel very connected to the importance of a good harvest. Just today I placed an order for California […]

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Healthy Colors for Fall

October 12, 2007 | Posted by admin

Despite the earlier lack of rain this year, we’re seeing some nice leaf color develop. A bit early – but beautiful just the same. Speaking of the change of seasons, it brings to mind the “colors of health.” With five active boys, it’s a big job making sure everyone’s healthy and well fed….just ask my […]

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Double Cherry Pumpkin Muffins

October 7, 2007 | Posted by admin

Dried Michigan cherries are a flavorful swap-out for raisins in trusted muffin or quick bread recipes. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons chopped dried tart cherries 2 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon rum extract 1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed Xylotol sweetener & brown sugar blend 1 1/2 teaspoons […]

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