Welcome to this collection of thoughts and ideas I’m compiling as I craft a somewhat different life in retirement from the one I had as a full-time graphic designer working in the world of not-for-profits. The overarching theme of this website is sustainability in personal life. It’s a space where I can explore pursuits that fascinate me. If they fascinate you too, I’m delighted that we can spend some time together.

Like all personal odysseys, I expect this one will shift and morph. You may find my posts hovering over a topic for a while, and then darting off to look at something different that catches my eye. The changing seasons will drive the content too. Even so, I have no doubt that clear themes will emerge over time.

If I had to summarize in one short thought, it would be: “Now this is something I want to remember! I’d better write it down. ”


Pumpkin Spice Mousse

  Pumpkin Spice Mousse Dairy and egg free 1/2 tablespoon gelatin1/2 cup water (filtered)1 can coconut milk (organic)2 cups pumpkin or squash (baked and cooled)1/4 cup coconut sugar ((or substitute stevia))cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, nutmeg1 teaspoon vanilla...

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Sweet Rhubarb Flatbread

  Sweet Rhubarb Flatbread Vegan. Gluten free. Relatively low carb if you omit the raisins. 6 liquid ounces rhubarb (cooked and sweetened)3 liquid ounces water1 teaspoon agar agar6 liquid ounces water3 tablespoons flaxseed (ground )3 tablespoons chia seed (whole)3...

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Pumpkin Seed and Dandelion Leaf Pesto

You don't have to limit yourself to spring dandelions. Just pick the newer growth and avoid the old leaves 4 cups young dandelion leaves 1/2 cup olive oil 1 or 2 garlic cloves two sprigs basil 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Lightly chop the dandelion...

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Rhubarb Discoveries

Rhubarb Juice Instead of Lemon Juice Bring 2 cups of filtered water to a boil, add 2 cups of sliced rhubarb stalks. Cook for four minutes, then strain off the water into a measuring cup. Pour this juice into an ice cube tray and freeze, then bag the cubes for later...

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Too Much Zucchini?

There Is No Such Thing as Too Much Zucchini My growing space is small, so when people see that I have two hills of summer squash, both zucchini, they're sure I must be a beginner gardener who doesn't have a clue about how much those hills are going to produce....

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Summer Harvest Soup

8 cups homemade chicken broth 2 cups carrots, sliced 1 medium onion chopped 4 stalks of celery, sliced 1-2 cloves of garlic, chppped 4 cups zucchini, cubed 1 cup parsley, chopped 1 cup purslane, chopped 4 sprigs of fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried Heat the broth in a...

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