Haiku: The Wait Is Over

May this be the start of more beauty, more ecological action, more human cooperation. Let’s show the best in us, and realize that we’re all part of a society comprised of different backgrounds, preferences, beliefs, and perspectives. America is for all Americans, and our strength is in our diversity…not just racial and ethnic diversity, but diversity of opinion, too. Peaceful dissent is lawful – and necessary. Let’s keep it that way!

Winecraft: Working Wildflowers

We’re surrounded by the incredible beauty – arguably, mundane beauty – of wildflowers. Some belong to what we call “weeds” (undeservedly pejorative), but each has its charm, value, and/or use. While I truly do appreciate their aesthetic appeal, I also appreciate the range of wines that can be made from the edible flowers: some delicate, some bold, and all unique.

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Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Beet Borscht

When I think of fall meals, hearty soups and stews come to mind…and I don’t think I’m alone. Beet borscht, made with root veggies and cabbage, is a delicious and nourishing soup. This Instant Pot recipe is an adaptation of one that was my favorite slower cooker borscht recipe, made and enjoyed many times; with some tweaks, that flavorful and satisfying soup can be enjoyed in a fraction of the time!

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