A fine, cold day. The windows are frosted, and the snow in our yard still glitters. Today, there will be a walk with the dog in the woods, and I’ll bundle up with hat, head band, neck warmer, warm coat, leggings, and warm gloves. I’ll also bring my camera. The other day, I took a picture of bittersweet on snow, and it came out so well that I’m going to print it and see whether it will be a good photo for a card. During the course of the year, I send and give lots of cards made with photos I have taken. I have estimated that I give nearly 100 photo-cards in any given year. Birthdays and anniversaries. Sympathy cards. Thank-you cards. Notes just to say hi. Bundles of cards given as gifts. On Monday, I brought “flowers”— five note cards with pictures of flowers—to my friend Esther, who hasn’t been feeling well. So the moral of this story is that when I go out, I almost always bring my camera with me. You never know when you’re going to get a good picture.
From Sustainable America: Ten things to do with stale bread.
From Bill Moyers & Company: Amy B. Dean interviews Michael Pollan, who maintains our food is dishonestly priced.
From Eating Well: A recipe for clementine and five-spice chicken. Just reading the recipe made me hungry.
From the Good Shepherd Food-Bank’s blog: Heat or eat?
From Maine Today: Soup recipes from the blog Spoon & Shutter.
From Maine Magazine: Little BIGS, a bakery to try out in South Portland. My, oh my, they even sell donuts!