The Last of the Satsumas

I was surrounded by 3 different types of carpenter ants. They all thought my walls looked like a safe place to store their babies when it rained heavily and their tunnels flooded. it was necessary to have pesticides sprayed twice a year if i wanted to keep them from eating the place out from under …

New Yogurt Flavors

Originally i used a bag of frozen strawberries from walmart to make the non-dairy yogurt cups i enjoyed with breakfast. However, after i stopped going to the grocery store i relied on whatever fruit i received in my fedex box to dictate the weekly flavor of the “yogurt” cups. Apple was the most common flavor …

The Arrival of Summer Meant an Abundance of Local Fruit

Every year in late spring/early summer there was a period of a week or two when little bitty local plums and apricots became available at the market. I’m talking, fall apart in your fingers, dripping sticky juice, melt in your mouth, sugary little morsels. The apricots actually had a smell. Go ahead, smell an apricot …