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How to make mint tea from fresh leaves?

How to make mint tea from fresh leaves?

Got fresh mint leaves? There is a beekeeper and a gardener who works near us.  He and his wife planted vegetables this past summer.  I yearned for what was inside their garden–– chives, Italian parsley,voluptious tomatoes, arugula. He and his wife gave me good ideas...

What to do in autumn?

What to do in autumn?

Take a drive If you are a new visitor or a local, and you are wondering what to do in autumn,this is a good time to take a drive through see autumn colors in your favorite neighborhood. Today the music man and I went grocery shopping to grab some bread, milk, and...

Craving Subtle Matcha

Craving Subtle Matcha

Working up the Matcha crave After seeing two different Japanese gardens this year, the taste of Matcha was calling me, the calling of the crave. My tongue was craving subtle matcha. Backing up, there are actually three Japanese Gardens in or near Seattle There is a...

Where to today? What about Greece?

What about Greece? Ever since I was introduced to Greek mythology as a kid, I always wanted to tell Zeus that he scared me and wanted to warn Pandora, "Dear beautiful girl,  DO NOT OPEN THAT BOX Pandora."  All those drawing of those creepy monsters inside the box...

Trains, Trains, Trains, Riding on a Steam Train

Trains, Trains, Trains, Riding on a Steam Train

Because I miss riding on the train Since I wrote Views from the Train, I took a few more short train rides in the Pacific Northwest.  One was with my dad and my sister and a friend.  We woke up early in the morning and instead of driving, we booked a train to...