Showing posts from October, 2013

Photo Friday: Autumn 2013

Autumn in Vermont Read the short recap of the hike to get this shot here.
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Photo Friday: Lonesome


Photo Friday: Heavenly

This week's Challenge: 'Heavenly'.
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Throwback Thursday: First Hike

Ok, jumping on the bandwagon ...

I can't believe it's been 5 years since I first took my daughter hiking. No wonder she's always nagging me to take her back out.
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Wordless Wednesday: Fall Colors


Standing with DNLee

I originally saw this on BuzzFeed and followed the link to Isis the Scientist and am adding my amplification. DNLee is amazingly articulate and SciAm should have backed her up or let her post stand rather than pull it.
Here’s DNLee’s voice…
wachemshe hao hao kwangu mtapoa
I got this wrap cloth from Tanzania. It’s a khanga. It was the first khanga I purchased while I was in Africa for my nearly 3 month stay for field research last year. Everyone giggled when they saw me wear it and then gave a nod to suggest, “Well, okay”. I later learned that it translates to “Give trouble to others, but not me”. I laughed, thinking how appropriate it was. I was never a trouble-starter as a kid and I’m no fan of drama, but I always took this 21st century ghetto proverb most seriously:
Don’t start none. Won’t be none.For those not familiar with inner city anthropology – it is simply a variation of the Golden Rule. Be nice and respectful to me and I will do the same. Everyone d…

30 Minute Banana Bread Muffins

No really. It truly only takes about 30 minutes to throw these together with a potato masher and hand-mixing. That might be why I used to make them every Sunday when my son was much younger. I would make a double batch and we would have breakfast and snack for the week. Very handy for an overworked student/single-mom. Some things never change.

Banana Bread Muffins
Recipe by Annette Holland
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 16 muffins or 1 loaf
4-6medium-large overripe bananas3eggs1 cupoil1 tablespoonvanilla2 cups unbleached wheat flour3/4 cuphoney1 teaspoonbaking soda1/4 teaspoonsalt Cooking Directions
Heat oven to 350F. Grease muffin pan with olive oil or butter. Mix the bananas and the liquid ingredients together until the consistency of batter. Add honey and mix well. Sift together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. …