Tagged: ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Pumpkin Tales and Crock-Steamed Winter Squash

A sure sign that Indian summer is in full bloom is the appearance of the pumpkin patch the local produce stands. Farm Fresh Produce in the South San Francisco Bay Area occupied a stretch of property on the corner of a suburban area, and busy street, that grew corn as high as an elephant’s eye and ruby red oversized tomatoes, big sunflowers with their nodding heads to line the field, and old rose bushes, for as long as I can remember. How delightfully out of place.

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Chez Dining Room: Hogwarts Great Hall

Unless you have children, you might not realize that modern children’s literature is a booming part of today’s world publishing market. While many of the titles fall unheralded to even the most avid reader, it has been close to impossible to escape the sheer delight, the astonishment, and novelty generated by the British Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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