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Archive for September, 2012

Anne’s Minestrone col Pesto

Posted by Anne on September 28th, 2012

6 servings 90 minutes 200g dried mixed pulses (e.g. red kidney beans, white beans, pinto beans, spelt, “green grain” (unripe spelt), red lentils, split peas, red or brown rice. I use Davert’s “Bunte Minestrone/ varied minestrone” mix, art.no. 49810) 1 large white onion 1 small leek 4 small peeled waxy potatoes 2 carrots 2 parsley […]

Democratic Conventions

Posted by Anne on September 6th, 2012

I found Michelle Obama’s speech very interesting to watch. She’s an icon to professional women, and a fine speaker, obviously, and so beautiful. Her messages are reassuring, reasserting values and good, decent, community-building citizenship, telling stories to remind everyone how what Obama has achieved is based on his “down-home-and-real” deep-seated beliefs. All good. But seeing […]

The Menopause Blues

Posted by Anne on September 6th, 2012

A “taboo” topic not normally covered in course books, yet one that my generation, getting up there in years, is thinking about, even if we don’t talk much about it outside of girlfriend circles. Laughter helps with pretty much anything. Comic relief for the Menopause Blues, by Cybill Shepherd: “If you’re feeling dry, just make […]