Dinosaurs and Strawberry Pie

As a kid I was fascinated by the construction of Dinny the Dinosaur, a 150-ton building shaped like a larger-than-life-sized Apatosaurus.  It took creator Claude Bell 11 years to build Dinny! Our family’s out-of-town trips weren’t very frequent so I was able to see biannual snapshots of the progress of Dinny’s construction. A second dinosaur, […]

Fig Orange Jam

Frost season has arrived in Arizona.  Mr. and I covered all of our trees and plants with white sheets and frost cloths in the hopes of keeping them warm enough to survive the cold snap. Our front and back yards look like a scene from a Dickens novel where the unused rooms in great mansions have […]