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Making Applesauce

Ingredients 3 pounds apples, quartered Honey or sugar (optional) Lemon juice (optional) 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite spice: cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves (optional) Now, to begin. Step 1: Get thee to the Kingfield Farmers Market/Fulton Farmers Market Holiday Market… Market Market Market this Sunday and grab a peck of apples. These beautiful Ruby Jons originated there this time […]

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On the Bright Side

Minneapolis’ first, real snow has arrived.

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Vote No, Minnesota

I decided to play a game on my morning walk of hunting the word “NO” in spirit of tomorrow’s elections in Minnesota. I found 8 differently type-set “N-O”s. Obviously, I’ve included just six here because even numbers are better and multiples of three are best. You can see them all on Instagram (we’re username marthaandtom). Now […]

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This time last year

This time last year Tom and I were in Michigan visiting family. These photos come from time spent at Tom’s family’s cabin, set deep into the woods about 45 minutes by car from where we grew up. I hope you’ll enjoy reminiscing with me for a bit, in the midst of all the craziness that […]

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Falling into Marimekko

Marimekko’s fall 2012 line has started to trickle in at FinnStyle, as have copies of the company’s Autumn Issue. This little free newspaper did its job in getting me excited about what’s to come. In a year in which I’ve been determined to buy less (and better) stuff, Marimekko has been a brand I’ve gravitated […]

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At the Arboretum

As a birthday gift to Tom last year (I called it a “Bike and Ski Package”), I purchased a membership to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum thinking that we’d take advantage of their trails all year long by biking in three seasons and skiing for free in the winter. That plan fell flat early when Mother Nature […]

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Fall Blooms

Considering the talk of frost warnings, I set out on a recent morning walk to find out what might be blooming still. I let my steps be guided by the flowers, pulling my camera toward their range of colors both firey and soft. It turns out fall color isn’t just about the trees.

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Slow writing

In January, I shared my newly formed walking habit with you and wondered what the next habit might be, and how else I might improve my morning routine. I wondered especially—whatever I was going to tackle next—if it would stick. A second habit didn’t build right away, though I made attempts, ranging from mindfulness meditation […]

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Our Picnic Kit

  In between the hot days and the rainy days, there have been a few just-right evenings in Minneapolis lately and Tom and I have taken advantage by heading out for picnics. Whether at the lake or in our neighborhood park, there are a few things we almost always have along. Our reusable plastic plates […]

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Brommie goes Garage Sale-ing

With a day off ahead of me this morning, I decided I’d take a ride down to Minnehaha Falls before Minneapolis hit 90ºF. I had almost reached Minnehaha Park when I came upon an unattended yard sale. I strayed from the path to take a look at the few items on offer, one of them […]

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