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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Nearing the End of the Growing Season – 19 September 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

During today’s visit to the farm market, hoping to buy lots more tomatoes in addition to other fresh produce, we discovered that their tomato growing season is over. However, we did buy more sweet red peppers, red onions, butternut squash, corn, cucumbers, and gala apples.

An indication that autumn is approaching is the variety of locally grown apples available now. We like the crispiness of these apples, unlike so many of the warehoused apples, available later in the supermarkets, which lose their crispiness in storage.

The corn from this farm market is consistently tender and flavorful. We enjoy corn on the cob plain, after heating it briefly in the microwave oven; and it is delicious. Corn on the cob may also be eaten raw.

We’ll eat the sweet red peppers, red onions, and cucumbers cut up raw in our daily large salad along with the romaine lettuce and other raw vegetables we happen to have on hand, such as carrots, cabbage, celery, tomatoes, etc.

For photos and descriptions of these and many other fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients, see: 

For lots of ideas for salads, dressings, vegetable platters, and dips, see our “Salad Bar” section: 

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