Category Archives: Magnificent Seven

The Long Goodbye and Grounds for Sculpture

My girlfriend Pat, a fellow Master Gardener and one of my best friends, is moving after many years of living in New Jersey. To extend our fun and bank a bunch of new memories, we decided to visit as many “local” N.J. gardens as … Continue reading

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Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ: Back! I Want to Go Back!

Gail and Margaret, two of my Magnificent Seven friends, and I recently celebrated a birthday at Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ. As Bar Cara first timers and residents of nearby Montclair, an incredibly parking challenged town, we called ahead for … Continue reading

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The Magnificent 7 – 2: Party!

Saturday night five good friends gathered for dinner and conversation at my home. Many of us had not seen each other since early December, when Gail hosted a cooking party we attended. Ginger wasn’t able to join us in December … Continue reading

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The Magnificent 7 – 2: Party Tonight!

Years ago I studied hard over many months and became a certified Master Gardener. I learned a lot more than I ever knew about trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, soil, weather and more. But even more important, during those Wednesday classes … Continue reading

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Comfort Food Kitchen: Friday Night Party

Cooking with Suzanne Michaud and the Magnificent Seven Last Friday night I had a great time in my Magnificent Seven friend Gail’s kitchen. As a wonderful, generous gift Gail had arranged for Professional Chef Suzanne Michaud (https://comfortfoodstories.wordpress.com/) of Comfort Food … Continue reading

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Sneak Peek: Comfort Food Kitchen Cooking Party at Gail’s It’s been a busy weekend around here. We started decorating the house for Christmas. My daughter Tory and her boyfriend Kailan kicked off by decorating our tree. The two teens, music … Continue reading

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The Write Group of Northern NJ

Montclair Patch, a New Source of Amusement and Inspiration Last night I went to a meeting of the Write Group, a long-time Northern N.J. writer’s group that meets weekly in various formats to encourage writers to, well, write. Last evening’s … Continue reading

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The Southern Belle Restaurant, Montclair, NJ

I Wish My Great Aunt Had Cooked Like This Two of my Magnificent 7 friends and I went out to celebrate our birthdays recently. And because Margaret and Gail are so easy going, I got to choose the restaurant. I … Continue reading

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German Short-Haired Pointers

Walkin’ the Dogs, Part 2 My Magnificent Seven friend Gail owns two German short-haired pointers. Back on July 29th I first wrote about taking a walk with them and Gail too, of course. I think they are goofy dogs, full … Continue reading

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Time or Money

Do You Have One or Both? My friend Pat and I have known each other for years; we met as Master Gardeners in training (she’s one of my Magnificent 7 friends). We try to spend a fair amount of time … Continue reading

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