It’s OK 2 Say Nope 2 Holidays + Podcast: Dog Days + L. Brummet’s Leeks

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Cool Doggie Days + Lillian Brummet’s Leeks Recipe Happiness Between Tails

#Authors #Books #Cooking #Veggies #Photography #Gardening #Pets #Dogs #MonarchButterflies #Butterflies #Recipes Hungry? Backyard fruits and veggies are the best. Lillian Brummet, a blogger from Canada who’s written many books, says hot weather means leek season. Here’s her recipe for “Leek n’ Mushroom Bundles.” What are you hungry for these days? Share your thoughts, experiences, and questions by recording them on my Anchor by Spotify page — or comment at — or email me. Like what you hear? Buy me a coffee. Time Stamps (where segments begin): HBT introduction 1:00 Today’s topic and about today’s guest 2:05 Lillian Brummet’s “Leek n’ Onion Bundles” recipe 4:18 My question for you 6:28 HBT outro Photos available at the blog version (H-E-R-E) of this show: Serendipitous photos of shadows and beautiful Los Angeles blue sky. Closeup of green onion flower. Lillian and Dave Brummet Links referred to in this episode: About the novels I'm writing. Video of K-D dog serenading. About monarch butterflies. A wild PBS video about monarch butterflies. Recipes by Khashayar for Happiness Between Tails: a great hot soup, a crunchy salad, a fruity dessert and a carrot cake, an entree, and this appetizer and this one. Lillian Brummet's site with info about her, including her books. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

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Wish the holidays would just go away? It’s okay to tell them to go away.

Holidays can be nice — and terrible! Family can bring us to our knees — both to swoon and to cringe. Romance can make our hearts flutter or seize.

From Halloween to New Year’s, at least here in the United States, we’re inundated 24/7 with messages of how this is the time for families and lovers. We’re instructed to either kiss, or to kiss and make up.

fullsizerender-5Sometimes none of that is possible or isn’t in our best interest.

Traditional or sacred, I invite you to join me in acknowledging that ignoring any special day is perfectly acceptable. Never, sometimes, always; we can give any number of them a rest, whenever we please.

What matters is that we do everything to get through them as best we can — whatever it takes to mark time, to survive, to thrive through and into gentle holiday-free January.

Do you ever prefer to ignore holidays?

74 thoughts on “It’s OK 2 Say Nope 2 Holidays + Podcast: Dog Days + L. Brummet’s Leeks

  1. roughwighting January 5, 2022 / 2:12 pm

    As much as I don’t like the January weather (in New England – brrrr), I’m always grateful when it comes. You’re right, Halloween to Christmas is too much craziness. Lots of it is fun and family oriented and lovely. But… Phew. I can sit by the fire and read now. 🙂

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    • da-AL January 6, 2022 / 3:50 pm

      lovely for any time of the year!


  2. Gibberish January 5, 2022 / 1:26 pm

    Indeed a thought provoking post…it’s true the new year is over commercialized and just sometimes sitting at home watching tv feels like you’re not doing enough to celebrate..but who’s judging ?? Happy New year nonetheless 😊😊

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    • da-AL January 6, 2022 / 3:35 pm

      definitely I’m not judging 🙂 likewise to you & yours, Heartfelt ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. HensBlooms January 3, 2022 / 7:58 am

    It’s nice to have a day or two to yourself, especially after the very busy holidays ☺️ Hope you could spend quality time with your loved ones daAl

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    • da-AL January 6, 2022 / 3:29 pm

      just got back from a week visiting family in Austin & had a lovely time. hope your new year is starting well, Hen 🙂

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  4. Oneiridescent January 2, 2022 / 8:24 pm

    🍟 It is called, “containing the holiday”, 🌯
    🍝 To keep it simple, on just a tray ! 🥗

    Wish you & your family,
    A Happy New Year !

    Liked by 1 person

    • da-AL January 6, 2022 / 3:26 pm

      I like that — am going to pretend I came up with it lol

      Liked by 1 person

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