Meyersdale to Frostburg – Biking Through the Pandemic


While life has not been overly kind to us in 2020, the weather surely has been.  Never mind that my pepper plants lasted until November 18, the Indian Summer weather has been great for biking…

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Wellsboro, PA and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania – Biking through the Pandemic


After being cooped up for months, we decided to take our first Covid-era road trip.  Wellsboro is a small town in north-central Pennsylvania a stones throw from the New York state line.  It also is…

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Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA – Biking through the Pandemic


It’s been a tough time for travel bloggers.  Can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything.  Luckily, we like to ride our bikes.  Now we are not crazy people who go 100 miles per day, but we…

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Banana Peppers 2 – I Still Have Too Many


Previously, we talked about being overrun with peppers and what you can do with them.  In the current summer of Covid, you can’t just simply dump them on your co-workers like you did every other…

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Banana Peppers – What Can You Do With Them?


The pepper patch is in full swing.  I have gotten to the point of picking a half bushel of each type every few days, then I am under the gun to figure out what to…

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Hot Pepper Relish


As you already know, I like to pickle peppers.  I’ve been doing it for years now, and devote a large chunk of my pepper patch to jalapeno and serrano peppers just to keep my public…

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Hot Pickled Cauliflower


Hot Pickled Cauliflower – A Delicacy from my Youth Hot pickled cauliflower was my initiation into the wonderful world of spicy foods.  As a kid, my mom always had a jar of Bell-View Hot Pickled…

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Zucchini Avalanche


Some vegetables are dangerous.  Zucchini falls into this category. First, you have to dedicate a lot of space to grow it.  Two of my six raised beds are dedicated to squash.  Second, they come at…

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The Street Hockey Goalie


Growing up, we lived in the city of Monongahela, across the street from Williams Elementary School.  It was built in the 1890s and was a yellow brick fortress about half-way up the hill that was…

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The Case for a Queen


In the US we have no royalty.  Kardashians not withstanding.  In fact, we went to great lengths to get rid of the last king we had way back in 1776.  But I’m sitting here enduring…

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