Author Archives: Larkspur

About Larkspur

Larkspur prefers biking to work and enjoys 3-4 car-free days per week (a car-free day is a carefree day!). Favorite hotspots are farmers markets and wooden dance floors.

Ice Cream the Old-Timey Way

Family lore has it that my maternal grandfather, Erwin, loved-loved-loved ice cream.  He made it regularly during Georgia’s hot summer months, out in the back yard with his wooden, hand-cranked ice cream maker. It looked very much like this. People …
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A Healthy Mind

At one point in my life, when I was feeling unmoored, I came across the book “PMS, Perimenopause, and You,” by Lori Futterman. Now what does a healthy mind have to do with PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and perimenopause, you ask?  …
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Wildflower Enchantment

A Charm for Spring Flowers Who sees the first marsh marigold Shall count more wealth than hands can hold. Who bends a knee where violets grow A hundred secret things shall know. Who finds hepatica’s dim blue Shall have his …
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