Category Archives: food

Covid DeCluttering: Cookie Jar?

Like many during the past several months, I’ve managed to unload a few unused, not needed items. An enormous pot I used to make marmalade. Another one for chili. A glass trifle bowl. Some yarn and needles. I could easily … Continue reading

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Social Distancing #5: Passover Prep

  I called my friend Robin this morning to catch up. We’re missing our walks together. I told her I was in the midst of making chicken soup and matzo balls for Passover. She said she was too! So we … Continue reading

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Social Distancing Diary #3: A Hike & Ice Cream

Our son met us at a local park for a short hike yesterday. My husband remarked that the scene was surreal– on one hand a gorgeous, sunny, warm day; lots of people outside hiking, biking, walking dogs, all keeping distant … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Chef Byron Bradley

I took a short trip to New Orleans this week for a board meeting of Son of a Saint.  I’ve been on the board a year and have witnessed the growth of the board and the staff. At present, 100 … Continue reading

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Home Cooking & Baking: Mostly All From Scratch!

After a week away and a week of eating out too much and eating too much, I’m eager to return to my kitchen and my cooking. Mostly our eating is quite simple, fresh produce, grilled meats and fish, and balanced … Continue reading

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Judy’s Wellness Cafe: My Granola

My post on Judy’s blog: http://judyswellnesscafe.com/?p=5841

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Biking Brittany

Entering the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mont Saint-Michel,  my husband recalled that the former fortress inspired the depiction of Minas Tirith in the third Lord of the Rings movie, The Return of the King. And I told him that … Continue reading

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Grandma Diary: Pancakes & Coins

After my husband cleaned out his closet and dresser a couple days ago, he handed me a mug full of coins, amassed from emptying his pockets. US currency and foreign coins, from overseas travel, filled the cup. My eldest son … Continue reading

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Cold Weather: Soup & Random Conversations

It’s soup weather for sure. I spent a good part of yesterday making stock from the Thanksgiving turkey carcass, and then made soup with a bunch of random vegetables in the fridge. A friend used to describe her plans for … Continue reading

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Ah, Burgundy!

When our friends Kevin and Allan invited us to join them and about 20 other of their close friends to celebrate Kevin’s 60th birthday for a week in Burgundy, France, we didn’t hesitate. They rented two chateaus in the little … Continue reading

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