Monthly Archives: November 2015

Early Christmas

Bags are packed. Leaving soon for a few days at Disney World. Our Christmas present to one another. A couple of happy wanderers wending our way through familiar territory. This time surrounded by the sights and sounds of the holidays. … Continue reading

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Happy Sam

All’s right with the world. Together where we belong My buddy and me.

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Sad Sam

Sam is not happy. We’re not that happy either, given that the furry little guy has been doing more than his share of howling lately. His buddy, Daisy, has spent the last two nights at the kennel because we weren’t … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash and Rosemary Casserole

A recipe for a savory winter squash casserole caught my eye yesterday morning. It was a New York Times posting based on a Sarah Leah Chase recipe. This recipe originated in her book, Cold-Weather Cooking. Not able to follow any recipe exactly, I … Continue reading

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New Goal

My goal for the holiday season is a simple one. I’m determined to slow down. I was behind a woman walking into a store yesterday. She was just peacefully strolling along. I, on the other hand, was wondering why she … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Butter

This seasonal recipe is worth repeating and sharing. I read a recipe last year for pumpkin butter. It was actually made with pureed roasted squash. The directions included roasting squash halves until tender, and scooping out the pulp as a base for … Continue reading

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Beaujolais Nouveau

First wine of the harvest. Vibrant, lush, with all the newness and promise of youth. Delight in this time of celebration diminished, but not dashed, by  recent events. Time for people everywhere to pour the wine and raise a glass in solidarity … Continue reading

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Lopsided Chipmunk

I realized that I haven’t posted a recipe in ages. There’s actually a good reason for that. I haven’t been cooking. I had some fairly extensive dental work last Wednesday that left me swollen and black and blue. Sort of … Continue reading

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Nature’s Chilly Breath

Leaden skies. Bare branches. Crunch of leaves underfoot. The look and sound of November. And yesterday, the feel. Chill seeping through clothing suddenly unequal to Nature’s chilly breath. November sending a clear message of impending change.  Coaxing us to  face the reality  that winter … Continue reading

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Thanks to The Great British Baking Show, I have a new favorite word: scrummy. Slang for scrumptious. This show could be the kindest, gentlest, best show to be on television in memory.   PBS recently finished airing the second season of this … Continue reading

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