Monthly Archives: November 2015

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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Pithy Advice

Just read that Larry Smith has come out with a new book: The Best Advice in Six Words. My favorite quote from his original Six-Word Memoirs came from Nora Ephron: “Secret of Life: marry an Italian.” I love the concept of … Continue reading

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Roses in November

It was a button up weekend. Summer furniture has been covered with tarp or tucked in the attic space above the garage. The outdoor kitchen is closed. Funny thing about the grill. We always think that we’ll grill until it … Continue reading

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Ode to a Rutabaga

My friend, Diane, shared Mary Oliver’s poem on the wonder of snails in a salt marsh giving me the courage to pen an ode to the simple rutabaga. Even a lowly root vegetable can be an object of praise. During this … Continue reading

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Revisiting Stuffed Acorn Squash

It’s been one of those weeks. Daily appointments and commitments. The kind of week that truly makes you wonder how you were able to function while adding a full time job to the mix. While scanning a magazine in a waiting room, … Continue reading

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