Monthly Archives: January 2021

January (by John Updike)

“The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between The dark and dark. “Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor.  Milk bottles burst Outside the door. “The river is A frozen place Held still beneath The trees of lace. … Continue reading

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Spinach-Feta Quick Bread

“Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie ….” ~Author unknown (but very, very clever) Ingredients: 1-½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sea salt (or ¾ teaspoon table salt) ¼ teaspoon … Continue reading

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“Well Begun is Half Done.”

While most of us undoubtedly know this quote from the movie, Mary Poppins, from what I’ve read it was quoted by Aristotle in his philosophical work, Politics, as a proverb during his time.  Can you say WOW?!  That makes it … Continue reading

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“Anchors Aweigh” – Scallop Casserole

“’Close your eyes,’ he had said to her. ‘Food demands complete submission.’  And then he placed a perfect scallop in her mouth.  ‘Do you taste the sea?’“Delphine did.  Not just the salt of the sea but the very air of … Continue reading

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The Magical Menu Plan

Once upon a time I didn’t plan meals.  We went to the supermarket, usually together, and we picked up entrée items that we thought we’d enjoy or that we hadn’t had in a while, and then we’d throw in some … Continue reading

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Ah! The Pastabilities: Cavorting with Carbs!

“The lack of carbohydrates can make you a little crazy.”    Tom Hardy I wholeheartedly concur, Mr. Hardy!  In my head, in my heart, in my belly, and most definitely on my tongue there is nothing more satisfying and comforting than … Continue reading

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