Category Archives: From the Kitchen

A Cautionary Tale

“I’ve got culture; I eat yogurt!”  😊  (~Me) When our local supermarket didn’t have the only yogurt I’ll use for two months (an organic, whole milk, Greek yogurt) – it’s great for eating, cooking, baking, AND making homemade dressings (and, … Continue reading

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O is for Organization and Oysters!

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A good thing, too, as I’ve been looking around for some extra time!! For the last few weeks, I’ve been making a daily deep dive into that … Continue reading

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Sew It Seams …

“My friend writes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer songwriter, or sew it seams.”  (~Unknown) I have a penchant for painful puns and purple prose; hence the above.  If it makes most folks groan, I will undoubtedly laugh heartily.  … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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Residual Oddments and A Fish Pie

“… l’art d’accommoder les restes ….”  Christian Louboutin Leftovers – in some circles a dirty word – can be wonderful, tasty, and invaluable to the conscientious culinarian.  Most of our weekday lunches are day-old or two-day-old leftovers camouflaged so as … Continue reading

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“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley.”

Thank you, Robbie Burns.  And thanks as well to my sister-in-law who has always been fond of the phrase, “Man plans and God laughs.”  (Der mentsh trakht un got lakht.)  When I prepared last week’s menu plan, I failed to take into … Continue reading

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“Taco Tuesday” = Halibut Fajitas

Okay, the truth is that I am NOT a food photographer but I just had to commemorate these incredible halibut fajitas — colorful sweet peppers, purple onion, and tender halibut sautéed in ghee with just a kiss of homemade taco … Continue reading

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And So It Begins …

The many twists and turns of this 2020 pandemic year have necessitated changes in our lives and in our living. We venture forth only for appointments due primarily to age-related health changes and, instead of enjoying the great outdoors, we … Continue reading

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