Trips to my Grandparents for school vacations and holidays were highlighted by a visit (only if we were good!) to The Gingerbread Village. The place is classic 70's Mom & Pop, from the dark red Naugahyde booths to the 50 States plate collection that sit in pride of place on the plate rail near the … Continue reading Old Fashioned Ginger Cake
Once upon a time, there were two little boys who loved a story by Keiko Kasza about a Wolf and his plan to fatten up a little chicken so he could make her into a tasty stew. The story went that the wolf, an excellent cook, dropped off treats and goodies on her door step … Continue reading The Wolf’s Chicken Stew
Jef, the boys and, I were out to dinner a couple of nights ago and the subject of favorite movies came up. We started all started quoting this scene: "Hey!" "Yeah?" "You're right in the middle of the...." "Yeah!?" The whole movie is a gem! If you haven't seen it, or, if it's been awhile, … Continue reading Time Machine: The Iron Giant
The Secret Sisters had their break out hit on the Hunger Games soundtrack, but the rest of their album is really great too! It reminds me of what was playing on hand-held radios at the lake and in the car when I was little.
The Song Of Lunch is a narrative poem by Christopher Reid. It's the story of a man meeting an old lover for lunch. It ended badly 15 years prior, and as we travel back with the man's memories we see what went down. Recently on PBS, American viewers were treated to the BBC produced version … Continue reading The Song Of Lunch
I recently read about this amazing site that lets you write a letter to yourself and you'll revive it up to 10 years in the future. It's called FutureMe.Org. It's a fascinating idea for people who are going through a hard time, or accomplishing a milestone. Remembering what it was like to be in that … Continue reading Dear Future Me, …
Cozy sweaters, hot cocoa, bonfires, colorful scarves...I'm ready for Fall! Photo via Sartorialist Photo via totokaelo.com Photo via fossil.com Photo via Pinterest.com And for a special treat, 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds!
I ask my self this every day, man! "You've got what it takes to beat the uber-suck!" Oh Joss, where are you!
Although the story by P.D. Eastman about a baby bird trying to find his mother is endearing and one of my favorites, I would like to float out the idea that, as women, we have lots of Mother's in our lives. Not just the one. My Mother, the one who gave birth to me, is … Continue reading Are You My Mother?
I've acquired a fondue pot and there really is no turning back now. My first attempt was on New Years Eve. I tried the traditional recipe from Nigella Express cookbook. It was pretty boozy for our taste, and since I was thinking this could become a dinner favorite I figured I had better re-work the … Continue reading Dinner Tonight: Lobster Fondue