Old And New

The two eggs with the darkest backgrounds were a wedding present from my uncle the priest. He gave us three actually but don’t get me started. The other four are modern creations done by my BFF by marriage. That is to say the person who married my BFF. It’s hard to pick a favorite. But…

Everything Is Going Wrong

Have I mentioned that I can’t do anything right anymore? My big plans for fabulous food this weekend are not off to a good start. I don’t know if I ever mentioned that my daughter gave me a butter lamb mold for Christmas. I pulled it out today with the intention of making some herb butter and then possibly some…

Hey Kids What Time Is It?

  UPDATE: Sami and I are having a little bicker about when to cook some of the Easter dinner items. My menu is filled with nostalgia:  it’s the typical northeastern Pennsylvania holiday menu: ham, baked lima beans, cole slaw and potato salad1. The beans and the cole slaw have to be done ahead in order…

Like Buttah

It was sunny in Philadelphia and we spent as much time as possible on the terrace. And by terrace, I mean a 3 x 6 ft fire escape. Only 3 folding chairs could get squeezed into that space so we had to develop a schedule to rotate all  6 adults. The dog shoved himself into…

Status Update

Nothing much to say except to report on my latest injury: I was pushing my home office chair towards the desk and my bare foot shoved itself under the edge of the plastic mat. It’s all spikey under there to grip the rug and at least two of those spikes kissed my big toe. And…