Category Archives: food

reconnaissance mission

When asked what touristy thing she would like to do during her Thanksgiving week here in New England, my Texan daughter-in-law replied, “I’d like to eat in a real Italian restaurant.” We have a lot of those here.  It was … Continue reading

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a banjo man success

On this miserable stormy, rainy day here in Rhode Island, I thought I’d share Banjo Man’s latest recipe. It was actually delicious. Sound the trumpets. We’ve been cleaning out cookbooks, of which I have many, having belonged to the mail-order … Continue reading

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pumpkins, friends and more

Yes, we are sitting on pumpkins and having a conversation.  That’s what old friends do, especially when one of them has a pumpkin patch. I absolutely love spending time with this woman.  Can you tell? Meanwhile, back at home, I … Continue reading

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when coffee is necessary, find a robot

Hi, everyone. I’m back in Rhode Island.  Will took me to the Austin airport at 3:30 AM last Wednesday.  My suitcase was much lighter (baby quilt finished and gifted, jam, summer clothes and sandals left behind) and my heavy electronics … Continue reading

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banjo man makes new friends

Last Friday morning we went to a neighbor’s house to take advantage of her offer of tomatoes.  She had grown more tomatoes than she could possibly eat, so we were happy to take a basket of them home. Banjo Man … Continue reading

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a little corn party

Dancing Mandolin Player brought us some of her freshly picked sweet corn Monday night. We were filled with gratitude. I’ve bought sweet corn several times in town, but it does not compare to DMP’s corn, which is by far the … Continue reading

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ready as i’ll ever be

I would keep cooking and baking, but I’m running out of space.  This freezer was empty 12 days ago and I have had a GREAT TIME filling it up with meals for my family and friends.  It’s why I come … Continue reading

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hunger pains

Yesterday afternoon I wanted to be in Sheridan,  Wyoming.  I really, really wanted to be in  Sheridan, Wyoming. At Perkins.  A restaurant. A restaurant that serves a turkey dinner.  With potatoes and gravy and stuffing. But I was here, in … Continue reading

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a party for #92

Mom turned 92  yesterday, so on Sunday we had a little dinner party with seafood gumbo and birthday cake (always a good combination for a woman born in New Orleans). I broke out the ruby-flashed glasses and matching napkins. The … Continue reading

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45 thumbs up

A funny thing happened last Christmas when I was trying to come up with dinners the family would like. I get tired of making the same things over and over again, though everyone insists they like lasagna and enchiladas and … Continue reading

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