Category Archives: food


When the Funny Grandson arrives at the lake there are certain traditions that are upheld no matter what the weather. First of all, he scrambles into his bathing suit, runs down the hill to the dock and jumps in the … Continue reading

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go van gogh

Last Wednesday Banjo Man, Nancy and I drove up to Providence to experience the “Van Gogh Immersion” experience. Oh, my. This was my bright idea so, with tickets purchased six weeks ago, we headed to the Big City without knowing … Continue reading

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paranoia or a good idea?

Sometimes it’s hard to tell. Yesterday morning I drove the rust bucket twenty minutes south of here to Walmart.  FYI I’m in denial over the rust and plan to carefully drive the car through next Tuesday, when the inspection sticker … Continue reading

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hunting tapioca

Have you made tapioca pudding lately?  If so, where did you find the box of Kraft tapioca (aside from the back of a shelf in your kitchen)? Hint:  nowhere. Two weeks ago I desperately needed tapioca.  My friend Harley Chick … Continue reading

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happy food faces

March went by quickly and I couldn’t be happier about that.  March?  Not a fan. But these pictures make me smile. Son Ben came to visit for a week during his Spring Break. Nancy celebrated her birthday.  I made the … Continue reading

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bread bags and skinny chickens

As we all know, the cost of living has gone up.  Way up.  Grocery shopping is a grim chore, even though we no longer have to wear a mask.  People are experiencing “price shock” in every aisle. Gas is almost … Continue reading

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new kid in the kitchen

This is my new Elite Cuisine Model 4829 toaster.  And yes, this sucker is very long.  It’s designed to toast those long slices of sourdough bread of which Banjo Man is so fond. Two weeks ago our toaster died and … Continue reading

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superbowl sunday 2022

Guess who we’re rooting for. I will never be a cake decorator.  Obviously.  But the urge to make Cincinnati Bengals-themed cupcakes was something I Had To Do. I don’t know why.  My sewing room/office smells like a dead mouse.  Maybe … Continue reading

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my ebay life

Remember Diablo? He has been on Ebay for 8 days and has had 15 bids. He is now going for $144.50. I knew he was a winner! Six other auctions have bids, too, so I will be busy going to … Continue reading

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snow day 2022

Our first snowstorm of the winter is happening now.  Forecast is 4-10″ of snow by 2 PM. I am less than deliriously happy about this.  As I said to a friend yesterday, now that I am too old to make … Continue reading

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