Category Archives: food

the big easy beckons

Banjo Man and I are off to New Orleans soon.  The “City That Care Forgot” awaits us.     There will be gumbo.  And music.   No one is more excited than Banjo Man.  He has read hundreds of restaurant … Continue reading

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time to make the cookies

Sam and his parents indulged my need to make Christmas cookies Friday afternoon. Thank you. Check out these “trees”. They looked better on the internet than they did in real life (not exactly a surprise) but Sam loved decorating them.  … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving 2017

I am so grateful for a sunny day.     I am grateful for pumpkin lights. I am grateful for velvet pumpkins.  I love them.  In fact, I love pumpkins of all kinds. And I’m so happy I found this … Continue reading

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barn owl

    This is what I saw flying towards the house as I stared out my office window yesterday morning.  Isn’t he gorgeous? He flew low, above the driveway and right over the roof of the house. I searched through owl … Continue reading

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These arrived in the mail yesterday.  Flavored pumpkin seeds from Dancing Mandolin Player!  What a lovely surprise.  I felt so very loved. And last night my friend Barb called.  “I made you something,” she announced.  “Can I bring it over?” … Continue reading

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a little more chowder chat

Yesterday Glen had a meeting with two of his favorite Rhode Island clients.  The talk turned to George’s and our lunch there.  Do you know what they said?  They’d stopped going to George’s because the clam chowder didn’t taste like … Continue reading

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breath of fresh air

  Yesterday my mother was released from the rehab section of the local nursing home and was able to return to her assisted living apartment.  Hallelujah!!!!  We moved her back into her lovely quiet studio apartment and sent her off … Continue reading

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october squash & sweet potato soup

In an attempt to revive my cooking enthusiasm I trolled Pinterest and some vegan websites for a butternut squash soup recipe.  I would fill the 7 quart crock pot!  I would create something that would make food taste good again. … Continue reading

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takin’ it easy on sunday afternoon

Here it is, waiting for me to sew something. Everything is so clean on my new table.  To the left are some pillowcases to finish for the Funny Grandson’s Christmas.  There are owls and deer on them, so they are … Continue reading

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catching up here in austin

It is raining lightly this morning, something folks in Austin never seem to mind.  No flash flooding, no tropical storms or wind.  Just a calm little rainy morning, overcast and gray. I am going to fill the crock pot with … Continue reading

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