Category Archives: food

first snowstorm, hot soup and Hillbilly Elegy

A “nor’easter” hit last night.  We had plenty of warning, as the storm had trekked across the Midwest and the Mideast before hitting New England. At midnight we had 3″ of snow.  This morning there is about 6″, but we’ve … Continue reading

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shopping in america

The week began Sunday with a hunt for lemons for Banjo Man and a visit to a fancy grocery store in downtown Westerly.  Unfortunately their lemons weren’t all that great, which was surprising.  I cut the trip short and headed … Continue reading

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come to mama!

Meet the new member of my Making-Dinner family. It’s huge.  It doesn’t look huge in this photo, but it is. See? This is a Gourmia 7-quart air fryer.  I ordered it from Kohls one morning before Thanksgiving.  They were having … Continue reading

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my 2020 turkey let me down

My attempt at cooking a turkey breast in the crock pot was a disaster.  The breast was dry, the gravy’s flavor and consistency needed a lot of work, and it was all just so disappointing. Fortunately there were only three … Continue reading

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thanksgiving 2020

Table for three, please! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  I’m sure yours is as abbreviated as ours, although I hope you are in a place where that is not the case. In fifty years I have never NOT cooked something the Wednesday … Continue reading

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you have to laugh

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where there’s a will…

We arrived here at the lake in early June, amidst the cool weather and plenty of clouds.  And Covid.  Naturally everyone was afraid of the virus, so we were careful to quarantine for two weeks after our flights from back … Continue reading

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it’s that time again

Last Thursday the Elberta peaches arrived at the Peach Man.  I’d checked the Facebook page and knew they’d–finally–be in town.  So I was there at the tent at 8:45, just in case Mike the Peach Man opened early.  And he … Continue reading

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saturday june 20 at the lake

Well, I just spent two hours trying to sync the photos on my phone to my new laptop.  I thought I’d done it, but…no.  There are pictures on the computer somewhere, but I can’t find them.  Excuse me while I … Continue reading

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what’s going on

And one last note:  the hair salons open today!  I have a much-needed appointment with Sue on Wednesday.  Oh joy!!! I think they should serve champagne. When do salons open in your state?  Have you had your hair done yet?   … Continue reading

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