I made him a pie for his birthday. Because he prefers pie to cake. And can you blame him? He who was born at the tail end of September in the Northern Hemisphere and all around are perfect apples begging to become pie. The best apples for pie, in our opinion, are Golden Russets, but… Continue reading 52 Weeks ~ In the circle
I don't look at faces. I make eye contact with hands. I see their shape, their texture, their color, their size. Their wrinkles, freckles, knuckles, nails. I'm wary of hands, but attracted to hands. My own hands never measure up to the hands I wish I had. When I was a little girl, I tried… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ In my hands
It's the last day of summer, and before we launch into fall color, carved pumpkins, and big bowls of soups and stews, I need to take a moment to acknowledge what we accomplished around here the last couple of months. And when I say we, I really mean he, as in M. Because he was… Continue reading What we did on our summer vacation
This week's photo theme was "Bright" and, wouldn't you know it, it was a dark week. Cloudy, stormy, rainy, with a power outage thrown in for good measure. The night the lights went out, we lit the stove by match, talked by candlelight, and carried battery-powered lanterns up to bed. It was a cozy feeling.… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ Bright
Pie is problematic. For one thing, it can be so many different things. It can be sweet, of course. But it can be savory, too. If it's sweet, is it filled with berries, apples, pears, plums, or rhubarb? Or maybe chocolate custard? Or peanut butter cream? Pecan, pumpkin? Ice cream?! And on the savory side,… Continue reading Summer-fall hand pies: Mozzarella & tomato jam, Pear & smoky caramel
http://youtu.be/Hk1CDlv-WnE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These photos and post are in response to this week's theme for the 52 Photos Project. You should participate, too! Read about how it works here. You can see a gallery of everyone's photos for this week's theme here. To see a list of all my blog posts for this project, go here.
http://youtu.be/wppll7UYFVs ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These photos and post are in response to this week's theme for the 52 Photos Project. You should participate, too! Read about how it works here. You can see a gallery of everyone's photos for this week's theme here. To see a list of all my blog posts for this project, go here.
My very patient online baking buddy Margaret has been inviting me for several months to join the My Kitchen My World group, which is on an extended culinary tour of the world, country by country, month by month. I finally decided to join for August's virtual visit to Sweden, and then, of course, August slipped… Continue reading My first stop on the My Kitchen My World tour: Sweden
The end of August. Just two weeks ago we were in the full langour of summer. And now? It's decidedly fall. You'd think after all these years I'd be used to the sudden tilt toward September, but it takes me by surprise every year. Unlike the linear transition from spring to summer, this time of… Continue reading Caught off guard