Category Archives: STORIES

TIME FOR SOME CHANGES. I MEAN SERIOUS CHANGES.

To overstate the obvious, I’ve been AWOL for a while. December’s Christmas party mayhem, as usual, ate my life. At the start of the month, out of sheer curiosity, I began keeping a tally of how many people we’d helped … Continue reading

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CHICKEN SOUP FOR MANY SOULS

Chicken noodle soup? In the summer? Really? Am I pretty close to what you’re thinking? Well, as with most things in life, there’s a story to it. When the world is an unsettled, unsettling place, I cook. Airplanes fall out of … Continue reading

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: FLY ME TO THE MOON

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COFFEE-ROASTED CAULIFLOWER STEAKS with CREAMY CARROT SAUCE

All right, referring to thick slices of cauliflower as “steaks” may be reaching a bit.  But it sounds better than “slabs,” and it’s much less wordy than “thick slices of cauliflower.”  Come along, please. ❦ The daughter was here visiting … Continue reading

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SUNDAY BAKING: NEWLY MINTED BROWNIES and THE REST OF WINTER

When Epiphany slipped past a few days ago, the Holidays were Officially Over. Whereupon we began the long slog through The Rest of Winter. It’s going to give us lots of time to think over resolutions we’ve perhaps made, should … Continue reading

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NEW YEAR’S EVE, 2013

Ever since the birth of the blog, I’ve had a milestone post in mind.  You know, after a benchmark number of views was reached, I would write a great big thank you.  Well, as I know you also know, life … Continue reading

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: CATS AND BOXES

Basil is licking his lips in anticipation of sneaking up on Fern. For the thousandth time. Whatever will they do when the Christmas boxes are gone?

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: CHRISTMAS DAY

Breakfast of quiona cakes and some serious mushrooms. Just look at that globe of glistening yolk! Me and my shadow took two fine dogs on a glorious hike. Paths are dotted with benches which have been donated in memory of … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN STEW

This is a word-laden post, as opposed to the photo-heavy ones of late. Be that the good news or the bad for you, as I say in About, I write, or try to, for people who love to read as … Continue reading

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THE DAY IN PICTURES: THE LONGEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

It’s fitting, I suppose that the year’s longest night brings a close to a stretch of the longest weeks of the year.  At work, we’ve been awash in Christmas parties ever since the weekend directly following Thanksgiving.  When all is … Continue reading

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