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Pork and Cabbage Soup

Pork and Cabbage Soup

  Pork and Cabbage Soup When I think back on most years of my life, I am able to remember being sick once every year or two — and when I started teaching — every year.  Sometimes, it went on for more than two months, […]

Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

Cranberry Apricot Almond Sweet Bread Twist

  I hope this finds you well in spite of recent sobering events we are all trying to make sense of — if that is even possible.   I’m working to find inspiration in the most unlikely places and grasp tightly, acknowledging feelings of guilt for […]

Non Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup with Vegetables

Non Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup with Vegetables

 

Well hello.

I hope you’re well.  I have been–at least until a few days ago when I felt a bit of a sore throat that was at first more a reason to laze around than anything else.  I’m not much of a laze around type, so when I feel the urge to do that, I take notice and find every reason on Earth to avoid my laundry, the dishes, or taking a trip to the market.  But days later, it’s gotten worse, and well, that’s never good.

I feel bobble-headed and on the water logged side of things–the feeling I used to have as a kid when we’d been at the pool or the beach too long and came home with wrinkled skin and sinuses full of water.  Ah, the memories.

If there is anything good about feeling like this, it’s that I slow down a bit and mull things over.  And this has been a good time to do that considering I spent November writing about something other than food.  I believe I mentioned it might be time to focus my energy on something else (instead of ten things all at once which is more the case with me) and on the suggestion of a friend, decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month.  The goal of this event is to take time to write for writing’s sake–to perhaps slam out that novel you always thought you might write if only you had time.

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Potato Puree a la Joel Robuchon

Potato Puree a la Joel Robuchon

I’m taking Thanksgiving off this year — literally.  My husband suggested we spend the better part of the week in San Francisco and visit with our youngest who is in art school there instead of flying him home for the holiday as we have the […]

Slow Roasted Elephant Garlic

Slow Roasted Elephant Garlic

I took my Mac to the Apple store recently because I was notified that its serial number was one marked as having a hard drive that could potentially fail.  I dropped it off, a new hard drive was installed free of charge by the next […]