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Another New Year for You and I

Another New Year for You and I

    It’s about 7:30 pm west coast time and my youngest son, husband, and I are together in our family room doing not much of anything but enjoying a relaxing evening.  Another son will come at a promised 8 pm with his sweetheart and […]

2011:  Food for Thought

2011: Food for Thought

The older I get, the more quickly time seems to pass.  This isn’t to say that at ten, for example, I didn’t find myself on the last week of summer vacation, longing for yet another week to spend acting as if the days were endless […]

2009 in Review:  One Foodie’s Outtakes

2009 in Review: One Foodie’s Outtakes

Champagne Cocktail

I’ve begun to think about all that has happened in the past ten years since  2010 is looming in a matter of hours, but it’s more than I can grasp in the time it takes for me to write here.  Instead, I’ve chosen to review 2009 by sifting through the latter portion of my iPhoto library’s 11,462 shot collection — the majority of which depict food.  Most people take photos of their family, their vacations, and pets, and although I do that as well, I also take photos of our food.  In fact I take so many photos, I often don’t post them.  The reasons for not writing about these particular recipes vary from something as simple as bad lighting or photography, to the most annoying:  not being able to remember the recipe.

I haven’t counted, but just a glance at this photo collection provides a good idea of the sheer number of recipes I sampled in 2009, and these are only my outtakes.  When I scan them, I remember the time of year, the occasion — if one at all — and the often simple daily events that are our lives.  In doing that over the time that it’s taken me to put this together, I’ve been reminded of all the ups and downs we’ve experienced.  Some are quite tiny, and others far more challenging.

Time passes, and we move on, hopefully learning from all we’ve experienced — or not.

Happy New Year to you, from me.

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