in the kitchen

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laurie Colwin   last day of winter and let me just say that it’s not going out quietly! my son is home on spring break and since he’s…

rainy day odds and ends

some winter projects completed a quick jaunt to the market cookies baked a batch of garlic basil pesto made and in the freezer a run on the treadmill (so I can eat those cookies) and a call from my college son to catch up on the latest sometimes a good rainy day is like hitting the “refresh” button! Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever! Ingredients:…

wintry weekending

making the best of it skiing snowboarding tubing it seems the entire town was out on this last weekend of February vacation with another round of snow falling getting out and playing like a kid was the perfect cure for cabin fever until it all turned to an icy mess and it was time once again to head back inside for a hot meal…

sunday snapshots

another cold day with the wind whipping the snow around a stay in your pajamas kind of day a day to drink lots of hot coffee and pour over the sunday paper and finish reading that novel and bake lemon blueberry bread and cry over this season’s final episode of Downton Abbey

finding love

in unexpected places HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE!