what to do…

with all those tomatoes! my refrigerator is full of them fresh from the gardens of friends and neighbors one of my favorite ways to use them up is to roast them and throw them on pasta easy, peasy!     I marinate my cherry tomatoes in olive oil with a spash of balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, a sprinkle of kosher salt and black pepper. I…

in denial

                                   Monday, August 3, 1987 7:51 am after being in labor for 36 hours he finally arrived he took his first step at 1 year and 1 day his first words were mama, dada, uh-oh and go car his first little friend was named Jake he loved to…

taking it to the streets

it seems that my son Andy and some friends from the Opera Orchestra have formed a string quartet and last night, on a night off from the theater, they took their music to the streets of Cape Cod Woods Hole and downtown Falmouth they played for fun but soon discovered that their instrument cases were filling up with $$$ which of course was an…

summer eats

  this summer has brought a change of pace especially in the kitchen I love to cook but during these hot months… not so much although I do occasionally bake a dessert or two and since there are just 2 of us at home now suppers here lately consist of small plates and lots of fruit and veggies my new favorite is grilled bok choy marinated in herb…

hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard it in the chillest land— And on the strangest Sea— Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb—of…