Musings

The Big Apple

The Big Apple

Right before the holidays I was trying to figure out what to get the hubby so I called my cousin’s wife Kathy in New York.  She is my Go-to-Guru for kitchen appliances and cookbooks.  I was curious about a sous vide machine and knew she had […]

Milk and Cookies Anyone? (Peanut Butter Cookies)

Milk and Cookies Anyone? (Peanut Butter Cookies)

Lately I have been on a  peanut butter kick.   Slathered on apple wedges, chunks of banana, in celery to make it edible, or a pbj sandwich when I am off for a bike ride or at a regatta. It is eminently convenient, a great energy and […]

Apple a Day… (Apple Cake)

Apple a Day… (Apple Cake)

I walked outside the other day, the sunlight was a little different, not so bright, not so in your face. The light had taken on a warm orange hue.  Even if temperatures are high, it just doesn’t seem as hot, the day’s end is a […]

Parts Unknown & Sauces Unknown (Soy Sauce Noodles)

Parts Unknown & Sauces Unknown (Soy Sauce Noodles)

I am hooked on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. I just started watching it on Netflix.  It’s not just about food, everything is fair game; history, lifestyle (check out the Tokyo episode), politics, culture. If you have a chance watch the episode on Shanghai.  Shanghai has become the […]

Sure Thing Wings

Sure Thing Wings

Our original novice women’s group got together the other night. Four of us are still rowing but the others have since moved on to other sports or endeavors. I can’t imagine why, doesn’t everyone love getting up at the crack of dawn four days a […]

Done at Last, Done at Last, Thank God Almighty Done at Last

Done at Last, Done at Last, Thank God Almighty Done at Last

I hope you don’t think the title is blasphemous…but I am celebrating, yep, doing the happy dance. I finally finished Jamie’s Kimono quilt!  You may be thinking, okay, good for you. You don’t understand, I started it when Jamie was 2 years old and as some […]

So Easy Your Kids Could Make This.  Mine Can!

So Easy Your Kids Could Make This. Mine Can!

When I went off to college and moved into an apartment, I would call my Dad (he was the chef in our family) for advice on cooking.  “Dad, what kind of meat do I use for stir fries?  I learned the hard way that beef […]

Back by Popular Demand, Jamie!

Back by Popular Demand, Jamie!

Hi again! It’s me, Jamie, the favorite child.  Because my last blog post was such a hit, I assume, and because work is winding down, I’ve decided to write another guest blog.  I know, you’re welcome.  In case you forgot, which I highly doubt because […]

Alls Well that Ends Well

Alls Well that Ends Well

FINALLY, a resolution to the bicycle saga.  I picked up my bike this evening.  My words of wisdom is to advocate for yourself, don’t give in and frankly, it’s true, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.  At the low point of this odyssey I was told […]