Category Archives: Food

Tomato Sandwich

It’s the perfect summer sandwich, with the simplest of ingredients. Garden-fresh tomatoes, mayo, store-bought white bread. I had the first of many this week. You might be tempted to modify it, toast the bread, add ingredients like cheese, bacon, avocado, … Continue reading

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Easter

It started as a typical Easter weekend. There was a new outfit, frilly dress, white patent leather shoes, white gloves and flowered hat. The Sunday meal was planned. Good Friday was mysterious. For reasons not yet clear to us, we … Continue reading

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Breaking Fast

Cold breakfast cereal, gone soggy in milk. It was the family breakfast of choice; convenient, mostly economical, but never appealing. The one exception for me was Grape-Nuts, which contains no grapes or nuts. The name came from Charles William Post, … Continue reading

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Alligator on Fridays

Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese, with a side of stewed tomatoes. It was the meal of choice on Fridays in families who adhered to the Catholic tradition of meat abstinence. Where did this practice originate ? The information is not very … Continue reading

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Spamalot ???

With the utmost respect for all things Monty Python, this post asks a very different question. Since more than 90 % of the items in my spam folder are attached to one particular post, will the spammers go away if … Continue reading

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February Potato Salad

She brought the dish to every luncheon, picnic, potluck dinner. Gail’s potato salad was a huge hit, and made its way into the Welcome Wagon cookbook. Her secret was bacon. Is there really anything that is not made better by … Continue reading

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The Gift of Stress. How Lobsters Grow.

With very few words, this post and brief video has been viewed almost 1000 times, more than any other on this blog.  It might say something about the level of stress in ourselves, our families, our world.  Time for a … Continue reading

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