Part two of three, I think. We'll see. (Updated, 10/31: Yes; three parts - though actually four. In any event, you'll find the final one here, if you're interested.) We'll take this one in what may seen reverse order, with cooking at the beginning. Then, in the middle, the main part. At the end will … Continue reading Generations, part two.
This has to come in two parts, I'm afraid, because instead of writing tonight I spent the evening in the kitchen with my daughter, talking about Marie of France. We were talking about books we liked, and I mentioned the book I'd just finished reading for my book group. "What was it about?" my daughter … Continue reading Generations, part one.
I have a friend who moved to back to Memphis a decade ago, after many years away. She rented a house instead of buying, unsure of how long she might stay. The neighborhood she choose was a “good” neighborhood by neighborhood standards, meaning it was relatively stable, a combination of starter homes and rentals that … Continue reading A story about parents.
Update at noon(ish) on Sunday: If you were here for the early, late night edition last night (even if you read it in the morning), and you came back to see if I added the promised update, then just scroll down to where you left off and you'll see it. See? I can make things … Continue reading A few things: September/October 2021
Sometimes, it's actually just about food. One of the things I realized on our wild mother-daughter trip was that I need to double down on getting my daughter to expand her food horizons. When she was little, I did a fairly good job of introducing new foods and tastes, and I always had the back-up … Continue reading Rigatoni with artichoke hearts and red onion.
Let’s keep this simple: Butternut squash is in season, as I’ve already mentioned. But perhaps you are not yet on team butternut squash and need another nudge. That hard-on-the-outside, uniquely shaped squash is one of my favorite things to cook. It strikes the perfect sweet-salty balance when prepared simply; it’s versatile; it’s good for you. … Continue reading Butternut.
Free write, with recipe links at the end: The weather turned completely, but not entirely without warning. The morning report, on the car radio, said the high for the day had occurred already, shortly past midnight. By nightfall it would be cold, with a chance of snow. It was a Saturday, our errand day. After … Continue reading The first cold night.
Here's a confession (though not really, because anyone who knows me already knows this is true, so there's no need to confess): I post recipe links as suggestions not directions. I use those recipes to get me started, but I rarely, if ever, follow any of them as written. Instead, I do my own thing. … Continue reading What I cooked instead.