Wildness and mayhem. (dinner plan, week of july 29)

After eight weeks of family eating free-for-all and suspension of nightly bedtimes, we are heading back to the world of routines, schedules and reminders.  As the time between school years draws to a close, these are the lists I'll be tucking into a folder full of mementos that one day might populate a scrapbook (or … Continue reading Wildness and mayhem. (dinner plan, week of july 29)

The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)

Yes, I know the joke: there are two types of people in the world, those who believe there are two types of people in the world and those who don't. I am mostly the former with just a bit of the latter. That's how we marketing people are, at least according to all the sales … Continue reading The two types of cooks. (food, week of 7.8.13)

Splendid tables. (weekly menu 5.20.13)

Cruising by the sale table at the Booksellers at Laurelwood several weeks ago, I snagged the book Table Style, by Liz Benton.  The method to my impulse-buying madness was to turn a nightly chore (setting the table) into a fun project.  That evening I handed the book to my daughter and told her she could … Continue reading Splendid tables. (weekly menu 5.20.13)