Here at the dining table again, eating leftover potato soup out of my favorite chipped coffee cup from Haslam’s book store. Gave it a shot of Tabasco to liven things up. Some weeks whirl by faster than others; this seems to be one such week. I try to remember the best moments. Like yesterday, when… Continue reading Savoring the moments
We had the best visit with friends yesterday! Olga and Mollie came over for lunch and they came bearing delicious food in the form of Korean carrot salad and cucumber and cabbage slaw. Olga hand sliced these beautiful paper-thin pieces of cucumber — so thin that if you held one up to the light I… Continue reading Friends, and the promise of a walk.
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
July brings afternoon thunderstorms, fresh puddles for jumping, and shiny little galoshes for toddler feet. The 2nd of July brings joy and Shepherd’s pie and double chocolate birthday cake for my beloved. Cousins play on the 4th, tossing toys and drawing pictures and sneaking a rigorous tap or two on piano keys, while adults speak… Continue reading July notes during a rainstorm.
We are enjoying a gloriously rainy morning, complete with rolling clouds and claps of thunder. Holed up in the house, I spent the morning feeding Piper hot pancakes, scrambled eggs (from beautiful local hens), strawberry slices and orange juice. I’m in the mood for breakfast lately, and frequently indulging in long drawn out meals with… Continue reading Breakfast indulgences and garden notes on a rainy Thursday afternoon
Outside slow rain falls quietly from a blue-gray sky. Inside our baby sleeps warmly and I, too, curl up in bed with a worn book. For several months now, I have savored Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun. Some nights I will fall asleep with the book left open at my side, and others, as those… Continue reading Inspiration on a rainy day