In The Kitchen Last week our kitchen was filled with nourishing meals like a garden kale, sweet potato and chickpea skillet, one pan caramelized Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion, and a quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash, chickpeas, parsley and currants. As the weekend approached, our meals became whatever we could throw together —… Continue reading Late January Notes
Jon Cohen’s book Harry’s Trees sometimes reads as predictable and sweet, while other times I find myself mulling over the story’s deeper themes long after I have put the book down for the night. Harry’s Trees is the story of Harry Crane, a recent widower who is stricken with guilt over his wife’s passing. It… Continue reading Thoughts on Jon Cohen’s Harry’s Trees
A week or two ago Rowan and I ventured out to the library and wandered the stacks in the children’s area. We have a decent collection of fairy tales that I like to browse whenever we visit, and it was while I was doing just so that my little one brought my attention to the… Continue reading Books, lately.
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
I have been enjoying the children’s books we have been bringing home from the local libraries as much as Piper has been. I wanted to share a few titles with you, so that you might enjoy them, too. By Roseanne Thong: Noodle Magic, Round Is a Mooncake, Round Is a Tortilla, and Red Is a… Continue reading A list of recent favorite children’s books.
Just a short walk from home someone has organized a Little Free Library outside — the kind that looks like a large birdhouse, but has a door and a couple of shelves lined with books to share. We stopped by the other day to check it out and I was delighted to find a few… Continue reading A gem from the Little Free Library down the road
Yesterday, while I swept the kitchen floor, I remembered an old story I studied in college. Sometime during my junior year, a friend whom I had gotten to know through an alternative healing class and our mutual interest in yoga gifted me his copy of Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ book Women Who Run With the Wolves, a… Continue reading Remembering the tale of Vasalisa the Wise