I have neglected writing a proper post here for some time. A lot has happened and changed in our lives since I last had a weekly or even monthly blogging rhythm. First, almost a year and a half ago we lost Bee, my husband’s mother (though she was Mom to me, too). I haven’t written… Continue reading Been a while // Where we’ve been
I’m up early this morning. Piper is asleep and Will is out on a walk enjoying some fresh air before it gets too hot. I haven’t written lately, though I’m eager to get back into a routine. Inspiration is coming from a lot of different places lately. A couple of weeks ago we baked two… Continue reading Cooking inspiration, lately.
We took the wagon to the park this morning. I packed two mason jars filled with homemade strawberry banana smoothies, and we set off through the neighborhood. Today is a beautiful day; although it is windy, warm beams of sunlight would sometimes rest upon our skin when we found a particularly open area outside. Once we… Continue reading An encounter at the park on a quiet morning.
Last weekend we drove to Apollo Beach in search of manatees. A Tampa Electric power plant right by the shore provides an unlikely refuge for the mammals during cold winter months. Warm salt water flows from the discharge canal and back into Tampa Bay, thereby attracting manatees to its source. We noticed the smoke stacks… Continue reading Manatees
Another dreamily quiet morning folding laundry as the sun plays peekaboo through the drifting clouds. My mind drifts, too. I have finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love, another travelogue, this one of the physical and personal kind. Liz, as she refers to herself in the book, begins her journey in Italy; I thought… Continue reading Books, thoughts, mornings.
Last night we ate herby polenta with pan seared Cremini mushrooms with lots of fresh thyme, rosemary, and oregano from our garden. We used Ottolenghi’s recipe from Plenty. This morning, we put the leftover polenta under the broiler and enjoyed a quick, hot breakfast. Also last night, I rinsed and soaked some chickpeas and fava… Continue reading Yesterday’s dinner, today’s lunch, and Memorable meals from Israel