Monthly Archives: August 2011

Too Many Cooks?

Jonathan and I had our dear friends Jade and Jennifer over last Monday night.  (We made real Italian cannelloni, but that’s another recipe for another blog post.)  We got all the food ready, sat down at the table, poured all … Continue reading

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Begone, Bedraggled Teflon Pan!

My Teflon pan — I think it may have been the second one since Jonathan and I got married in 2009 — bit the dust a few weeks ago.  I was observing black flecks in my delicious melting butter, and … Continue reading

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Southern Style Chicken Salad

I up-and-decided to make chicken salad the other day.  I had never done it before. And I hate the kind of chicken salad that has grapes in it (that’s like dessert chicken or something).  So if you also like yours … Continue reading

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Corningware: The “Bestest” Dish in the Kitchen

When I was helping to muck out a house after Hurricane Katrina, I was digging with a shovel in the back bedroom — opposite end of the house from the kitchen — when I heard a clink somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Art Applied to Everyday Life

I’ve never liked sitting through concerts. I get antsy, fidgety, and bored.  Neither do I particularly like going through, say, a photography exhibit.  I enjoy a few pictures, but then I get distracted.  Art, just as art, is only mildly … Continue reading

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Meet My Good Friends, Parsley & Basil!

I’ve come to the conclusion that, if you have a window that you can even possibly use, you need some herbs.  Fresh herbs are delightful, but entirely too expensive at the grocery store.  An entire living plant can be had … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Antique is the Fairest of Them All!)

The other day, we were visiting a distant cousin who had several very nice antique pieces. Let me clarify; some formerly very nice antique pieces. “This buffet belonged to my great grandfather. We refinished it and replaced the mirror.” (Whereupon … Continue reading

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