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Holiday Ruminations

Holiday Ruminations

I wish you all a Merry Christmas (or holiday of your choice) and a happy and healthy New Year. And of course I hope you will enjoy some truly delicious meals with your family and friends this time of year. A shared meal should be so much more than just the food on the table; … Continue reading


I take my father to my brother and sister-in-law’s for Christmas Eve, so am putting up a couple photos from a past year.  They set a beautiful table without fail (the tree is gorgeous too). The second photo (right) is my brother’s seared tuna loin.  It is just amazing, so rich that you could swear you … Continue reading

Cookie Haul

My first ever cookie exhange.   I tentatively show up with my Earl Grey Chocolate Shortbread Coins and Mexican Crackle Cookies (both from “The Art & Soul of Baking”).  Would I measure up?  Whew, mine disappeared off the trays and into our tins, right along with everyone else’s.  Humiliation averted, I scurried home with my haul, … Continue reading