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Mushrooms Are In

Several months ago, I read an article in the NY Times stating that mushroom-themed d├ęcor was in again. YAY! That means my kitchen backsplash is now trendy! I was really worried about my dated kitchen.(Not.) And that enamel cookware my parents bought me back in the 70s? I can start using it again! Yes, the […]

Wisdom from My Dad

My dad died a little over a year ago. COVID was the final thief, but there were other elements at play, too. He was a few months short of his 91st birthday. He’d had a good life. His widow, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren miss him a lot. He was one of those people who always […]

Nothing In the House to Eat

My husband seems to panic on the weekends when there is no leftover pizza in the fridge. “But what will we have for dinner?” After several decades of marriage, he should know better. I believe in my pantry and my freezer. Here’s the list of dinner options I gave him on Saturday. Please note: these […]

My Sense of Scents

I was lucky that COVID didn’t mess with my nose. Or tastebuds. But one thing I’ve noticed over the past several years is that there are scents I cannot smell–even pre-COVID. Peonies are a great example. I love peonies. After we bought our house one late February (still winter in upstate NY), exploring the grounds […]

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