RIP Nora Ephron

Yesterday we lost Nora Ephron and the world is a lesser place as a result. My daughter, an avid reader, had this posted on her Facebook page, so I am copying it here and saying “Rest In Peace, Nora.” You will be missed. “Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned … Continue reading

Cream Cheese and Olive Sandwiches

Summer arrives today with a vengeance! It’s going to be in the upper 90’s with a heat index in the low 100’s. Whew!!! With all that heat, want something nice and cool to eat for lunch, so my thoughts turn to Cream Cheese and Olive sandwiches. Not familiar with them? Wow, you are missing out … Continue reading

Company’s Coming !

Woo-Hoo! Getting excited to see my friend who’s coming up from Murfreesboro, TN to visit for a few days. She’s coming into Richmond, VA and I’m meeting her there. We’re planning to have lunch while we’re there and since neither her town nor mine affords us the opportunity to dive into Ethiopian cuisine, we’ve planned … Continue reading

Weighing in on “Meat Glue”

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “meat glue,” a substance used to bond one or more pieces of protein (meat, poultry or fish) together. Apparently the practice is widespread and the end consumer of the product(s) is rarely aware of the deception. Yes, that’s my take on the subject.

Bear Protection Needed

Yikes! Bears! Yep, I knew they were here in Central Virginia. And, yes, I knew that I was going to have to put up guards against them for the honeybee hives. We’ve made plans for keeping the trash in the garage. So, all bases covered, right? Nope… the compost bin!

Shake It Up, Baby !!

I had a chance to visit Moo Thru Creamery last night as I was returning home from a trip to Northern Virginia. As I sat there enjoying my mint chocolate ice cream, I reminisced about ice cream in general, and milkshakes in particular.