One Silver Lining

…and we are discovering there are more! Mid-afternoon “Mega-walks”, and what we are discovering along the way. Although we have lived right here betwixt the neighborhood (s) Phinney-Greenwood-Crown Hill for over 20 years, we have been encountering so many new lovely people, homes and flora as we take the 2-3 pm Dog Walk wherever the …

Intermission… Saturday night fridge clean out, pre-movie (“Knives Out”, we gave it an 8 😉)

Gotta deal with a few potatoes…🥔🥔🥔 We thought a nice gratin would be nice, but Imogene is avoiding dairy. Jacques Pepin offers a recipe with onions and chicken stock, with fresh thyme. Watch it bubble… We paired that up with some leftover marinated chicken breasts, a veg, and this loooooovely Negroni. Well, I made that …

A Fish Fixer during days of Corona

Someone wanted a salad.  Dad had some frozen salmon.  Vinaigrette?!?  Yeah we can do that… Just need a few “special ingredients” to get us through a difficult day.  These days are so up and down, the seclusion and semi-isolation beginning to grind at us. Long days require staring at screens for hours… We need nice …

Vancouver, B.C. – 3 more college visits, then home!

Ohmigosh I am just spinning.  But here comes our last trip together, crammed in the car one last time – with the dog. We are off to eat Vancouver; I mean visit three more colleges in 1.5 days to finish off our summer excursions! We first see Emily Carr University of the Arts, then the …

15 Days in Motion – July ’19

Hawaii to Portland to NYC… So….. we decided it would be The Summer of Recovery for our lovely Maribeth, but also for the whole family as we pass through a very difficult season of learning, sorrow, endurance and patience. So as food and the sharing of it has been a binding factor helping us move …

July 18: I’ll cook, You talk

I think my wife’s most redeeming quality is her gift for inclusion. Ever since I met her, I have noticed how she is absolutely unafraid to ask people the most important questions, ones that most people don’t ask; the difficult ones. She is genuine, honest and, to a point, blunt. I could not get away …