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Someday, daughters, you might want the recipe.

Coconut Cream Pie

Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these months you’d like… …a recipe?* Spring evening with my husband and dear friends. Narcissus blooming tall in the big clay … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

Snapshot: Creamy Tomato Soup

  Today was cold and sunny. Lunch was hot, homemade tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. Such goodness took the sting out of spending the rest … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

Meyer Lemon Curd

The petite woman knocking gently on the door of ER bay 17 last Wednesday opened it slightly and poked her head through. “May I come in?” she said softly. Everyone … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Chicken Cutlets with Mustard-Cream Sauce

Wednesday afternoon. Last to-do: pick up some Chardonnay to serve with chicken cutlets, steamed rice, and broccoli. Kai the husky was riding shotgun, his preference any time a car door is … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Six-Minute Egg

Most of the year, clients pay my lawyer husband in the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories, i.e., the American dollar. That makes it convenient for … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Dogs of Cookbook Wall

Dogs dictate much of what I accomplish in a day. I can run errands for exactly as long as it takes the smallest canine bladder in my house to reach … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas Lights

  “What are you makin,’” the Home Depot employee said, “‘cuz I know you ain’t plumbin’.” Busted on Christmas Eve. Are there no middle-aged female plumbers in this land? Or were my … Continue reading

December 26, 2015 · 1 Comment