The Concept of Free Time/ Ode to a Young Family

My husband and I had some neighbors over the other day, both retired, and at one point they asked me- "You're so busy! When do you get free time?" Now, we were cooking and doing some minor kitchen cleaning afterwards, juggling a mildly fussy baby (we would find out less than eight hours and a fairly …

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The Occasional Recipe Post: Italian Wedding Soup

You know, the only soup I’ve ever had at a wedding has been Menudo, but I dig the concept. And I forget exactly where I first read about Italian Wedding Soup, but I do remember why it piqued my interest. The article I was reading was written by some mother who mentioned this soup was …

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Newsflash- sometimes growing up is hard… I’m breaking new literary ground here, don’t I know it.

I remember a few years ago there was an impromptu reunion from my graduating class at Wurstfest (roll with me here- it's a sausage festival in my hometown. It's kinda a big deal round these parts). Now, I was there that evening because my husband and I had worked at my family's booth at the …

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Recipe Post: Penne Pasta with Wine Sauce and Sun-dried Tomatoes

And... another recipe post. These will automatically tell you that the paralysis of going too long without a post has set in and so I trot out the already created content as a way of knocking myself out of it. It's like my L Dopa. (Oliver Sacks reference there. Drink up.) And , as I've …

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