I enjoyed a St. Patrick’s Day meal with Dad, complete with a green votive candle holder for our table, all the green serving ware I could find (not much) and a menu that included corned beef, green Jell-o, and mint ice cream. We were well stuffed when we moved to the other end of Dad’s [...]
Hearth To Heart
Dad looked frazzled. He fumbled through his winter coat pockets, then his jacket underneath, then his pants – both sides. What was he hunting? “Can I help you find something?” I asked before I helped him into my van. “No, no. I’m OK.” He wasn’t ready to tell me what he was looking for so [...]
Looking for this week’s recipes, I ran across Geraldine Duncann’s beautiful Web site thequestingfeast.com. Described as “a Web site for and about food and drink and the people who enjoy them”, several of her offerings stand out as special, March appropriate dishes connected with St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland and the bit of folklore that goes [...]
“He’s riled!” I cautioned Kathie. She goaded our cat with her forearm. He lunged, wrapped his front legs around her arm and grabbed her wrist in his mouth. I was certain his teeth would draw blood, but she swore that in all their play times he never broke skin. I voiced that he needed a [...]
February is National Cherry Month. It’s a good time to remember the original George W’s birthday, his story about the cherry tree, and enjoy some cherries.
Leo Buscaglia was a cheerleader for life. “Life is a banquet,” he would say, quoting from the movie Auntie Mame, “and most poor fools are starving to death.” He was most closely associated with the topic of love and human relationships, emphasizing the value of positive human touch, especially hugs.
May the force (against mindless food consumption) be with us.
Most people these days settle for the texture of instant oatmeal. Made from convenient, premeasured pouches, even my dad accepts it as quick morning filler when it is a far cry from the old-fashioned oats he used to enjoy. That courser, chewier version is what I grew up with. Instead of popping single bowls in [...]
Things haven’t changed in some respects from some 40 years ago. We should use our Crock-Pots more often.
Several nights during our busy holidays, Kathie popped a frozen, self-rising pizza in the oven and we called it supper. We tried to balance things with salad and apple slices, but too many nights of this leaves me feeling guilty that our mealtime is neglected. In today’s busy world, providing healthy meals for a family [...]