After a freezing start to the weekend at the soccer field, things heated up on Monday, especially on the deck, after Joe repaired our smoker that has had a defective part for at least a year. He’s been hoping that smoker would get itself fixed so we could make some tasty smoked meat, but those… Read More
Archives for May 2013
I don’t know whether I like the top or the bottom of these bars better. Hmm, tart, lemon filling on top, or crunchy shortbread on the bottom? I guess this one won’t be deconstructed.
I really didn’t plan on tackling a big cleaning project over this holiday weekend. But, sometimes, cleaning projects just reach out and tackle you. It was the refrigerator, it quite literally reached out and demanded attention every time we opened the door. There was something, somewhere rotting in it and no matter how much I… Read More
The calendar says it’s Memorial Day weekend, but what I really want is this nice bowl of stracciatella soup from my Mother’s Day dinner, not hamburgers. How about you? Oh well, have a great weekend even if the sunshine refuses to appear!
It’s the season when vegetables inspire. For example, I had no idea what I’d do with these baby artichokes when I saw them on sale at Whole Foods, but I knew that I had to have them. The weather turns warm and, suddenly, I find myself craving green things. Not just adding them to our… Read More
Did you ever think about how a lettuce leaf must feel when it’s plucked from the garden? I could almost hear these leaves screaming as I gleefully picked each one from my new container garden.
I’ve been told never to speak in hashtags – because it’s just not cool to do that. On the other hand, at my age, there’s no hope that I can be called cool, so why not try? In my initial experiments on Instagram (follow me at DonnaVit) I’ve been told by Louisa that to gain… Read More
This was the second weekend for our township farmer’s market and I’ve happily purchased produce for the week there each Saturday. I mentioned earlier in the year that I didn’t have a close enough CSA to join one this year, so I was going to source my produce locally at the farmer’s market and in… Read More
To her credit, my mom still likes to try new things. When we were growing up, she worked recipes into the weekly rotation that she found in magazines and newspapers, unlike many of the other moms I knew who said that Monday is meatloaf, Tuesday is chicken, Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti night, you get the… Read More
After my special Mother’s Day breakfast, we visited my mom and dad and all of us went out to dinner at one of their favorite Italian restaurants. Deciding to go a little crazy in honor of the day, I ordered one of the specials. Normally in an Italian restaurant I’d order one of my tried and… Read More