Our summer days are just getting going. As teachers, we have the much-earned summer holiday, which along with the school-year holidays is the same length, in total, as in Germany when all weeks are counted; we just get them lumped into fewer time periods, like the summer months. In case you are wondering. Almost every … Continue reading On rooflines
The first thing one must know about me is that I love to go to the store. This is not to say that I love shopping, like, on a Saturday, spending 10 hours canvassing myriad stores for things that I would never had wanted in the first place if I hand't seen them. (But it … Continue reading The Pantry Dinner, or…on not wanting to go to the store.
Toward the tail-end of a most difficult week (but soooooo not finished) supervising teenagers for a community event this weekend, I stopped by the local Farm Co-Op for an event supply. We will set aside for now the fact that I actually live in a town with a Farm Co-Op. Three Mexican Restaurants. Four diners. … Continue reading The Zombie Chickeee…
Weeding is satisfying. Yes, I said it. Weeding is satisfying. Not weed, which probably is equally satisfying. But it's the joy of pulling those little fuckers out of the moist soil after the rainiest April ever (broke records) that is a moment to savor. Last year was the rainiest April, but it has been beaten … Continue reading Weeding is satisfying…
I love my friend, Alex. She is a math teacher, a mother of three, an amazing photographer, and now a designer of unique children's clothing and bonnets. So how does this connect to feminism? I've been reading, in the last couple of weeks, more on the women's rights movement of the 60s-90s. I great up … Continue reading We should all want this FEMINISM
During our week in Tuscany we feasted on caprese salads for breakfast and dinner because the Pomodoro tomatoes and basil were so gorgeous and plentiful in the stores--I mean, seriously, five times as much basil in a bunch as you would get here for a fraction of the cost of one bunch at the local … Continue reading A fun little summer caprese salad
First, I have to say that I am currently trying to fly under the radar with this whole being American thing right now. In fact, throughout our travels this summer EVERYONE with whom we spoke...and I mean EVERYONE. Literally. Every. Single. Person. And news broadcaster. And newspaper writer...EVERYONE expressed their sadness for us and shock … Continue reading Smoky Southwest Chipotle Nachos…in America