The one in which the refrigerator dies and we have to go out for Mexican food…

There never is a good time for an appliance to fail. In this house, we've replaced the dishwasher (my first husband helped my current husband install it), the stove/range (I stupidly bought the exact same model of the one that failed after only a few years, not realizing it until a colleague said, "Well, that … Continue reading The one in which the refrigerator dies and we have to go out for Mexican food…

Talking about Flammkuchen Part Deux and Some of Life’s Thorny Moments and Green Bean Salad w. Pine Nuts & Goat Chs. AND…Frankie & Grace (or Grace and Frankie)

Last night I learned some very difficult news. Like I can't even betray the difficulty of that moment by uttering that there even was a difficult moment. So, there it is. And there it was. And my heart hurts for that person. It has been with these thoughts, all day, that I "enjoyed" my Friday, which I … Continue reading Talking about Flammkuchen Part Deux and Some of Life’s Thorny Moments and Green Bean Salad w. Pine Nuts & Goat Chs. AND…Frankie & Grace (or Grace and Frankie)

Frankie and Grace and Flammkuchen

Sometimes, on a Monday night when the rain successfully (and between you and me, thankfully) has prevented progress on the exterior trim painting, and the seasons haven't enthusiastically shifted from water-from-the-sky to crispy-yellow-sun, you might say to yourself, "I have no clue what to make for dinner." Yep. I never thought I would reach this point, where … Continue reading Frankie and Grace and Flammkuchen