Category: family

The joys and sorrows visited upon us by our parents, partners, and children–and everyone else in between

The Kitchen Table

The important point here is that the kitchen was a proper size for a throne from where she ruled her house until widowed and her children had acquired kitchens of their own.

A Most Auspicious Night

Among the activities: Hugs, screams, reports on missed events, survival skills.

Despite It All

The meal will go a long way to restore spirits and some equilibrium. And I will chant Everything is fine! fine! FINE!!!

St. Patrick’s Day Shenanigans

The one thing I’ll ask of you is to eat more soda bread than get stupefying drunk

The Ant’s Story

M.F.K. Fisher’s advice on stockpiling: Probably the best way to stock your shelf is to buy two cans of vegetables and so forth when you only need one, if your local rationings [modern revision: if available] allows it. Make a list of what you would like to have, and gradually accumulate it, if you can afford it….whiskey and a good stable wine.”

A Ham Bone and Some Beans

After the week we’ve had, it seems horrifically ironic that I planned the soup days before.

4 A.M. Black Forest Cherry Cheesecake

This takes me to 3:42 a.m. It’s not that I can not sleep, it’s that I can not stay asleep.

Six Ways to Find Joy During the Holidays

This year’s holiday season is anything but normal. Despite this, with some effort, we can still celebrate and discover ways to find joy, hope and connection.

Mugs Full of Comfort and Joy

There are presents to wrap, blessings to add to the family’s current list. The first of many warm holiday winter drinks wait to be brewed.

Baking With Lisa! Christmas Cookies Part 1

This is a preview of tomorrow’s post. I hope you come back to read the full account of the fun Lisa and I had baking a lot more cookies.