Archive for the 'General Missives' Category

Isn’t it Rice to Hear from You?

This summer in Ohio has been hot with a capital H. Some very good things have happened – spending time with my parents and seeing the excellent adults into which my children are slowly and not so slowly growing. Some not so happy things have happened as well and at the top of this list [...]

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Another Kind of Sloppy

I know it has been too long, but other things have been taking control of my world. Teaching my darling students, the play, and speech season took its toll on my time. The Saint and the helper monkeys required me as well. The zombie marmots have also wanted me. Imagine that! Since summer started, I [...]

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Cheers to the Local Butcher

If you have spent any time buying meat lately, you will have noticed that the cost of everything is going up.  My father, a butcher all his life, and I have discussed this in detail.  Poor cuts of meat or good cuts… it all costs a great deal more than it did a year ago.  [...]

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When a recipe is more….

When does a recipe become more than a list of ingredients?  I think I found this out over the weekend.  It has a back story so please be patient. When I was nine years old, the property next to my parents’ farm was sold to a couple with two boys.  Gloriosity and Sockman turned out [...]

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Something Owed, Again

Ohio is hotter than Ohio should be in June on the longest day of the year.  It is over 90 degrees for the second day in a row.  For all of you who don’t live in Northeast Ohio – yes, yes we are terribly spoiled.  Don’t judge me.   I owe someone my Taco Seasoning [...]

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