Monthly Archives: July 2009

Buying Mom

When I was little my dad gave me a job working at his health food store. I think I was 11 when I started working. Basically, my job was to weigh and bag bulk dry goods, things like apricots, almonds … Continue reading

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Lunch: dried cherry and stilton salad

I don’t know what to call salads. Should I name it Smoove Talker Salad? That might be a better name. Okay, I’m going to do it! Aside from that, this was delicious and that’s the most important part. It’s what … Continue reading

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Lunch: tuna stir fry over pasta

This is what we had for lunch today. It was delicious. I used a bit of tuna tataki left over from last night’s supper but use what you have: chicken; tofu; walnuts; beef; lunch meat; whatever for protein. Ingredients (flexible): … Continue reading

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Secret Girlfriends

Mrs. G asked and I’m going to tell … my secret girlfriends are: Diane Lane Sophie Marceau Angelica Huston Louise Erdrich Possibly there are many more but these fabulous ladies are at the apex of my list of Secret Girlfriends.

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Lunch, picky eaters and corn-vs-potatoes

This is what I made for lunch. This is a typical lunch for our family. Normally our lunch service is around noon and I serve three people: Travis/17, Martina/7 and myself/get a life. We all eat the same thing. Together. … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake Ice Cream

Sounds good, eh? The recipe comes from The Smitten Kitchen’s Buttermilk Ice Cream recipe which I linked to in an earlier post, so the link above goes to her home page. I hope it’s okay to share her recipe here, … Continue reading

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Send In The Clowns

I’m not sure this picture does us credit. It’s too small and you can’t properly see how absolutely stupid we all look. Eli with her orange hair, me with that shirt and bright red (thin) lips, Mom…well look at her … Continue reading

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Beauty in Everyday Life

My life is beautiful. I know. The sky hangs up there, the color of borax and the sun is an aluminum pie plate so shiny it hurts my eyes. The puppy, Thunder, who almost died a month ago is glossy … Continue reading

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Old MacDonald

When Martina was about 3 she had some funny rituals which all centered around her … ah … bathroom activities. Going potty was obviously a pleasant activity for her, one during which her typical verbalizations included things like, “Mommy? I … Continue reading

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I got a migraine today. Had one last Wednesday, too. Is it Wednesdays? What’s changed? I work on Wednesdays, maybe that’s it. Is it stress? Seeing Elizabeth/Dad/Mark/Randall/Dad/Aunt Lucy/Billinda/Charles/Heath/Karen? (all relatives who work, as I do, in our family business). Have … Continue reading

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