Who said sugar and spice is for girls?


Food

One night I watched little boy L playing with dishes in the bath. He held a toy cupcake tin in one hand, level, and with the other he carefully poured the smallest possible amount of water out of a teapot into each of the six holes. Then he set the teapot aside, chose a measuring cup, and […]

October 14, 2014

Mini hotdog buns


Food

So last week was no-grocery week and I decided to bake hotdog buns instead of buying them. I got out a jiffy recipe from a trusted cookbook and started measuring and rolling. In typical Shari-fashion I made them the day of the cookout so they’d be fresh, pinning everything on one effort without leaving myself […]

August 6, 2014

Summertime Cooking Swap – 2014


Food

Confession: This is definitely the week in the summer when everything goes downhill as far as planning, cooking, and general attitude. This is the week when I realize that I am accomplishing roughly half of what I intended, my garden is weedy again, and nobody knows any Spanish yet. This is the week when everyone […]

July 25, 2014

Iced coffee


Food

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon. We realized with a small shock we’re two-thirds of the way through summer vacation. How did that happen? Oh well. Pour out another round of iced coffee; we’ll need the boost before this is all over… Iced Coffee 2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1/4 to […]

July 19, 2014

Belizean Garnachios


Food

I have a new favorite recipe for Friday night supper: Belizean Garnachios. You may ask why I consider myself authorized to share a Belizean recipe from my quiet corner of northwestern Pennsylvania. I’ll tell you. Actually I don’t know. I was to Belize once, but I never even smelled the garnachios—so–obviously not nearly long enough. […]

June 12, 2014