Rhubarb syrup is a lovely shade of soft pink, even though the rhubarb stalks from my garden were mostly green. … read more
May 22nd, 2013 / Comments 1
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Along via Roma on the way for a coffee,
frescos created by time,
and a third.
March 13th, 2013 / Comments 0
Piazza Duomo from via Roma.
March 12th, 2013 / Comments 0
From our balcony.
Decoration above a window.
February 6th, 2013 / comments 2
They are a mainstay in Charles’ diet. He can resist chocolate cake, banana splits and candy bars but he has an undeniable gingersnap habit – every lunch ends with a gingersnap or two. So, when he reached into the blue and white cookie jar and found only a few gingery crumbs, I said that we could make a batch of gingersnaps rather than driving to the market to buy them. … read more
October 12th, 2012 / Comments 0
Is it just me, or has planning the menu for a dinner party become more complicated than coordinating colors and patterns for a crazy quilt?
In the 20th century, creating the menu for a dinner part was as simple as choosing a main dish, usually meat or chicken; a vegetable, anything green; something to pour sauce or gravy on, either potatoes, rice or noodles; and, something sweet to finish – a pie, a cake or something chocolate. Alas, those days are gone. … read more