Thanksgiving Standard

Some years ago now my brother Bruce got two recipes from NPR for cranberry sauce.  That was his “specialty”…and though we haven’t shared Thanksgiving with them in quite a few years, this Garlicky Cranberry Chutney is a mainstay…this is Susan Stamberg’s favorite she says…originally from Madhur Jaffrey’s cookbook “East/West Menus for Family and Friends (Harper […]


When you stop to think about it there are so many things to be thankful for.  I could make a blog post with 300 images…but really this year it was simple.  Family…those that were with us and those that were far away…loved nonetheless.  But the ones that were with us made us laugh and laugh […]

The End of Fall

I haven’t been slacking exactly, except maybe for reporting things here… What a fall it has been…kind of a whirlwind of activity including birthdays… new studio, sewing, family, art, writing, house projects…THANKSGIVING! …a walking boy… family and feasts are good… and the END of the fall fix-up!  Yay!  On we go…  

Being Thankful

Being thankful is even more to the point on the day AFTER Thanksgiving, when one’s loved ones have departed leaving a warm glow…and a fridge full of delectables.  I can say this year it was underscored for me that my family is funny, good-looking, interesting and lively.  All were willing to try something different this […]