hoods, get ’em while they’re fresh

I’m giddy. You know why? Because the first “Hood Strawberry” signs have started popping up. Heck, I’ve even received emails heralding their celebrated, sweet arrival, which means local berry season has arrived. Continue reading


jury duty, so i’ll write about rosemary french toast

rosemary french toastI’m sitting, waiting to be called in for jury duty. The room is pretty quiet, except for Flea Market Flip droning on the big screen TV at the front of the room. Some people are watching aimlessly, others reading books or skimming random stuff on their phones, at least until we have to turn them off. Continue reading

tonight: shepherd’s pie

tonight: shepherd's pieAll weekend long I planned to fix Shepherd’s Pie; first for dinner on Saturday. When time got away and it was 8:00 pm, take-out was a better option.

So, I pledged to serve it for Sunday supper. It didn’t happen. I blame the later – very filling – lunch of tomato soup and sandwiches grilled up with cheddar, Swiss and broccoli slaw. I simply didn’t want anything else. Continue reading