The Terrarium

This morning arrived early for me, 5:00 a.m. I was up and about, puttering, sitting at the kitchen table with my copy of the Five Roses Cookbook, just like my Granny’s. Auntie Mame and I were chatting yesterday about that cookbook, she began with it when she was nine years old, and carried on to… Continue reading The Terrarium

Sticker Shock and Turkey Dinner

Well, here we are at Mist Cottage, planning our first Thanksgiving Dinner as permanent residents. Today we will have the full feast, roast turkey, potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin squares for dessert. All this prepared on about two square feet of counter space. All of the food will come from our freezer or our garden.… Continue reading Sticker Shock and Turkey Dinner


It has been a very odd day. I woke early in the morning with a stomach ache. No accounting for it, I have no idea why it was happening. By mid morning it had dissipated. I hope it does not come back. Then, soon after that annoying little malady disappeared, another sprang up to take… Continue reading Headaches