I thought I was so clever. Willpower cookies; what a great idea! Turns out a bunch of other people on the Web had the same genius idea.
I tried a few recipes and found them quite variable. Some make such a large cookie that they kind of miss the willpower wagon.… Read more
I confess: my childhood lacked religious education almost altogether. My parents came from different religious backgrounds, one Catholic, one Jewish, and neither of them gave a fig about religion. They were both medical professionals, considered themselves scientists, and felt they had chosen sides, science over religion.… Read more
Retirement is great. I’m really enjoying it. First of all, I HATE getting up early, and since all the early risers got up before me and set up the world ito suit themselves, work hours just never agreed with me. Now, I can set up my life so I don’t have to be ANYWHERE before noon.… Read more
Got carrots? Make biscotti!
I have to admit: I made these on a whim. I had carrots in my crisper that were no longer crisp.
I found a recipe (on allrecipes.com) for Carrot Pineapple Cake, made a few changes due to ingredient deficit, and ended up with a 9 X 13 inch unfrosted cake.… Read more
Okay, I’ll say it again, at the risk of redundancy: I love audiobooks. I’ve always been a reader, but audiobooks go it one better. They combine the best aspects of literature and theatre. Most of the people who narrate audiobooks are really excellent voice actors.… Read more
I’m talking iPad apps other than Mail and Safari and Calendar and Notes. Those are a given, and they come preinstalled, so it’s not like you have to make a decision (and aren’t decisions the worst?) Below are the ones I’ve chosen, and then actually used, unlike the dozens of other iPad apps that just sit there looking at me in that accusing way they have.… Read more
Yes, you can make your own bread! You can save lots of money and get a better product than any store can offer you. And it won’t take all day. In fact, it’s easy and relatively work-free.
I’ve made bread lots of times in my life.… Read more
It doesn’t snow much where I live. I know: Canada, the frozen north. But really, last year it snowed once, on Christmas Day, and melted in four hours. Typically, it snows a few inches and melts off in less than a week.… Read more
My son-in-law feels left out. I made my grand daughter, age 16 months, a knitted cotton bathrobe for Christmas, but it took forever and I didn’t have time to make anything for anyone else. And besides, I thought they were all a bit sick of getting scarves and sweaters and hats and mittens.… Read more
One of the most frightening parts of being a parent comes when you remember all the stupid things you did as a child and, especially, as a teenager. I can’t help but wonder how I survived. During the normal course of growing up, we all take chances that, in retrospect, seem daft.… Read more