Move over s’mores, there’s a newer, more decadent, more fattening, more delicious version ready to take over the camping treat throne.
I’ve just returned from a camping vacation with (mostly) young men. You know the ones: hike all day, burn up thousands (if not millions) of calories, and then return to camp not only ravenous, but actually in caloric deficit enough to deserve a hugely sinful campfire treat.… Read more
One personal adjustment I had not anticipated having to make when I moved from the US to Canada was Thanksgiving. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October. Somewhat ironically, considering the part Native Americans play in the American myth of Thanksgiving and the role Columbus had in the ultimate destruction of that culture, in Canada we celebrate the gratitude holiday on the same weekend that Columbus Day is observed in the US.… Read more
This is the second in a series of recipes that make ONE decadent treat. Only one. How much damage can one do, after all? No need for actual willpower; the recipe takes care of that annoying nuisance.
The really good thing about this chocolate cupcake is it takes two minutes to make.… Read more
Recently, I had a somewhat painful, yet liberating experience. A good friend does de-cluttering as a business. I do computer support and consulting. She needed some help with her Mac and asked if I’d like to trade my skills for hers.… Read more
Dog treats can be amazingly expensive, but they are really not that hard to make. After searching on the web and trying a few recipes, I’ve found one that satisfies my dogs’ taste buds without taking an excessive amount of time to make.… Read more
I’m sixty-five this year. There, I’ve said it. I’ve never had a dancer’s body. Well, maybe when I was five. But sixty years later, not so much.
But I love to act and sing, which means musical theater is a natural for me.… Read more
It takes days to fill up my dishwasher, and I’d be out of dishes before it got full, so I wash my dishes by hand. It only takes a few minutes. I used to buy whichever dish soap was on sale.… Read more
Let me just say this up front: willpower and I are not good friends. See my post: Discipline, Yecchh! I took part in one of those group activities where the group leader says a word and you reply with the first word that comes into your head.… Read more
Fruit trees are a blessing, especially the ones in my yard that some thoughtful soul planted decades ago so they could provide way too much fruit for me every year. I have three apples, two pears and two French plums (this is beginning to sound like a Christmas carol).… Read more