I Can’t Say They Didn’t Warn Me.

One might think that someone who cooks for a living would be a kitchen gadget nut but I am not.  In my humble opinion there are only a few things you NEED in a kitchen.  Most of them are sharp knifes 🙂 While shopping the other day I decided to splurge and buy what I…

Death and Facebook

Unlike Myspace; I think it is safe to say that Facebook isn’t going anywhere.  The advent of this previously unprecedented way to stay in touch has made a huge impact on many parts of our society, for better or worse. When I started my account I did so for my dad.  My partner and I…

Spring A-Bread, Flour Back. Easter Bread.

After enjoying the new super moon/eclipse/equinox/Ostara day last Friday AND our tasty little chicken I thought it was time for some less gruesome kitchen activities. I love bread.  I think Dr. Atkins might be the devil incarnate but I have to admit when I follow his advice my butt shrinks.  Anyway… Bread. I LOVE BREAD.  I…

BAD DOG!!! “No Soup For YOU!”

Well, I went and jinxed it. After a few posts about how well behaved Isis has been and posting a survival skills article that included “knowing how to dress and butcher an animal.”  I have to admit; I was kind of asking for it. Like the raptors from Jurassic Park Isis has been systematically testing her fence…

Suspended Spring

Snow turns to rain but winter is unwilling to let its prisoners go, the bitting cold guilds the land. A new day shines forth. Morning sun hugs new-grown shoots and buds in silver light.

The Amazing Adventure Of The Underwear Wizard.

On our drive home, the boys and I started talking about a character the Little One invented during the week we were snowed in, the Underwear Wizard.  Things got out of hand (as all good stories do) and the next thing I knew; we were typing and illustrating a tale called The Amazing Adventure Of The…

I Am A Fool…

And that’s ok with me. In our modern age, “being a fool” carries a decidedly negative connotation.  We place high value on planning, goals, specific culturally defined aspirations and conformity to the norms. In tarot, The Fool is the first card of the major arcana and represents the antithesis of modern structure and goals.  He is blithe…

IT’S MELTING!

Today, I reveled in the sound of snow melt running off our roof through the open window. Three weeks ago I declared winter to be over and this afternoon I believed it.  I even saw ground on the side of the road. GROUND! Ground that had been uncovered by natural forces rather than mechanical means.  It is…

Ode To Honey.

After a family trip to the vet, I was overwhelmed by two polarizing emotions.  The first was payment shook at the almost five hundred dollar bill. This outrage was tempered by the knowledge that it was all the shots our four domestics should need this year (fingers crossed!) The second feeling was pride; everyone passed with…

This little Piggy…

This little piggy went to the market.  This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy rigged a jail break and got everyone out.