Monthly Archives: March 2013

WORDS FROM A.A. MILNE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND A VISIT FROM AND OLD FRIEND

“IF EVER THERE IS A TOMORROW WHEN WE’RE NOT TOGETHER…THERE IS SOMETHING YOU MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER.  YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU BELIEVE, STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM, AND SMARTER THAN YOU THINK.  BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS, EVEN IF WE’RE … Continue reading

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MANDARIN AIGRE DOUX and ANOTHER GIARDINIERA IN THE EMPTY NEST

This week we made mandarin aigre doux and another giardiniera.  It was a good week for us because we learned a lot about canning and cooking.  Three pounds of mandarins does not seem like much in the colander.  But once you … Continue reading

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FRESHMAN YEAR

Much has been written about taking the kids to college.  The goodbyes, the empty nest, the homesickness.  We have cried.  They have cried.  We have cried some more. Now what?  They are freshmen.  We expect them to make new friends, … Continue reading

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TWO NEW BOOKS FIND HOMES IN THE EMPTY NEST

For Christmas, Sandy received a copy of Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home.  We are admirers of Thomas Keller.  He seems to be a quiet and thoughtful man.  He is more a statesman of his craft and in his community … Continue reading

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