Monthly Archives: October 2010

All Grown Up

A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg was lent to me by my friend Andie. Since I trust her judgement, I read it. I fell in love with Molly after 1 paragraph. Was totally besotted after the first chapter. I thought: … Continue reading

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Satisfying Weekend

Reading and eating = relaxing. First rate dinner with friends on Saturday; the company was fun and interesting, the food was superb (and I didn’t have to do anything!) — even the water was extra special! And I was lent … Continue reading

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Olives (James Beard Award Winner) by Rosenblum

More of a travelogue — or tastealogue — than a culinary history, it’s yummy descriptions of yummy scenery and mouth-watering descriptions of tasty (and occasionally not so tasty) olive oils around the world are a feast for the mind’s eye … Continue reading

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Starvation Lake, Bryan Gruley, 2009

First Novel! I do love Aunt Agatha’s first in a series table. I’ve found more wonderful mysteries there over the years (along with a few real clunkers.) This hockey lover’s book could have a subtitle: “Status Assignments are Impervious to … Continue reading

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Is it an age thing?

After re-reading the first book in the Reacher series, I realized that my experiment of reading a series out of order simply wasn’t going to work. It’s too too … something. I just have to do them sequentially. I think … Continue reading

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Cook’s Tip

Used my Fiskars rose pruner to trim my green beans. Faster and less wasteful than bunching them up and cutting with a knife. http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-9921-Softouch-Micro-Tip-Pruning/dp/B00004SD76

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