Really not much to report here. Last week was quiet, and this week is pretty much the same. I did go for my annual mammogram today. Which is why this post is late getting put up. The morning was used up doing normal Monday things, and I had the appointment at lunchtime. Nothing unusual but … Continue reading A Week of, Well, Not Much
My rating: 4 of 5 starsEric Ripert is a well-known, Michelin-starred chef at one of New York's best restaurants, Le Bernardin. He grew up in the Andorra region of France, where his mother was an excellent cook, but insisted that the kitchen was no place for a boy. He adored his father and was devastated … Continue reading Friday Review: 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert
For those of us in the US, this past Thursday was Thanksgiving which, for many, marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. It's also been a bit of a controversial holiday lately for some, but I choose to think of it more as a day for family and gratitude. The actual history of the … Continue reading And So It Begins
We went to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra. They did "Christmas Eve and Other Stories." And let me tell you- it felt GOOOOD!!! to be at a live show again. Music is a lifelong love and with all the COVID shutdowns and tour cancelations that past couple … Continue reading We Went To A Live Concert Yesterday!
My rating: 3 of 5 starsI like food. I like to eat good food (perhaps a bit too much!). So, I generally enjoy reading the stories of the people who have worked their way through the difficult journey to professional chef. And if that chef happens to be woman, all the better, because the food … Continue reading Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton
Another week is in the books. Seems like they are speeding by now that we are approaching the last months of the year. The holidays are right around the corner. Thanksgiving is next week here in the US, and that is the official start to the Christmas season, although Christmas has been evident in stores … Continue reading This, That, and the Other Things
My rating: 4 of 5 starsThis is the second book in the Witcher series by Sapkowski, and once again, it is a collection of short stories. The longer novels begin with the next book in the series. There are six stories in this one, and like many collections, some are better than others. They draw … Continue reading Friday Review: Sword of Destiny (Witcher #2) by Andrzej Sapkowski
Sorry for the lack of post last Monday. The only excuse I have is that it was the start of NaNoWriMo and I didn't want to get behind on week one. As of the end of the week, I was about 39 words ahead of my personal schedule, so I was happy. No, 39 words … Continue reading And Just Like That, It’s November!
My rating: 4 of 5 starsAmanda is 23, gifted at mathematics, teaching at the local university, and living with her fiancé. She has an obsession with astronomy and what some call an overactive imagination. When she and her fiancé break up, she decides to move to a family cabin that she has loved her whole … Continue reading Friday Review: Sleepwalking Backwards by Catherine Zebrowski
Last night, I let the dog out for his last-of-the-night potty breaks. It was raining a bit, so I waited on the porch. He ran out into the yard and made a beeline for the fence at the top of the driveway. He was sniffing away at something and it was his "Ooh-I-found-something" and not … Continue reading Playing ‘Possum- For Realz