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Retirement

It’s easy to shine when you’re surrounded by stars… And that, boys and girls, sums up my almost 17 years at Trader Joe’s. They made it easy. Until the last day. Thursday, before opening, we were listening to showtunes when One Day More ...

What to do with all the China

Uncle Tommy – husband of Aunt Dolores of Rum Ball fame – was a Trainmaster for the Southern Pacific Railroad back in the glory days of rail travel. As such, he had the opportunity to buy or otherwise procure unclaimed and damaged freight and baggag...

California Dreamin’

Yes, we did. We rented a convertible. Fire engine red. It’s fun to be in your ’60s. One ...

Dixie Chicks, Chocolate, and What If…

Last summer we learned that The Dixie Chicks were going to be touring – and they had a show pl...

Birthday on the Boardwak

I think the last time we were at the Jersey Shore was a couple of years before Hurricane Sandy. Ou...

Mom’s Cook Books

We’re heading off to San Francisco on Friday. I had rather hoped to have my cook book project...

Blushing Tomato Bread

I’ve been working on reworking my mom’s cook books into something a bit more user-friend...

Christmas Traditions – Russian-Style

Many years ago, I got a plastic tray from my Uncle Gene who had lived in Hawai’i for many yea...

Risotto and a Fun Shopping Trip

Cool plate, eh?!? It’s one of 8 we bought today, along with 8 salad plates of a complimentary...

A New Look

The fun thing about dabbling in web design is coming up with new ideas. The bad thing about dabblin...

Birthday Beef Stew

We always get to choose what we want for our birthday dinner, and Cybil is no exception. 11 years ag...

Sicily 2014

  After less than 24 hours here, I’ve already figured out I’ll never be able to bl...

Birthdays and Mother’s Day

Today was Victor’s Mom’s Birthday. I remember the Mom’ Birthday/Mother’s Da...

Catching Up

You’d think we had stopped eating around here! I’ve been pretty busy migrating websites...