Tea and TV

Yesterday, I posted this picture to my Facebook page as a tip of the hat to the series finale of The Mentalist, which ended its seven season run this week. If you are a fan of the show, you know that Patrick Jane’s ever-present cup of tea was as fundamental to the development of his character as was his nemesis […]

Chinese Takeout Chicken

Ever since I added this Swiss Steak recipe to our rotation, I have been dying to experiment with the sauce-yielding-technique it uses. What kept coming to me when I made the steak was, “This would make an amazing base for Chinese food.” So I toyed around with the ingredients and flavors, and I think I […]

Someone on a mom’s internet group I’m in once said that the most challenging part of being a parent for her was no longer having control over how she spends her time and energy. While the day-to-day is filled with many micro-challenges, on the macro-level, I don’t think truer words have ever been spoken. Each […]

Remembering B

My friend C lost her dad yesterday morning. C was one of the first girls I met when I moved to the town where I grew up. I met her in kindergarten and we lived in the same neighborhood. We spent a lot of time at each other’s houses. We were friends all the way […]