I do not like doing the dishes, and sometimes I feel like it’s all I do. I am a notoriously lousy housekeeper, but I do try to keep the kitchen clean and orderly. As a result of my time away I’ve been doing very little cooking, but still, there are piles of them and as […]

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I had two moms, though not in the Heather Has Two Mommies kind of way, mine were serial. I know there are plenty of people with two moms, for a variety of reasons, in a variety of families, and with a variety of stories. This is the Mothers’ Day story of my two moms.  I’m […]

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Last week was a tough one, but as the week drew to a close I found some satisfaction and comfort in an unexpected place. I started my week on the 6:40 a.m.Amtrak to New York City and ended Friday on the 3:30 train back home from Washington DC a little worse for wear. It was a […]

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  • May 9, 2017 - 8:54 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Here’s to a better week this week Nancy, plenty of sunshine, and comfort foods of your desire to finish it all out!ReplyCancel

Fermentation isn’t just for veggies, fermentation for breakfast can be a tasty treat. When I was a kid my mom used to make beer waffles. I don’t know where she found the recipe; this was long before one Google search could out thousands of recipes at your fingertips. Many of the recipes she relied on […]

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I’m writing this Sunday night and dinner tonight was a failure because I was too tired to get it right and my daughter was too tired to care about it. I was away all week training for my new job and spent about eight hours each day standing in a tiny kitchen learning to assemble food […]

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  • April 24, 2017 - 7:44 am

    Peggy Gilbey McMackin - Nancy, Wishing you a much improved week ahead, and Rachel too!ReplyCancel

  • April 24, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Lisa @ The Meaning of Me - I totally get this. I feel insulted when one of my go-to meals doesn’t go-to. And it is usually due to tired, sick, or just in the wrong mindset to cook (that’s a thing for me). And on the larger issues, yeah, me too. We all have days that things just don’t happen the way we want, days when we feel like we’re failing at all of it (today…me). Reminding yourself that you have more successes than failures is a good thing – yay you! Hang in there…tomorrow (today?) is indeed another day, Scarlett.ReplyCancel

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