Posts tagged “recipes

C is for Cookie

Posted on August 15, 2011

cookies

My daughter started first grade last week and as soon as she got on the bus I was hit by another wave of feelings about how big she’s getting and how quickly time flies. The umbilical cord is cut on a daily basis, it seems, and it still smarts every time it is snipped.

Get used to it, you say?

Oh I’m used to it. But that doesn’t mean it gets any easier to take.

I promised to make the kid chocolate chip cookies to celebrate her first day of a numbered grade. That’s what I said out loud at least. To myself (and to this blog, I suppose), I admitted

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Blueberry Hill

Posted on July 11, 2011


I went to my local farmers market recently and bought two cartons of fresh premium blueberries from Blueberry Ridge Orchard in Jackson, La. When you buy from a supermarket (which, let’s face it, I do), fruits and vegetables just lose a little something in their flavor and smell. But if you’re lucky enough to buy something that was freshly plucked from a vine, tree or plant, you’re in for a special treat.

How is this for a treat?
blueberriesOn a recent Saturday afternoon, these blueberries filled my car and my kitchen with their subtly sweet smell. Though I could have rinsed them and served them on cereal, over ice cream or mixed with other fruit, I decided to

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Signs of Life

Posted on July 11, 2011

Today my daughter informed me that you’re not supposed to run by the pool. We were not at the pool or running when she informed me. As a matter of fact, we were at home, sitting still.

But no matter!

You’re not supposed to run by the pool, she said, because you could slip and die. You’re also not supposed to run by the pool, she said, because the sign says so.

Which sign? I asked her.

“The sign with the running person covered by a red circle with a line through it,” she said. “That’s how you know you’re not supposed to do that. It is a rule.”

It is also common sense. But common sense, as we know, is not something we all have in common.

Which brings me to this sign:

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