Derailing best laid plans
Blog Life Lessons

Derailing The Best-Laid Plans

I am married to an obsessive-compulsive vacation planner. He is unable to go on a trip without making plans for the next one. I’ve tried to get him to relax, but that’s how he’s wired. As we sat in an airport bar last January…

September 1, 2017
Canning Recipes Sauces

Blueberry Habañero Hot Sauce

If you’re new to canning, keep it simple and stick with fruits. At least, that’s what my friend Kati Brown tells me. Even so, Kati’s Blueberry Habanero Hot Sauce requires a bit of education on canning how-to’s in order to pull off. But there…

September 1, 2017
Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Shrimp
Main Dishes Pasta Recipes Sauces

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Shrimp

Red peppers are sweet all by themselves but charring the skin and removing it eliminates its bitterness, leaving only sweet intensity. Whirl the skinned peppers together with onion, garlic and basil and sauté shrimp to pull it all together for a creamy, easy sauce. Shrimp…

September 1, 2017
Fireflies Allow Running With Scissors
Blog Brainstorms

Fireflies Allow Running With Scissors

I have a sister who is very wise, wiser than her years, perhaps. She’s younger than me, but knows a lot when it comes to common sense. In her wisdom, she only makes suggestions about two things. The first is to remind me to…

August 4, 2017