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My Cinnamon Addiction

I’m not my own master. At certain times of year, I’m beset by seasonal addictions. Like so many of you, I turn to cinnamon as autumn approaches. Friends drool over pumpkin spice– which, I’ll note, is predominately cinnamon– but which is also over used in so many prepackaged pumpkin foods that leave an artificial aftertaste….

Diddley Jam   

I may not know diddley, but I do know a little Bo Diddley. And he could jam. How much influence did Bo Diddley have on Rock and Roll? Well, he was part of the Chess Records artists back in the day– the Chicago blues hub– along with Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry. Their sound had…

May 30th- National Mint Julep Day

And there was much rejoicing. It’s National Mint Julep Day, and I don’t mind if I do! Crisp, clean, refreshing– there’s everything to love about a mint julep when the temperature is toasty. And this week, the temperature has been toasty-plus and the cicadas are singing. I think a julep is well in order. A…

Up Close, In Color

I can’t tell you how hungry I am for COLOR. Of the so very many things I missed in this year of pandemic cloistering, the vibrancy of color was near the top of the list! Color is joy and movement and travel. Color is life writ large. Today, I offer you this photo snapped on…

Cake for Breakfast

Was there ever a person more deserving of sainthood than the person who first thought up coffee cake? Really, this is pure genius. Take a simple snack cake and replace the word “snack” with “coffee.” Voila! You now have a cake that is acceptable to eat for breakfast. Vanquished are the voices that say “Cake…

Easter Traditions

Happy Easter morning! I hope that this morning greets you with a sense of hope and renewal, whatever your traditions and beliefs. I’m waking slowly with a cup of coffee and some excellent hot cross buns. Once everyone in the house is up and dressed, we’ll be attending (virtually) an Easter service from Greyfriar’s Kirk…

What the White Queen Said . . .

I’d like to clarify up front that this is not a blog about jam. Well, not exactly a blog about jam. Will we be eating jam and making jam? Yes, sometimes. Will we be jamming? You betcha. Will we be getting into jams and out of jams? Most assuredly! So, you see, this is a…


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