Adieu, winter!

Getting to age 43 before you finally succumb to the bite of an ACE™ bandage fastener is somewhat gratifying. What was a little disappointing about the event: learning that there isn’t a sniglet for that nasty little object. “Fastener” doesn’t do it justice. The photo above (thank you, Jen R. for allowing me to copy it…

Winter fun in Hayward, Wisconsin

This past weekend included lots of snow, copious amounts of laughter and catching up with 10+ friends, a fair number of hours spent lounging in a comfy cabin watching snow accumulate, plenty of good food, more than enough beer and wine, a little reading, some good music, two hilarious snorting dogs, layer upon layer of…

Speedy sourdough

Home for the holidays; we are enjoying a white Christmas! Here’s the weekend menu: Saturday: Sourdough popovers Sunday: Mustard & Kenai-River Rubbed Salmon, Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds, baguette, Caves of Faribault Winter Blues Cheese Monday (Christmas eve): breakfast of corn pancakes, dinner will be Tourtière, salad, and Chocolate Mousseline Tuesday (Christmas morning): Sausage and…

Could you define the celebration?

The biggest snowstorm in two years happened yesterday. Those of us who like to ski can laugh about that stat: last year was not a good snow year. There were several reasons that I came to Minnesota in 1987, and snow on my doorstep was one of the big ones. I LOVE IT. So it’s…

A flake.

In my 20’s, most of my work holidays were taken up with travels, with the rugby team. Now, they keep sneaking up on me – I feel like I repeatedly miss an opportunity to take a trip, whether to see family, or to just see something I haven’t seen before. The beauty of two recent…