Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain

Ten Tables

It’s been two weeks since I started working remotely and trying to stay home as much as possible. It feels like two years. I hope you are all staying safe, social distancing, and disinfecting things like it was your full-time job. If you work for an essential business, THANK YOU. It’s not nearly enough, but […]

apple cranberry pie

Pi Day

As you know, Pi Day (3/14) was last Sunday. In light of, oh, the pandemic going on, I thought that some pie would be a good distraction for a few minutes. Just our luck, there’s a pie shop called Drive-By Pies a short drive from our apartment. We headed over around lunchtime. We got one […]

birthday cake

10th Anniversary Raffle!

I realized the other day that last month was the 10th anniversary of this blog. I started it on January 1, 2010. Over the past 10 years, I have done 429 new things for my birthday list. Starting this blog was one of the items. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my experiences here. […]

crockpot on kitchen counter

Cooking with a Crockpot

My mom gave me a crockpot a few years ago that she had never used. I finally got around to using it. One Sunday when we were planning to be home for hours, I pulled a random recipe for chicken and veggies off a website and away we went. I love the ease of it. […]

Tom's charcoal toothpaste

Adventures in Charcoal Toothpaste

It seems like every type of toiletry has a charcoal option these days. Even toothpaste. Allen shivered when I showed him the Tom’s charcoal toothpaste that I bought. But I was not afraid to put charcoal in my mouth, because I have eaten charcoal ice cream before (and kind of liked it). And I’ve also […]