What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week: #28

Sunday, December 3 - Saturday, December 9   The Week in Re-setting My Library Book Pile: A couple times a year, I walk through the library (or scour "best of" lists) and pick up a pile of books "that look good." Then I take that pile home and give 'em a try, fully reading on… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #28

What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week: #27

Sunday, November 26 - Saturday, December 2   This Week In Catching My Breath: Which starts with last week. I crammed so much friend and family activity, plus cooking, plus working extra at my part-time retail job, the whole week blurred right by. It was wonderful. This week was action-packed, too. This week in New… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #27

Cooking, From the Green Recipe Box

From the Green Recipe Box: Chicken 1993

Every now and then I search for meal inspiration in my old green recipe box. In the pre-internet days I was an avid collector of recipes which I clipped and glued on index cards, or I hand-wrote the recipe onto the cards. I have several hundred recipes, most of which I don't make. But all of them sound good in… Continue reading From the Green Recipe Box: Chicken 1993

What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week: #26

Sunday, November 12 - Saturday, November 18   The Week in Eating Healthy: For one of my lunches this week I made an acorn squash stuffed with chard and white beans. The whole recipe is so show-offy. Like, "Look at me. I'm a healthy eater! Ain't I somethin'?" So I packed my VEGETARIAN lunch and headed… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #26

Musings, What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week: #25

Sunday, November 5 - Saturday, November 12   This Week in Water + Books = Bad: Via social media I learned that Whitaker Elementary School in my old neighborhood suffered a freak flash flood in its library. I didn't go to to Whitaker for elementary school (I went to the long-ago-torn-down-but-remembered-fondly Cottonwood Elementary), but Whitaker… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #25

What I Learned This Week

What I Learned This Week: #24

Sunday, October 29 - Saturday, November 4   The Week in Cat Museums: Maneki-Neko is a Japanese cultural icon known for bringing good luck. Literally translated to Beckoning Cat, a cat with an uplifted paw can be seen at the entrance of shops throughout Japan as a good luck Talisman. The Lucky Cat as it's popularly… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #24