some spices soothe
- Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
- August 21
- earth motherf%*#er
- I've been told I'm fairly good
- enthusiastic bloviator, mom, fiber artist, corporate drone (for now), incredibly inconsistent in terms of production but write like I knit...so as to not go off the rails
MY RECENT POSTS
- How Watermelon Saved the Day
July 14, 2010 09:53AM
- These Five Words: Jill
McLaughlin's Open Call
March 02, 2010 05:09PM
- Two Scenes From a Strip Mall
December 01, 2009 03:12PM
- Foodie Tuesday Puerco Verde
November 24, 2009 12:02PM
- REAL Cornbread (Coyote's
Skilleteers Open Call)
November 10, 2009 03:04PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I almost never post or
comment here, but this moved
me to say
Brava! What brave
August 30, 2010 03:10PM
- “I am going to have to
try this...though it sounds
a joke! :)”
July 19, 2010 02:43PM
- “Maybe some lightly
steamed kale vs.
July 19, 2010 12:52PM
- “Mmmmm....watermelon and
SHRIMP? This, I have to try.
happen to have both
July 18, 2010 11:12PM
- “I'm loving the savory
recipes! Can't wait to try
July 18, 2010 01:18PM
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We love Washington, DC.
Since we're lucky enough to have friends who live there as well as family in Baltimore, we visit often, usually on the summer school break. We've become accustomed to slogging through the nasty humid boiling hot weather,… Read full post »
Kissing by the fire
Cloaks gape to the spitting rain
Your gaze, so far away
Scene 1 - Big Box Store
I was looking at sporting goods one Sunday afternoon. For once I'd left my son home with his dad and was enjoying a little alone time - pathetically enough, spending it in the aisles of cheap imported merchandise rather than at the library or coffeeshop, but… Read full post »
Might be useful for the turkey-hating carnivores, this week...here's a crockpot recipe with lots of room for improvisation.
There's nothing like a well seasoned iron skillet.
I'd dispense with every other pot and pan in my kitchen (except for my crockpot, possibly) as long as I could keep my smooth, perfectly preserved antique 10-inch iron skillet. I cook many different things in it - frittatas and tortas, of… Read full post »
The picture taking shape does not resemble the image on the box.
I turn a piece slowly, feeling the edge.
Does it deceive? Or hold a clue?
I turn it over. A picture there too.
So, I thought to myself, let me get this straight. We've known these people for a few months...we have a great time together...and suddenly they want to MARRY us? Really?
They hadn't been sending any signals that I could see. But, for a sexual omivore, I can be quite dense/…
We've had a hard time making friends here, on the whole.
My dearest mate and I come from the same farflung tribe of friends and lovers who shared similar worldviews, values, and life experiences, which can be summed up by: live weird, die weird, and leave a weird looking corpse, or… Read full post »
I've been reading OS for a long time now. Eventually I signed
up, because I wanted to be able to rate and comment on the stories
that most moved me (and there are many) but it felt cowardly to
jump in that way.
I've always been a reader, and a writer,… Read full post »