Ramblings & Writing, Weekend Coffee Share

Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share. If we were having coffee together, I would quickly tell you that my kids and grandkids will be arriving within a very short week. SO excited. I have been checking off shopping, decorating, cooking, and to-do lists. There is still so much to do. It is going to be a… Continue reading Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Ramblings & Writing

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, My Everyone. The day dawn crisp and very cold with light winds--a perfect scenario for Thanksgiving Day. I am up early picking up where I left off last night in prepping the big meal. Love this holiday. It is all about gathering around the table with people I love, enjoying favorite foods, and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2018

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Weekend Coffee Share 9/15/18

Good Morning, Everyone If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the wedding in New Jersey was lovely. I had so much fun with extended family that included sisters, a brother, cousins, aunts, uncles, and parents. We usually do enjoy these gatherings- weddings, anniversaries and big birthday bashes. Even funerals give us an… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share 9/15/18

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Weddings at #Weekend Coffee Share-June 23, 2018

Weddings Good Morning, Everyone. If we were having coffee together, I would tell you, WHEW, what a whirlwind these last two weeks had been. The quick news includes loving Tuesday nights crewing on the all-girl  Nellie Bly, school ending, and that our Herreshoff catboat is almost ready for launch. I had a little accident involving… Continue reading Weddings at #Weekend Coffee Share-June 23, 2018

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

N is for Nuts

N got tricky. I had a hard time coming up with a food memory that began with N. Perhaps I was starting to feel fatigued with this Blogging A to Z Challenge. I was prying open pistachio shells pondering the work it takes to get to the meat of a nut. Ah—I was taken back… Continue reading N is for Nuts

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

L Is For Lobster

My best lobster story was during my first pregnancy. I was the first one pregnant in my friend circle. No one knew what to expect from a pregnant friend, so I got to make up a few demands—err cravings. At that time, two of my good friends were scuba diving regularly around the old shipwrecks… Continue reading L Is For Lobster

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

K is For Kidneys

Do you remember the Meat Boycott of 1973? It was primarily organized by women’s groups protesting the rising cost of food.  Meat, in particular, had skyrocketed along with oil and gasoline prices. In the metropolitan New York and suburban Long Island areas there were a number of rallies and protests. The boycott was scheduled for a… Continue reading K is For Kidneys

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

E is for Easter Bread

Every year, for as long as I can remember, Mom baked Easter bread. The loaves were perfectly braided and shone with a glossy finish.  As they baked, the house filled with home sweet home aromas heralding spring. Mom never cooked or baked small. There were five kids, a husband, and an extended family. She had… Continue reading E is for Easter Bread

Blogging A-Z April 2018 Challenge

B is for Blowfish

B is For Blowfish             Do you remember blowfish? They use to be abundant in the Great South Bay on the south shore of Long Island. They were everywhere—along the piers, in the seaweed grassland, and in a million secrete fishing holes. Blowfishing was an easy way to get kids fishing. My dad would fasten… Continue reading B is for Blowfish

Yesterday's Stories

Craving The Adults’ Table

Sunday dinners were sacred.  Family congregated to Grandma’s Brooklyn house on East 5th Street after church. Her brother’s family lived downstairs, and she lived in the upstairs flat. Grandma already had the sauce simmering, vegetables sliced and meat seasoned. I believed women got special dispensation from the burden of mortal sin by missing Sunday’s Mass.… Continue reading Craving The Adults’ Table