Second-child syndrome

It was Otis's birthday last week and I completely let it go by without mentioning it here. So...happy belated birthday, Otie! Yes, that's a band-aid on his ear. He tangled with a thorn bush on an afternoon walk last week and, to hear Gil tell it, the whole thing looked like a horror show … Continue reading

Napistry

The boys stayed with friends while we were away last week, and I don't think they've forgiven us yet. They've been sulky and disinterested since Gil picked them up Friday afternoon, but at least they're sleeping well and will deign to accept treats from our backstabbing hands. Food post coming … Continue reading

Holiday Treats, Part the First

Hi, everyone. For the second year in a row, I'm afraid my schedule won't allow for an annual Advent Calendar. (For honestly annual Advent Calendars past, see the 2007 & 2008 installments.) Part of the craziness is just my day job, which always astounds me with its busy-ness -- you'd think … Continue reading

Sunday Dinner

Sometimes it's best just to keep things simple, especially when trick-or-treating starts before 4pm around here. Zuni roast chicken, mixed greens salad with parm & persimmon and sautéed mixed mushrooms. recipe (and doggie Halloween pics) after the jump … Continue reading