Category Archives: trip down memory lane

scandinavian tuna melt

looooong time readers (hi, mom!) may remember my brief mention of a family favorite recipe called a scandinavian sandwich wheel that we always made a few times each summer when i was growing up.  i still love that recipe, but … Continue reading

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movie monday: fishing with grandpa (with guest appearance by one cousin!)

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fashion chronicles: still trying to figure out how to pose “naturally”

oh readers.  apparently, not even the fantastic trent can avoid taking out-of-focus pictures of me every now and then.  perhaps the problem isn’t the photographers.  is it possible that i am occasionally actually out of focus?  someone tell me if … Continue reading

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old school happy stuff

somehow today i managed to take two photos for this blog and somehow i’ve managed to sit down at the computer to blog them.  woo hoo!  okay, this first photo was my lunch today.  when i was young, my sister … Continue reading

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a walk in the woods

although we live in the middle of the city, our home is near a nature preserve, so we have easy access to “the woods.”  we’ve been in this house for about 6 years and earlier this spring discovered (for the … Continue reading

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comfort food on a rainy day

today was a dreary rainy day and i wanted nothing more than to sit at home with my kitties and sew all day long.  but instead, i went to work, like a responsible person, and have spent the evening working … Continue reading

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remember those luscious apricots from the last post?  i couldn’t stop thinking about how good they’d taste with cream cheese on top of some sort of pastry, but i also couldn’t figure out what kind of pastry this combo reminded … Continue reading

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shhh…. a birthday gift for my nephew…

when my sister was younger, she was well-known for her love of the game “memory.”  you know, the one with little cardboard squares in pairs that you’d lay out and each person would take a turn flipping two tiles over, … Continue reading

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half or hole?

tonight, i made myself a peanut butter sandwich and my bread had a hole in the middle.  every time i get a piece of bread like this, i am instantly transported back to the kitchen of my childhood home, having … Continue reading

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english muffins with my grandma–a photo tutorial

over christmas break, i was lucky enough to get to spend half a day with my grandma on the way home.  she used to live all the way on the other side of the country, but she recently moved and … Continue reading

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