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Every Mug Tells a Story

Because sometimes, inspiration is in the upper left cabinet above the sink. 1. In 1993 we registered for twelve blue-and-white coffee cups from William-Sonoma. We received a gift box with eleven blue-striped cups and, like an ugly duckling, one with a stripe of green. Green Stripe always sat in the back, used only for a [...]

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Josie was supposed to be scooping blondie batter out of a glass bowl and into a waiting pan. She handled my blue spatula like a lazy rake, pushing batter forward, up and out one glop at a time. I clasped hands and tried patience, but the spatula dripped and she moved on to licking her [...]

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We spend inordinate amounts of time in our kitchen. Since I’m the only one who really cooks, what’s everyone else doing? Well, first there’s Josie, frequently staring in the fridge, giving me a half-second eyebrow before swigging milk from the bottle. Greg shuffles envelopes, crunches salty almonds, or pours coffee while I circle the island. [...]

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Historically, only a chosen few have great ideas that come to fruition.  A nameless few had the same idea, but left it hanging on the tree. Has this happened to you? It’s happened to me – and more than once. Think of it this way: some people have a date with destiny. I catch destiny [...]

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The Simmer Till Done planning committee – that’s me – is on a special-project work break, so please enjoy these posts from the past, especially if they’re new to you. My apologies for the old words, but thanks so much for coming by – back with fresh ones soon!* This Monday rerun is from just [...]

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