Tag Archives: winter

Baking ugly, and tasting pretty: chocolate truffle tartlets

This post could have been titled: Mommy, that tart dough just doesn’t love you. Once again, when given the task of making tart dough from Dorie’s instructions, my first attempt failed — and my second attempt worked, and tasted chocolatey … Continue reading

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Snow covered in snow

A red berry bush covered in snow. Monkey Man has been reading Maisy’s Snowy Christmas Eve, and my favorite line in the book explains that on the journey to find the stuck Eddie, the friends find, “Snow covered in snow.” … Continue reading

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“February” by Margaret Atwood

Winter. Time to eat fat and watch hockey. In the pewter mornings, the cat, a black fur sausage with yellow Houdini eyes, jumps up on the bed and tries to get onto my head. It’s his way of telling whether … Continue reading

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Christmas at dusk

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Too much of a good thing?

We lost power the night of the thundersnow, February 1st. We snuggled under the blankets and listened to the transistor radio detailing the troubles of  the lost souls, and cars, on Lake Shore Drive.  It was warm enough and we … Continue reading

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Snow day?

  While Chicago and most of the midwest is hunkering down in preparation for “snowmageddon,” my school is preparing teachers, parents, and students for business as usual. The blizzard alert for Chicago on  The Weather Channel emphatically warns people not … Continue reading

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