Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

Smoked Salmon Havarti Toast

We made up a scrummy new dish at home tonight — it’s sourdough bread toasted and topped with melted Havarti cheese, Himalayan salt, and freshly smoked salmon from the farmers’ market. It was so good! Today’s #OneGoodThing was eating Smoked Salmon Havarti Toast with Mama! Day 217 of 365. And Day 948 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following…

Gorging on sweet green pluots

We returned to our local farmers’ market this morning, and discovered our favorite farmers there with sweet green pluots, smiles and hugs! Of course, we got a big bag of the gems, along with some nectarines. This variety isn’t the same as our obsession, the Emerald Beauts, but it is so yummy! Oh, how I love…

That Friday feeling…

Today’s #OneGoodThing was lighting Shabbat candles and singing the blessing with Mama! Shabbat shalom! Day 215 of 365. And Day 946 in a row (here’s the first 366 & the following 365)!  1 year ago today: Love enough to go around 2 years ago today: A new yummy snack What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments!

Rewatching a movie to see Venice

Mama and I have been missing Venice desperately. Unbeknownst to each other, we’ve each been reading books featuring Venice lately. Our home is a shrine of art and photos from our special trips, but it’s nearly five years since we’ve been. Homesick for the beautiful, magical city that brought Mama back to life after a…

A perfect routine

We have been watching this dance routine endlessly. Mama and I can’t get enough of Charity & Andres on NBC’s “World of Dance.” We didn’t know bodies could move like that, and we are blown away by the heart, soul, creativity, precision, power, strength, and musicality of these young dancers. They choreographed this beautiful piece,…

A gourmet day

“It’s like a gourmet restaurant,” Mama proclaimed today, after I brought her this dish of Caprese skewers, featuring luscious tomatoes from our garden and our favorite Balsamic vinegar. Please don’t misunderstand. Yesterday, we ate drive-thru burgers and frozen yogurt. Today we had a wee gastronomic adventure at home. I like to think of it as balance.…