Not quite, but it feels that way. This year was another "first" for me. One of those bad "firsts". This was the first Christmas where I'm the only one of my immediate family (Father, Mother, brothers, me) still here. People say that time heals wounds and makes hurts go away. I don't think so. I… Continue reading Falling off the end of the earth
And yesterday they took over my body and dragged it to the gym at 0700. And did you know that the Pod People have mass? Why yes they do, and when you get on the scale at said gym, they make you weigh more than you actually do. Also, they think it's a good idea… Continue reading The Pod People are Here
It's an exciting day here chez Maeve…we have a guest post and recipe from the lovely Morvena (actually it's my first time having a guest recipe, er post that is, and I'm sort of preening all over the place – that's some form of pride or what have you, but I don't actually care at… Continue reading Guest Recipe from Morvena (YAY!)
Just now..... Me: Iseult, you have an advanced case of garmentus eruptus on your dresser. Iseult: I know. Me: When are you going to put your clothes away? Iseult: I'll get to it Mama Me: I really can't comprehend how you can stand to have your stuff in such a disorganized state. Iseult: I am… Continue reading Laundry discussion with Iseult Part 100 – In which I expess dismay at the lack of progress
I subscribe a vast number of cooking blogs. That little "ding" my phone makes every five minutes - yeah - it's another "come read all about this awesome thing I just cooked or baked or served or whatever!" I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by it all, possibly even resentful in an envious sort of way. … Continue reading Can one suffer from cooking blog burnout?
You knew it was just a rhetorical question, right? I baked these…. These are a variation on a coffee cake my mother made from her Joy of Cooking, 1964 Edition. “Quick Rich Moist Coffeecake” was one of the more coveted treats in my childhood. It really is all that the name implies, but the… Continue reading Oh No – The whole milk I bought specifically for baking is about to expire! Whatever shall I do?
These are the cookies I make every year – and they’re also the ones my mother made. I’ll post pictures later on as I bake them, but figured if anyone (Morvena, I’m looking at you LOL) was looking for some tried and true recipes, here they are! Ethel’s Sugar Cookies (the recipe name, not my… Continue reading Maeve’s Childhood Christmas Cookie Recipes