Welcome Home Soup

It was a difficult journey home,  and Florida greeted us with old friends – mosquitoes, fire ants,  a thunderstorm, and a hurricane.  We had had trouble with a misunderstanding at the airport.  I thought Ethan had checked the Teenager’s bag beforehand, and we didn’t have enough money to check it when we got there and…

Spiced Rice With Fresh Turmeric

Sunday was just about the most awful day possible, beginning very early with a leak in the kitchen roof. All morning I did chores outside in the almost freezing rain, and in the afternoon Mirin and I had to clear brush from the road so we could get a hay delivery to the cows back…

Turmeric-Coconut soup with Calamondins

These are the cold, cold days of January when the fronts come through in the pattern of hot and sticky, silver chilly rain, and then the glittering mornings laced with frost.  The rain has already come through, which is why it hardly ever snows, though it is cold enough to. It leaves a damp, chilly…

An Irreverent Ramen

Looking back over the past twelve months, this year has been a difficult year. I think if I had known it would be so fraught with peril, I would have wanted to just give up and stay in bed for all of 2018. It started right out with two long-time friends being so horrible to…