Have you noticed a change in the tone of public media lately? Several months in, after attending to each report, each analysis, and each prediction of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a collective yearning for something more. We know the challenge, and we are in it for the long haul, but to make the journey, … More “Refreshed.” It’s a great word, isn’t it?
There’s been a lot of buzz about recently-released, famous recipes. IKEA shared its Swedish meatball recipe, Disneyland released several of its park favorites, and Doubletree revealed its chocolate chip cookie recipe. Famous recipes always appeal. If we’ve enjoyed them before, we’re glad to make them ourselves. If we’ve not tried them, the very idea that … More Favorite Recipes of Famous People
“The world changes. Times change. People change. Habits change…” Preface to Whispering Pines by Clara Endicott Sears With more of us staying at home instead of going to work these days, daily schedules have dissolved. We don’t have to be dressed, fed, and out by 7:00. There’s no prescribed lunch hour at work or school, … More Dragging Days? Try a “Kettle Drum”
Are you tempted to make a book nook insert of your own? How do you imagine it? … More How Much Fun is a Book Nook?!
The weight of composition now lifted, the fun of Emilie Loring’s biography has returned. Bits of fascinating things keep bubbling up in my thoughts, so with snow on the ground outside and a steaming, Emilie Loring mug of extra-foamy latté at hand, let’s see what bubbles up today. This is the Park Theater in Boston. … More Fascinating Bubbles of History
Ahh, fall. The air chills, leaves turn gold, russet and crimson, and our gardens offer up their last. This year, my family has its first crop of Honeycrisp apples, all the more precious for their scarcity. Long before the apple-picking season arrives I search for odd baskets and hampers — the markets and ten cent … More Fall Recipes from Emilie Loring’s Kitchen
When I retired from college teaching, it was because I wanted to do more, not less. I heard the siren call of passions I’d kept on the sidelines and new interests I wanted to explore. When people asked what I was going to do, I said I wasn’t retiring, I was redirecting. With Emilie’s voice in … More “Redirection,” Not Retirement