Tuesday, October 27, 2009
They say you can never go home again, but I sure felt at home this last week as I ate my mom’s chile rellenos and tamales. Mi mama es la mejor cocinera.
And it sure felt like home when I took my kids to Huntington Beach. How many hours did I spend there as a teenager worshiping the sun? (Remind me to feed Nathan more.)
It also felt like home seeing a layer of yummy brown smog blanket the Los Angeles valley. (Here we are at the Griffith Observatory.)
It also felt like home watching my mom teach Ilene how to make lemon meringue pie. I still crimp my pie crust edges just like she taught me.
Who says you can’t go home again--at least for 5 days at a time.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Alas, the crimson leaves are now falling with the temperatures and I find myself baking again and making stews and soups. Welcome fall.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Every year I write a blog about the end of summer. It’s pathetic really how I lament the end of heat each September. Yesterday Ilene had her last soccer game of the season and the temperature gauge in my care said it was 49 degrees. It was September 30th, depressing. However, it was also windy and I could barely watch the game while I shivered. Thanks goodness my friend Kelly (pictured here) brought a huge thermos of hot chocolate and was kind enough to share plenty with me. At least the mountains looked gorgeous in all their gold and red fall colors.