My marriage - yes, he helps make it all possible...

I'm fortunate to have a good marriage...and an awesome witness!

A few lines by Susan Sarandon as Beverly Clark in Shall We Dance sums it up for me:                                                                         "We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness'."

Books ~ Novels, short stories, and books on the craft of writing:

Check out my Good Reads page for what I'm reading now, some books read and some on the never ending to-be read list! 

Recipes ~ a couple of my favorites include:

Abram's Breakfast Bread ~ We started making this when Abram was around 4 years old.  It was great fun to play with the dough and it's awesome on a cool fall morning, toasted and served with butter and jam.

Bowtie Pasta ~ The original recipe is from the Frugal Gourmet.  Abram chose this to make for Father's Day when he was quite young.  Steve, has gone along with the tradition of this meal even though he's not so keen on Brie!

Cointreau Crepe Cake ~ Found this in Gourmet magazine and although it sounds involved, it's actually quite easy and worth the effort.  Melts in the mouth and topped off our 25th wedding anniversary in style! And yes, this is really what it looks like...

Spatchcock Chicken ~ Don't know which I love more, the chicken or British food writer and cook, Nigella Lawson.  I was hooked when I saw her make this on her show, Nigella Bites. 

Spatcock chicken

Golden Egg Bagels ~ They're rustic, they're chewy and they're fabulous because you made them yourself.  I threw a handful of raisins into the dough for this batch. Yum!

Golden Egg Bagels

Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Doesn't everyone have a favorite recipe? Mine is the tried and true Tollhouse variety with one little twist.  Add a cup of tea and a good book and I'm lost for an hour.  Steve calls these my "sleep cookies"...puts him down for a nap nearly every time! 

Chocolate Chip Cookies 




Odd word...

Odd little word, miscellany.  My son Abram suggested it for this page.  It means:

 "A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works." 

So, although this page is not a collection of my writing, I've chosen to take liberty with the word as my place to park those aspects of my life that mix daily with my writing life.