Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I was having one of those sort of days, you know the kind were you start feeling a bit sorry for yourself, when I noticed these puffball mushrooms in the corner of my yard. Seeing them abruptly brought my self pitying to an end and even put a smile on my face.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gorgeous Cookbooks

I can't say that I have just one favorite movie. I have a list of about 10 movies I will call my absolute favorite depending on my mood. One of these is  A Room With A View. Like an old friend, it never fails to lift my spirits on a bad day  Last week while perusing the cooking section in a used bookstore I came across this treasure, Ismail Merchant's Florence: Filming and Feasting in Tuscany. Cast and crew members of the film share their memories of Merchant's fantastic meals cooked during the filming. 70 of his recipes are included.  I am suitably inspired and impressed.