Waste Not, Want Not (And Yes, A Beautiful Mediterranean Salad)

“Waste not, want not” is a very old proverb, but its moral is as relevant today as it was five hundred years ago. Also, this is a moderately long post, so if you want the salad recipe, just scroll to the bottom – it’s lovely. If you are in the mood for me talking about food waste, how it’s bad (lots of people go hungry), … Continue reading Waste Not, Want Not (And Yes, A Beautiful Mediterranean Salad)

Sun On The Snow: Moving Update

It has been roughly a month since the big moving day into our house, and we are only maybe about halfway unpacked. The reasons for that are many, and most of them are not that interesting (catching a cold, holidays, things which inevitably needed to be fixed, some more renovations after we moved in because library hadn’t been finished before we did, etc.). Instead of … Continue reading Sun On The Snow: Moving Update

Once More, With Feeling

This will be short, mostly because it’s written between gulping coffee, and having to get dressed, and prepare for the arrival of the moving company’s packing crew by packing as much as I can before they get here.  It is, in fact, less ridiculous than it sounds, as I’ve been doing packing up and hauling of things to the new house for weeks using our … Continue reading Once More, With Feeling

Little House in Telemark

…And then it occurred to us that no matter how we wiggle our stuff around, the apartment is a bit too small to fit all our things (though I do not put it down – it would have been awesome 20 years ago when we were students and had less books/cookware/large wool winter coats), and maybe we should buy a house.  And since it was the house-buying season (summer! pretty and warm! come see houses and gardens!), and we had a car so we could easily drive around, we went looking.  And found one we really liked.  So we did.  Say hello to the Little House in Telemark. Continue reading Little House in Telemark