Taste of London: British Invasion, Day 6

[UPDATE:  I started this, like, a month and a half ago, and I kept meaning to circle back, but sleep as been in short supply basically ever since we got back, and no sleep means no energy means no focus means no posts.  In fact, this is the fourth time I’ve updated the “Update.”  It’s not(…)

Fiddling While Rome Burns (Or How I Feel About Writing Silly Blog Posts Right Now)

Sigh.  Does anyone else feel like this has just sort of been a shit year?  I mean, not necessarily for you personally (although more on that later from me), but just in general?  Like, so much, SO MUCH, awful crap happened this year, and as a result, I’ve been having trouble finding my usual snarky,(…)

Culinary Classes: Cooking with Maddie

You all already know that Maddie likes to eat–always has and, I assume, always will.  Moreover, she’s got a decent palate, for a five-year-old, and she’s pretty good at picking out ingredients by smell.  Being a big Top Chef fan, Jon has already decided that she’s going to be a world-class, celebrity chef.  I’m also(…)

Stopster Thanksgivingmas: Starting Your Own Traditions

Stopster Thanksgivingmas: Starting Your Own Traditions

For the last year or so, I’ve begun to feel like my little family is really hitting its stride, so to speak.  There haven’t been any major interruptions of the moving or pregnancy or new baby varieties, and it sort of seems as if we’re settling into being “The Stopsters.”*  With this feeling of entrenched-ness,(…)