Happy Birthday, Johanna!

You missed being a tax deduction for 19xx by one day! I think there are ten candles on this cake. Would have been the first one for you in Cambridge. Happy birthday tomorrow! Advertisements

Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood, Florida is mid-way between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. We were there for a couple of days visiting Rob’s mother, Cora. It has different demographics than other Florida vacation destinations! Made me feel like I was not the oldest person in the room, as is often the case other places we go. The weather was … Continue reading

Go Mustangs! Cadie is #12

A few days with the grandkids.  This was school vacation week in Massachusetts, so we were able to see Malcolm and Cadie for an over-nite, and Milo for breakfast several days. Coming soon…Malcolm’s first movie! It is in post-production now. He used my camera and did the shots around the house…actors included Cadie, Milo, Grampy … Continue reading

Dylan and Bartender History in Boston

“Cocktail Creationists”????  Oh, well. Probably goes with the “Bartender’s Bible.” Would not have been my first choice for a literary reference, but all PR is good PR.

Remember last year at this time?

French horn in action!

Milo is trying out the “tuba” (a.k.a. french horn) he got for Christmas.

Chilli Story….and yes the spelling is ok

This is a longer story than I usually write, but it is a good one. I was making chili last weekend for a football play-off game…seemed right. We have different super bowl menu which has traditionally been a gumbo we call “The Neville Brother’s Seafood Gumbo” only because we like their music. In the old … Continue reading

The Girls from Boris Color Lab, 25 years later

Here we are, 25 years after working together at Boris Color Labs on Landsdowne Street across the street from Fenway Park and down the street from the WBCN studios. That was in the early 80s. Still looking’ pretty good! Moira, Cathy, me and Cheryl were toasting Cathy’s completion of her MFA last night!

As long as the topic is food based…let’s add some beer connections

Beer may be in Erik and Dylan’s heritage. My grandmother’s family owned a large brewery in Springfield, IL which was established in 1849. A distant cousin, George Reisch, has been the chief brewmeister for Anheuser-Busch. Here is a link to more information about the brewery and several family members who loved to tell stories.  

Old news is better than no news!

Just came across this blog post…I know it is two years old, but I had not seen it before. Fast forward to the end of 2011, and here is Erik’s connection to the Mozza cookbook.