I learned to read at age three and have been frustrated that my child hasn't followed in my footsteps, in that regard--he's five-and-a-half, and although he's been acting like he's about to catch on to reading for a couple of years, he still only recognizes a few short words. Any day now, I expect him … Continue reading Quick Trick for Reading Readiness
It's Works-for-Me Wednesday, and I'm very busy at work today with not much time for writing, but I've been thinking about a simple thing here in my office that really works for me: I have a small digital clock-radio plugged into the same power-strip with my computer and monitor. At the end of the day, … Continue reading The Time-to-Go-Home Clock
I've tried many coleslaw recipes over the past 20 years but never managed to produce a batch of coleslaw that tasted quite right to me. Sure, I could eat a serving and enjoy it, but the typical cabbage is pretty big and makes a lot of coleslaw, and I never made any that I liked … Continue reading THE Coleslaw Recipe!
We live on a little side street just one block long, built in 1920 and paved with yellow bricks. Those same bricks have been there for 90 years. There are only a few spots patched with visibly newer bricks or concrete. In the eight years we've lived here, our street has had only one small … Continue reading Brick-Paved Street
This recipe is unusual among my tofu ideas: It's Chinese-flavored but contains no soy sauce, onion, or garlic! Its sweetness makes a nice contrast with something salty or spicy. Try it in a Tofu-Soba Supper (or over rice) with Salty String Beans. To make 5 servings, you will need: 10 oz. firm tofu 2 Tbsp. … Continue reading Tangy Honey-Apricot Tofu
For this Favorite Summer Recipes edition of Works-for-Me Wednesday, I've got a recipe that uses fresh green beans (plentiful in summer) and plenty of salt (good for replenishing sweaty people). It's my attempt to replicate the string beans served in many Chinese restaurants. I'm not giving specific measurements because I always just look at the … Continue reading Salty String Beans