“A Recipe for Mother’s Day or How to Remain an Enigma Well Beyond the Grave…”

♦ Whenever I asked my paternal grandmother if she would share her recipe for Bônet with me, a smile reminiscent of Mona Lisa would illuminate her face. In every other way, my grandmother was the epitome of generosity. I remember feeling frustrated by her vague descriptions of the ingredients and cooking method for this delicate … Continue reading “A Recipe for Mother’s Day or How to Remain an Enigma Well Beyond the Grave…”

“Tree Weeds” and Other Anomalies of Perception Not Easily Reconciled…

♦ We bought a house for the trees. A fact we now loathe to admit, since we have it on good authority that these trees are actually considered weeds. A few years after we moved in, we found ourselves blessed with a bumper crop of seedling pines.  I was so enthralled with the little darlings … Continue reading “Tree Weeds” and Other Anomalies of Perception Not Easily Reconciled…