My mother gave me this serving dish a few years ago; it came from her grandmother, and we don't know much about the origins of the bowl. It's old-fashioned and I use it for serving appetizer-style foods: mixed nuts, crudites and dips. Last night, I used it to serve a little antipasti: salami, olives, brushetta, and mozzarella with our risotto and asparagus supper. My friends C and N are with us this week and last night N and I agreed that a bowl like this is guaranteed to have treats. No one ever brings this bowl to the table filled with 4 healthy snacks. At best, you might set it out with veggies in two sections and dip in the other two. That the dish has been on tables in my family for over 60 years is part of its charm. I'll bet it has some stories to tell.
I am grateful that Robert Mueller is on the job because I have grown weary of the bully-in-chief. He’s bad for the world and worse than that for our nation. I like to read (I just finished Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven), garden, cook, and talk.
I love… holiday plans, Mason jars, twinkling lights, the smell of piney branches, a good book, Christmas ribbon, holiday cooking, cheery plaid skirts, the smooth feel of velvet, advent calendars, spiced cider, a steamy mug of tea on a cold night, soft nightgowns, a good book, address labels, morning coffee, cashmere sweaters, the smell of cedar, time to write, and the tired feel of a good workout.