A Winter’s Miscellany

Lauds and Libations, sorta I used to call this blog feature Lauds and Libations, to talk about what I was consuming, media-wise, and what I consuming, beverage-wise. However, after a brief period of NO LONGER BREASTFEEDING GIMME ALL THE BEERS AND THE WINES, I’ve stopped drinking. So this sporadic blog feature may continue in the non-alcoholic … More A Winter’s Miscellany

Lauds and Libs, the Snowed-In Edition

LAUDS Poirot. All of the Poirot. Okay, not all of it — only the David Suchet series. For some reason, I found Poirot extremely calming background noise for nursing (and now feeding) Baby E. That bumbling Hastings! That saucy Miss Lemon! That excessively groomed mustache! And the “mysterious” saxophone theme song with its trippy visuals: Baby … More Lauds and Libs, the Snowed-In Edition

Lauds and libs, the long-awaited version

Libations Actually I haven’t had any really noteworthy drinks since getting pregnant, but at Thanksgiving I really enjoyed me some Martinelli’s sparkling apple-pomegrante juice. Lauds A. and I watched A Face in the Crowd recently. I highly recommend it, particularly since given our isolated location these days, our TV channels are limited to a couple of network … More Lauds and libs, the long-awaited version

Bock, bock, bock: Lauds and libs for Easter

Yes, it’s a belated Easter edition of Laudations and Libations! Consume at your own risk. LAUDS 1. Against all better judgment and amid the protests of my battle-hardened gall bladder, I decided to make these: Homemade Cadbury Creme Eggs from Not Without Salt Yes, they are disgusting…ly amazing. Let me tell you they’re very, very different … More Bock, bock, bock: Lauds and libs for Easter

Lauds and Libs, the South Dakota edition

Yes, that’s right, it’s time for a regional Laudings and Libations. Here are some things I’ve seen and enjoyed in the beautiful far-flung land of western South Dakota. Winter barbecues Fahrenheit 32 doesn’t scare these folks. The smell is heavenly, especially on a cold November night. Good beer! In other words, microbrews! Yes, the trend … More Lauds and Libs, the South Dakota edition