Monthly Archives: July 2017

In The Chips

Call me Mrs. Fields. Or Famous Amos or the Burny Brothers. That’s because since May of 2016 I have been in the cookie business. The chocolate chip cookie business to be exact. For over a year now, I have made … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Chocolate chip cookies, Cooking | 4 Comments

Kiddie Chic

That’s Natasha and Nick chez nous circa 1985, I’m guessing.  They’re gussied up for a Christmas party we threw that year. I dug out this old photograph because I remember Natasha’s party dress.  It came from Cerutti in New York … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood | 4 Comments

Trivial Pursuit

If I may direct your attention to the 1979 entry on the right Dear Readers, you will see the name “Ellen Ross” written below the title “Willie Nelson Stardusters.” This is my listing on the roster of Hall of Famers … Continue reading

Posted in pop culture, Trivia, Trivia Bowl | 13 Comments

No Cheval

…So a couple of weeks ago my son Nick sent me this list. Top 100 Hamburgers in the United States. He emailed it to me because he knows that I’m bananas for burgers.  I’m pretty sure that my last meal- … Continue reading

Posted in Au Cheval, Chicago, food, Hamburgers, Restaurants, Small Cheval | 20 Comments