Christmas 2019

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Now that the kids are older, Christmas has lost a little of its luster. No wide-eyed boys waking us up at 5 am. No ripping through wrapping paper to discover toys. No losing interest in a gift after a week. No staying up late to assemble something on Christmas eve. No chasing around to find […]

The Lame Cook Recipes

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Moira Kalman had a recent cartoon where one of the lines was, ‘glug together some mushrooms’. That’s about the extent of my cooking. I always say my culinary claim to fame is that no one ever died at my table. Yet. So here’s a recipe you might like if you don’t consider yourself a cook. […]


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I’m on vacay from family and staying for ten days with good friends in Oslo in their fantastic home. So far, I’ve slept a ton, taken a long hike, eaten too much cheese, drunk a lot of wine and felt the weight of responsibility drop from my shoulders. It’s amazing how renewing a journey can […]

My new website!

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I’m so excited to have my new website up and running. It was built by Steamy I think she did a great job. If you’re in the market for a new site, check her out. See you here again soon. Annette

Things I’d like to share with you

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I’m excited to finally finish my book, Kissing the Kavalier. It’s based on the opera, Arabella, by composer Richard Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hoffmansthal. To some extent, this is the opera Strauss and Hoffmansthal originally had in mind. Arabella was the main character in the first draft of the libretto when, while dressing […]