Field Notes, and a Brief History Lesson.

Today was one of those dazzling spring days that just beg you to walk around in the sun.  As I drove home from work this morning I knew I had to get out in it and I had the idea to try something that I’ve been wondering about for a while.  I had, until today,…

1920’s Royal

My favorite typewriter is a broken down beauty whose best years are far behind her.   My in-laws have graciously made space for this old thing in their house, and as soon as we move out of our current shoe-box apartment I’ll have her back. I bought this typewriter from eBay, and the seller assured…

1940’s Project

Day one in Florida and I’ve already been dragging the antique stores. For what it’s worth, Homer Helter’s Antique and Millitary Mall in Naples is great.  I wish I could go back!  I found two cookbooks and some buttons, and one of the cookbooks has a hidden gem that has given me an idea… Inside…

Home Cookin’

A few days ago my husband bought me a new cookbook.  He will live to regret this decision.  It was published in 1974 and I adore everything about it.  The photography is that particular, livid food photography of the decade and I don’t know if food has ever looked less edible.  It was a well-loved…