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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

I enjoy reading in Cooks Illustrated and Cooks Country about how they try dozens of iterations of a recipe to get it just right. pon further reflection, I downgraded yesterday’s Coney Dog attempt to 2 stars. The biggest variable was which bottled chili sauce to try as the base. That could go on for a long time and …

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Carla usually does a girls weekend a couple of times a year: once for Bunco and once with her sisters. This time it was sister time in Ashland for the Shakespeare festival. They also met up with Carla’s best friend from high school, Judy. With her out of the house I thought I’d try something …

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July 1, 2014 Today we had a 470 mile trip through New Mexico and Northern Arizona. Our end-of-day destination was my uncle and aunt’s house in Cottonwood, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Flagstaff. We planned two intermediate stops: The Petrified Forest National Park east of Holbrok, Arizona and then Winslow for a late lunch. …

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