Old Nonnie’s Minestrone

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I’ve finally bitten the bullet and asked my mother to cook with me for the blog. It’s not that she’s not a good cook. To the contrary, she’s an excellent cook. It’s just that it’s my mother and I wasn’t sure I wanted to boss her around in my kitchen and tell her how to cook and where to stand and how to measure … I jest to amuse myself. Those reasons were exactly what got me moving.

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New Year’s Eve in Spain with Harry Potter

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It’s been 148 years since I’ve had any desire to go out on the eve of the new year.  The combination of amateur hour, price-gouging, over-crowded rooms and bad food, not to mention the elusive NYE babysitter, have made staying in not only the better option but something I look forward to.  We get to visit another country (and this year have the added bonus of visiting an alternate world of witches and wizards) without leaving the house.  The end of 2013 saw BD, the fellas and I visiting Spain in the company of Harry Potter and gang.

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