Tag Archives: Washington

Mixed Grill, Chemtrails over the Midcoast?, and a great Bloody Mary

A sampling of offbeat and funny moments on the road, a spooky sky over the Midcoast with contrails going every whichaway, and a perfectly healthy and delicious Bloody Mary recipe.

Perfect pea soup — some Downeast directions, and crazy-*ss “coincidences”

A delicious pea soup recipe, Margaret checks in with memories of Theo Blake giving directions to out-of-state drivers, and two completely off-the-wall, crazy-making coincidences in my life that make you wonder if they’re *just* a coincidence. The jury’s still out…

Tuscan Lamb with Parsley – Fear and Sighing in Olympia

My wife and I lived in Olympia, Washington for two years when she was assigned to work with the state’s public health department. There were other cities available to her – in California, New Mexico, and somewhere in the Midwest – but we chose Olympia, knowing in advance that it had the sort of rainy, dreary, soul-crushing climate that might wring the very last milligram of joy from your being.