Monday, September 27, 2010

Dear ones,

Did you need some recipes for this transition from summer into Fall?

I thought you might!

Hence the late-summer tomato-bread salad, here.

And the early-fall potato-leek soup, here.

Also, not to taunt you or anything, but there's a photo at the end of that last post you might want to see. I'll give you a hint. It's of a baby. Not this baby



Although, yes, that is a very cute baby. Okay, another hint. It's about a birthday. Not my friend Chris's fortieth, for which occasion I made this t-shirt that I am hereby showing off:



I would actually like to make a little tutorial, because a layer-cake shirt is such a fabulous birthday present. . . 

But okay. Here's your last hint:


Yay!

xo Catherine

p.s. If you are serious about Europe or the huts or Paris or wanting more information, maybe email me directly? That way I don't have to bore everyone with all the details or try to figure out if you're just being polite. But about those hut shoes: a hut is like a hostel, and when you arrive you take off your stinky, muddy boots and put on a pair of crocs. They have dozens of pairs for this very purpose, so I took a photo to remind us of them.


22 comments:

  1. Aw...squishy little baby face! Okay, hopping over to check out your recipe!

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  2. Anonymous12:44 PM

    Please tell us who this baby is!

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  3. Is that an ultrasound picture????

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  4. This is so exciting!

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  5. Anni had the baby! Congrats to her and her little bundle. How over the moon are you to have a wee baby in the house?!

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  6. Teafortwo3:48 PM

    Congratulations to Anni (and you all too!) I made a panzanella a few weeks ago when my tomatoes were still plentiful. I want to try your recipe too!

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  7. Aw! Baby! I hope the baby and mama are doing well.

    It's ALL the way fall here - the transition time is gone and the leaves are all red and gold and leaving. And it is also cold, which is what I get for living here.

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  8. Just read up on baby Frankie, again, best wishes to Mom and babe.

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  9. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Would love to know about your European trip and all the places you visited but do not know how to email direct.
    More information, please!!!
    julia

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  10. Julie4:32 PM

    It's so NOT boring to read your blog Catherine - more posts, more posts please :)

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  11. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Congrats to Anni and welcome Frankie!

    We made the Leek and Potato soup last night and it was delicious! Tamale pie and puffy pancakes are my top two favorites of your many delicious recipes, but this is a close 3rd. I tried to log into Disney’s site to say so, but just looking at all the info I had to give them and all of the “offers” I needed to opt out of made me break out in a sweat. Sorry. But really, feel free to tell them that I subscribed to Wondertime (which I still miss) and now to Family Fun just for your writing! Thanks!

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  12. Congratulations?! It's amazing how real they look even all curled up and floating around in there.

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  13. "That way I don't have to bore everyone with the details." Catherine, you could describe the contents of your kitchen drawer and I would not be bored. Everything you write is so filled with humor, love, and insight. Thank you.

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  14. Anonymous11:43 AM

    Jen, that's hysterical yet so true. I just laughed out loud at work.

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  15. Oh such a beautiful, sweet baby. I am with the sentimental moms on the Disney site (if only I could log on there....) My newest (and last) baby is 10 months old and it has already gone way too fast. I miss the warmth and the smell and the feeling of holding a newborn so mch it aches. Damn biological clock.

    But anyway, as always I love reading anything you write Catherine, and congrats to Anni! Kiss that sweet baby!

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  16. Phillycricket8:38 AM

    Yes, share the shirt-making tips! Congratulations to Anni and thanks for all the great trip photos! :)

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  17. Phillycricket8:38 AM

    Yes, share the shirt-making tips! Congratulations to Anni and thanks for all the great trip photos! :)

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  18. I came over to congratulate you on your beautiful piece in the new Whole Living magazine, but here I read there are congratulations due all over the place! Yay, Anni! And welcome to the world, little Frankie! Mazel tov to all!

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  19. that cake is pure applique perfection. kisses.

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  20. Teafortwo6:36 PM

    I made the panzanella for Bunco Friday to rave reviews. A friend's daughter was there and she requested that I dish some up for her to take home. It's really good with scrambled eggs in the morning.

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  21. Hidayah5:00 AM

    I would love to hear about the Europe trip! And am never bored......please write away!

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  22. After waking at 5:45am to get the teen boys out the door to high school, then get the 5th grader out the door to middle school; and rather than going to the gym, I guiltily laid on the couch, hoping the "you should be doing something constructive" police wouldn't catch me; and read your essay "Bored Again" in Brain, Child and laughed and laughed out loud, alone and all to myself. Not boring! Loved it! Thank you!

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