June 2012

Summer Reading

by frannybolsa on June 29, 2012

in Book Review


Thought I’d share a few of the books from my Summer Reading List (which is invented as I go) I do a reverse list – I read and if it’s a keeper it goes on the list. Coming Home to Eat by Gary Paul Nabhan. One mans journey to eat local begins an exploration of […]


Snapshots: That Boy and This Girl

by frannybolsa on June 27, 2012

in Snapshots

old picture

I’ve had this picture of my Dad for years. I don’t know much about it. My Dad didn’t talk much about his growing up years. It sits on an old (and presently dusty) sewing machine / table in my bedroom. He’s 3 or 4 which would mean it was taken around 1946. He was the […]


Change Is A Coming

by frannybolsa on June 25, 2012

in Life

logo tease

This is a blog equivalent of putting up orange barrels and having big beefy men in day glo vests sporting plumbers crack wave you through a construction zone. Over the last month I’ve been working with Becky Bayne to create some loveliness for my corner of the intranets. Well, she created, I oooohhhhed and …


A Bad Zucchini Joke

by frannybolsa on June 22, 2012

in Life


This is for my Chicken Farmer. Cause he thinks he made a funny. And he’s proud. And he’s determined to get all the mileage out of it that he can. A conversation with the Chicken Farmer while he’s in his convertible and I’m at home: Me: I picked two zucchini today! First of the year! […]


Cookbook Love: Handheld Pies

by frannybolsa on June 20, 2012

in Book Review

cookbook cover

I heard the siren call of a bookstore. I walked out pie-eyed with a new cookbook in hand. My kitchen has been full of happy endings. Pie endings. That fit in your hand. Handheld pies by Sarah Billingsly and Rachel Wharton. It’s filled with sweet and savory scrumptiousness in perfect palm sized proportions. It’s so […]


Father’s Day: The Men in My Life

by frannybolsa on June 18, 2012

in Life


Last year, was the last Father’s day we had with my Dad. A gift. So rather than being sad for too long on Sunday morning. I talked to him while I weeded in the garden. I showed him my tomatoes. Big fatties. Perfect for eaten’ right off the vine with a bit of Miracle Whip […]


Link Lovin’ 6.15.12

by frannybolsa on June 15, 2012

in Life

Handheld Pie Cookbook

I was sucked into the vortex of Barnes and Noble this week and bought Handheld Pies by Sarah Billingsley and Richard Wharton. I’m planning some hot and heavy pie action for the weekend. You can pick it up at Amazon without having to brave the temptations of Barnes and Noble. I’ve been dreaming of a camera […]


Early bird in the Making

by frannybolsa on June 13, 2012

in Life

stick figure

I’ve always been a night owl. Now I’m trying to be an early bird. My brain has energy in the morning. Like Richards Simmons in leg warmers energy. I need to capture that. Going from being up late to getting up early – it ain’t pretty. My life for the past week: 4:30 a.m Make […]


Taste Test: Canteloupe and Mint Chocolate Chip

by frannybolsa on June 11, 2012

in Cooking


A week or so ago I posted a recipe for Watermelon Soda. This week I gave it a whirl with cantaloupe. And Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. It’s important that your food be color coordinated. Think madras shorts from high school. Summer sherbet colors. Juicy, sweet, mellow melon meets cheeky mint chocolate chip. Teamwork in […]


This Glamorous Life

by frannybolsa on June 8, 2012

in Life


Glamorous and in the fast lane. That’s life these days. We’re getting ready for camp. Well, Girl Wonder is getting ready for camp. I’m getting ready for 2 weeks of staying up late, watching R rated movies and eating nothing but vegetables for dinner. I’m a wild woman. If someone were to make a Lifetime […]