Smug and lazy children’s suppers: vegetarian burrito edition

It’s been a full two years since I shared the first smug-and-lazy, four-children-approved supper: vegetarian tacos. A lot has changed around here since then but – for once – I’m not talking about the ‘strange…

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Refurbishing a dollhouse, vol II

Who would have imagined that writing a post about refurbishing a dollhouse would require a volume two? No, me neither, but as it turns out lots of you are refurbishing and fixing up dollhouses too!…

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Life around here, on rewind (and smug and lazy cinnamon rolls)

Hello! I can only apologize for the month of no updates – unprecedented around here, followed by my writing a lengthy post that I then subsequently deleted and spent far too long trying to recover…

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Bread in the time of Corona (a smug and lazy no-knead bread recipe)

My children eat a lot of bread. Bread and pasta, the Italian mother’s dream perhaps? Certainly anathema to celeb personal trainers who suggest that after 30 you have to choose between Bread or Body. In…

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What next? Post covid, for children

Normally around this time of year I, like many, have assumed my position as an amateur tennis commentator, and am busy joining in conversations about Federer’s performance as though I know what I’m talking about.…

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