Hermine’s Morning Joe

My mother Jessica was a very good cook,   and my mother-in-law Hermine was an extraordinary one.   I,  on the other hand,  never prided myself much on my own culinary skills.   (See COOKING WITH GAS,  Oct 26, 2013.) I did try however,  and over the years turned out meals for our family of three with no memorable disasters.  In fact I once made a roast chicken so moist and tasty that my son said,  Mom,  this is delicious,  is it from Pastrami Queen or the Second Avenue Deli? But the...

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Fender Bender

When my husband turned 60 he bought himself a birthday present – a light green Ford Thunderbird convertible.  Needless to say he loves that car,  and although I’d always thought of cars as basic transportation,  I must confess I love that T-Bird too! At first Danny was hesitant to let me get behind the wheel,  but we have a second car so in fact I don’t drive the T-Bird very often.  But one recent, fateful day I had to transport some stuff across town and my car was in...

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