stuff

  • neighbor cake.

    Neighbors and cakes just go together, don’t they? Need a cup of sugar? Borrow one from your neighbor. Short one egg? Knock next door. Beware the big bad wolf, et cetera, but a little…

    March 14, 2019 11 Comments
  • simple stuff: tea strainers.

    Contrary to popular opinion, I don’t read tea leaves. Not real ones anyway. Indeed, I’d prefer the leaves to stay mostly out of my tea. But I recently had folks over for dinner and,…

    February 12, 2019 30 Comments
  • simple stuff: humidifiers.

    My general approach to electronic appliances is to do without them. Our coffee’s made in a French press. Milk is warmed on the stovetop. I’d go without a microwave if our apartment didn’t come…

    January 17, 2019 70 Comments
  • tidying up, together.

    Last week, James finished a box of chocolate-covered salted caramels I’d slipped into his Christmas stocking. I fished the small cardboard box from the recycling basket we keep by the front door and, after…

    January 16, 2019 75 Comments
  • simple stuff: clips & clamps.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    April 5, 2017 40 Comments