the quotidian (12.11.17)

Quotidian: daily, usual or customary; 
everyday; ordinary; commonplace

Almond crescents.

Pounding for chai.

For curry.

Pudding cooling.

My latest breakfast crush: sourdough toast with butter, cream cheese, and bacon.

Thanksgiving remix: this time with turkey gravy, stuffing balls, and over-the-top mashed potatoes.

I bake; he sings.

And…Velvet’s down: a severe case of laminitis.
Kitchen apothocary.
“I feel like I have a baby. She gets sick, I call the doctor, I pay for the meds,
and then I have to take care of her.”
Attempted selfie.


His final paper of the semester and the edits to go with.

This same time, years previous: yeasted streusel cake with lemon glaze, managing my list habit, okonomiyaki!, in my kitchen (sort of): 4:15 p.m., iced, pimento cheese spread, a family outing, peanut butter cookies, cashew brittle.


  • farm buddy

    I am always telling my friend how I like your blog, and when I was telling her about your dog sitting on the horse, I mentioned that your horse was sick with laminitis. My friend is really, really knowledgeable about horses, and she suggested that you might test your horse for Cushings, which a vet does with a blood test for ACTH. She said that often the vets will do this blood test for free and also provide some treatment drugs for free. Just thought I would pass this info on. Good luck!!

    • Jennifer Jo

      I conveyed your message to my daughter. She knew about Cushings and said this is quite different, but still, she's going to look into it. Thanks!

  • Jennifer J

    Stuffing balls… my granny used to make these and she has since passed and the recipe with her. Never been able to figure out exacthow she made them and I rarely see anyone else make the stuffing into balls like she did. Thanks for the memory and the smile today. Love reading your blog over here in central VA.

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