Pen and Moon

musings, life lessons & poetry from Theresa Jarosz Alberti

Tag: 70s

How I Taught Myself to Cook

It’s two months-plus since my knee replacement and I’m finally be able to cook again — yay! In the last year, anything that involved standing or walking made me wince and have to sit down. I’d been relegated to a sous chef; I could chop things sitting at the table while Bob handled the stove and oven. I do like to cook and bake, so I missed it.

This new development has got me looking at cookbooks again. I do have quite a collection, some favorites, some I’ve never used but want to explore. Just looking at them has me remembering how I taught myself to cook decades ago. Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 26

Welcome to Day 26 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

No winner today. I think we are all feeling fatigue as Poetry Month nears the end, you the readers/commenters, and I certainly am as the writer! I’ll do a raffle tomorrow, or not, no big deal. I’ve been so appreciative of how this project has gone so far. 

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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Okay, there’s a reason I stopped writing rhyming poems in 4th grade! I wanted to challenge myself, do something silly, so here it goes. It is much harder than it looks, at least for me. I have a new appreciation for Dr. Seuss now. 

A (Sort of) Ode to Cheese Continue reading

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